October 2016

Gear

Hotone Introduces the XTOMP Modeling Pedal

July 18, 2016
A rugged pedal that models over 300 iconic classic, vintage, and modern effects.
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Esoterik Guitars Unveils LK27 Baritone Model

July 18, 2016
A neck-thru baritone loaded with Seymour Duncan pickups.
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PHRED Instruments DockStar Flame Maple Review

July 18, 2016
A fully hollow, offset model aims at the jam crowd and beyond.
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SNAMM '16 - Colby Amplification Lil' Darlin | Park Amplifiers Little Rock Demos

July 18, 2016
Mitch Colby serves up a modded Champ-style combo and a Park head that mixes the power section from the company's Little Head with the preamp of the Park 50.
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SNAMM '16 - Tone Lounge Guitars Wedge and Quest Demos

July 18, 2016
Luthier Brian Swerdfeger expands his line by offering two new offset body styles.
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Lucero Unveils Classical and Acoustic-Electric Models

July 18, 2016
Both of these nylon-stringed instruments are carefully inspected and set up at Lucero's U.S. facilities.
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Trash or Treasure: Epiphone EA-28RVT Pathfinder

July 18, 2016
A classic 15-watt Epi combo that needs a tune-up might soon be ready for action again.
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SNAMM '16 - Keeley Electronics the Dark Side, the Hall, Hooke Reverb, El Monte & Bubble Tron Demos

July 17, 2016
The Gilmour homage features delay, vibe, fuzz, rotary, and octave effects, while the new reverb has three modes, and the filter/phaser/flanger nods at a zany stomp used by Frank Zappa.
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Quick Hit: Gretsch Streamliner G2622T

July 17, 2016
An affordable classic that blends traditional styling with tonal versatility.
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SNAMM '16 - 323 Effects Steel City, Ridges, & Timbers Demos

July 16, 2016
Hear three stomps—a JFET overdrive, a MOSFET- and LED-clipping dirt box, and a 3-mode reverb.
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Xotic Guitars Introduces the California Classic Series

July 15, 2016
These guitars feature nitrocellulose finish, premium grade roasted flame maple neck, and Raw Vintage handwound pickups.
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SNAMM '16 - Mojotone '52 Tele Quiet-Coil Pickups Demo

July 15, 2016
See how close these alnico-3, blackguard-voiced single-coils get to the holy grail of T-styles.
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SNAMM '16 - Mad Professor Amplification Sweet Honey Overdrive Deluxe Demo

July 15, 2016
See how this touch-sensitive, medium-gain OD pushes a distorted amp and gives dynamically controlled low-gain overtones to a clean amp.
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Ibanez Fortifies Iron Label Line with S Series Models

July 15, 2016
Ibanez expands with two new 6-string guitars and one new 7-string model.
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Ovation Guitars Unveils the Applause Elite and Balladeer

July 15, 2016
The models feature essential Ovation features at a price that makes them ideal for beginning and intermediate players.
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SNAMM '16 - AJ Peat Guitars Wild Goose, Dirty Buzzard, Screaming Flamingo, and Rooster Booster Demos

July 14, 2016
The personal pedal builder for Warren Haynes, Mike Ness, and Reverend Horton Heat makes a splash at his first trade show by bringing four new stomps.
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SNAMM '16 - Amptweaker FatMetal Pro, Bass TightMetal Jr, Bass TightRock Jr, Bass TightDrive Jr Demos

July 14, 2016
The man who's created multiple memorable amp and pedal designs unveils three bass-specific dirtboxes.
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Gallery: Generation Axe Tour 2016

July 14, 2016
Take an in-depth look at the shred-tastic gear used by Vai, Malmsteen, Bettencourt, Wylde, and Abasi.
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Levy's Leathers Introduces Ryder Strap

July 14, 2016
The sleek design has been updated with a modern western twist.
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SNAMM '16 - B3 Guitars Sahara Plus 6 Demo

July 14, 2016
The seasoned luthier tries his hand at a new headless design.
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