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Gear

Acoustic BN6210 Review

March 11, 2016
Acoustic packs 600 watts of power, a pair of 10" neo speakers, and loads of features into their new ultra-portable combo.
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CAST Engineering Releases the Pulse Drive

March 11, 2016
Classic analog tremolo sounds with 30db of boost.
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Seymour Duncan Introduces the Jeff Loomis Blackout Pickups

March 10, 2016
High–output active humbuckers developed to deliver the dynamic performance unique to active pickups, with the look, tone, and feel of a great set of passive pickups.
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Vox Launches AV Series of Amps

March 10, 2016
The series features 12AX7-driven preamp and power amp sections.
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Rig Rundown: Kurt Vile & The Violators

March 9, 2016
The Philly-based group explains how they use vintage Fender gear, classic tube amps, and a few homemade pedals to produce their brand of psychedelic folk-rock.
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Radial Engineering Unveils the Mix-Blender

March 9, 2016
A completely new dual-function pedal that enables the user to mix two instruments or effects signals together and then blend in effects.
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Billy Corgan and Railhammer Pickups Team Up for Signature Model

March 9, 2016
The unique EQ features a mild midrange bump that imparts a slight "cocked wah" effect.
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Quick Hit: Roland JC-40

March 9, 2016
Who needs tubes when you have some of the most recognizable chorus and vibrato tones around?
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Quick Hit: MXR Carbon Copy Bright

March 8, 2016
Enhanced top end makes this take on a classic delay a cool way to bridge the digital/analog divide.
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Hofner Releases the 60th Anniversary 500/1 Violin Bass

March 8, 2016
A strictly limited edition of 60 instruments to celebrate 60 years of the 500/1 Violin Bass.
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SIB Unveils the Charger

March 8, 2016
A fully-functional amp housed inside a pedal.
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Fuzzrocious Pedals Announces the Anomalies and Feed Me

March 7, 2016
A lo-fi, dirty delay based on the PT2399 chip and a tone shaper boasting four 12-position rotary pots.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: "Nagel" Kramer Baretta

March 7, 2016
A reader scores his ideal ’80s guitar, with historic art included.
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D'Addario Announces Nickel Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings

March 4, 2016
The strings feature NY Steel cores and are designed to improve tuning stability and resistance to string breaks.
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Mission Engineering Unveils the SP1-L6

March 4, 2016
A collaboration with Line 6 specifically designed to work with the Helix.
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NAMM '16 - Yamaha FG180 50th Anniversary Demo

March 4, 2016
The Japanese brand celebrates an anniversary be reintroducing a limited run of a fan favorite.
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NAMM '16 - Washburn Heritage Series, Comfort Series, and Woodline Series Acoustics

March 3, 2016
The 100-year-old company celebrates a new year by expanding three of their most popular families of flattops.
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Technically Free: Intronaut’s Sacha Dunable and Dave Timnick

March 3, 2016
On exploring the power-soaked fringes of adventurous metal, changing rigs to nail fresh tones, building tough road guitars, and live-tracking their incendiary new album, The Direction of Last Things.
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Taurus Amplification Introduces the Stomp-Head 5.CE

March 3, 2016
An ultra light, compact floor amplifier with integrated footswitches.
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