Reviews: Pickups & Accessories

Quick Hit: DiMarzio Black Angel

June 12, 2016
Simplicity, functionality, and tone are nestled together in DiMarzio’s passive pickup solution for acoustic guitarists.
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Quick Hit: IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic

May 26, 2016
An ultra-portable, easy-to-use tool that helps you capture ideas before they’re a distant memory.
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Bergantino Audio Systems B|Amp & HD Cabinets Review

March 23, 2016
A 6-1/2 pound monster of a bass amp that packs in features galore.
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Quick Hit: Korg Pitchblack Custom

March 20, 2016
A sleek, space-age-looking tuner that performs as good as it looks.
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5-Way Frenzy: Vintage-Style Strat Pickup Review Roundup

October 5, 2015
We test high-end sets from Amalfitano, Fender, Klein, Manlius, and Mojotone in a carefully calibrated American Vintage ’56 Stratocaster.
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Fishman Fluence Classic Humbuckers Review

July 1, 2015
Can Larry the Acoustic Guy’s newfangled pickup technology really deliver authentic PAF tones that rival boutique ’buckers?
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Quick Hit: TC Electronic PolyTune Clip

June 17, 2015
Polyphonic tuning power—right on your headstock.
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Quick Hit: A&E Craft Ultima Review

May 15, 2015
An affordable trigger capo that grips like an angry gorilla.
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Quick Hit: Killer Guitar Components Killer Compensated Claw

December 21, 2014
This replacement claw for vintage-style Strat tremolos provides a subtler, more Bigsby-like response.
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Livid Guitar Wing Review

November 21, 2014
The wireless MIDI controller digital guitarists have been waiting for.
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Quick Hit: D’Addario NS Micro Universal Tuner

November 9, 2014
Ultra-small headstock tuner can move like a yogi while performing spot-on tuning.
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Quick Hit: Nordstrand NVT A3 Pickups

October 12, 2014
T-style pickup set with addictive textural quality that sets it apart from many vintage-style units.
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Humbucker-Sized P-90 Review Roundup

December 17, 2013
Eight pickup sets that’ll transform your Les Paul into a Special, or breathe sparkling new life into any other humbucker-equipped axe.
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Pedal Switcher Shootout

September 17, 2013
We compare pedalboard switching solutions from OneControl, Decibel Eleven, Musicom Lab & EC Pedals Custom Shop.
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Nordstrand Shush Puppies Pickups Review

July 6, 2013
Designed to address the age-old issues of feedback, noise, and hum without losing the sweet, syrupy chime that defines a great single-coil.
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FU-Tone.com High Performance Titanium and Brass Bridge Package Reviews

June 18, 2013
By using stainless steel and titanium in critical parts of the unit, FU-Tone has indeed taken the Floyd Rose concept in several new directions.
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Lace Matt Pike Dirty Heshers Pickups Review

May 11, 2013
The Matt Pike Dirty Heshers from Lace are designed to produce the massive tones Pike is known for, only bigger and richer than you’d expect from super-hot humbuckers.
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EMG 66-N/57-B Humbuckers Review

March 11, 2013
Blending vintage character and EMG’s trademark fidelity, the new 57-B and 66-N humbuckers might just become modern classics.
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Seymour Duncan SH-16 '59/Custom Hybrid Humbucker Review

December 10, 2012
Able to handle both clean and overdriven sounds with ease, Seymour Duncan''s SH-16 ’59/Custom Hybrid is a vintage-tinged humbucker that has a unique edge and enough modern muscle to play harder styles of music.
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L.R. Baggs M80 Pickup Review

December 10, 2012
From heavy flatpicked strumming to delicate fingerstyle, the L.R. Baggs M80 soundhole pickup is a worthwhile investment that represents a pretty sweet value for any application.
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