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Reviews: Videos

Marshall JVM410HJS Amp Review

April 15, 2013
Joe Satriani’s signature 100-watt JVM410HJS builds upon the jack-of-all-trades JVM410H, and is designed to deliver five decades’ worth of Marshall tones from a single head.
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Randall Thrasher Amp Review

April 15, 2013
Randall’s all-tube Thrasher amp head is the company’s new flagship—the result of a recently forged partnership with boutique amp guru Mike Fortin.
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Blackstar Blackfire 200 Amp Review

April 15, 2013
The Blackfire 200 is Gus G’s signature amplifier, and it unites the extra firepower from the guitarist’s signature HT-Blackfire overdrive pedal with Blackstar’s Series One 200 head.
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Monsters of High Gain 2013

April 15, 2013
We''ve rounded up 7 fire-breathing, high-gain heads by Blackstar, Diezel, Engl, EVH, Marshall, Orange, and Randall.
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Takamine P3MC Acoustic Guitar Review

February 4, 2013
The new Japan-crafted Takamine P3MC is a fine example of how a stage-centric, amplification-oriented acoustic can be forward looking while retaining a lot of vintage-style sound and construction virtues.
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Teye Guitars R-Series La Gitana Bass Review

February 4, 2013
The wide neck and contour-less body of the Teye La Gitana might not appeal to every bassist, but its warm tonal palette and beautiful looks will likely please a number of players.
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Way Huge Supa-Puss Pedal Review

January 9, 2013
If you’re a guitarist who wears a lot of hats—ambient texturalist one night, roots rocker the next—the Supa-Puss analog delay may just be the one pedal that stays in your rig for every occasion.
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Fender Cabronita Telecaster Electric Guitar Review

December 10, 2012
Putting the basic recipe of a Custom Shop Cabronita Especial within reach of players on a humbler budget, Fender has shown that it’s heard the pleas of Tele forum members by introducing the Mexican-made Cabronita Telecaster.
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Eastwood Airline ’59 Coronado Electric Guitar Review

November 27, 2012
The latest retro creation from Eastwood channels vintage Supros with a voice that''s all its own.
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Normandy Alumicaster Bass Review

November 5, 2012
Offering exceptional sonic and visual quality, Normandy’s Alumicaster bass is a great combination of vintage and contemporary.
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Martin OM-28E Retro Acoustic Guitar Review

November 5, 2012
With the OM-28E Retro Acoustic Guitar, there’s no denying that Martin and Fishman have created a formidable stage and studio instrument that bristles with pure Martin beauty and vintage glow.
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G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Bluesboy Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Review

November 5, 2012
For fans of modern blues and/or classic rock looking for a quality axe that can take them from slicing bridge-pickup leads to funkier dual-pickup sounds and gristly neck-pickup tones, the Bluesboy is well worth checking out.
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Voodoo Lab Giggity Pedal Review

November 5, 2012
The Voodoo Lab Giggity pedal consolidates a wealth of troubleshooting and tone-problem-solving power into a single, easy-to-use package.
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Fulltone Secret Freq Pedal Review

November 5, 2012
The Seek Freq is especially good at nailing the midrange-boosted tones that define a lot of classic rock.
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Fender American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster Electric Guitar Review

October 16, 2012
The Jazzmaster is relatively en vogue these days, thanks in no small part to once-fringe players like Nels Cline, Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo and Thurston Moore, and a host
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TV Jones Spectra Sonic C Melody Electric Guitar Review

October 8, 2012
The TV Jones Spectra Sonic C Melody doesn’t disappoint in any regard other than the semi-steep price.
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Wampler Pedals Brent Mason Hot Wired v.2 Pedal Review

October 3, 2012
A smooth, 2-channel overdrive with incredible touch sensitivity.
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Fender Select Stratocaster Review

July 25, 2012
With figured wood and premium features, the Select Strat is as close as you can get to Custom Shop at USA production prices.
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Champions of Chime: The EL84 Roundup

July 9, 2012
Three studio pros test nine EL84-powered amps in the 15-watt ballpark.
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Ibanez GB300 George Benson Signature Guitar Review

May 23, 2012
Outside of a few minor tweaks in body shape, neck size and pickups, the essence of the GB remains.
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