August

Reviews: Videos

Cort Arona 5 Electric Bass Review

September 7, 2011
Cort teamed up with German luthier Sandberg Guitars to design this 5-string bass that dabbles in both boutique feel and budget price.
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Line 6 JTV-59 Variax Electric Guitar Review

August 30, 2011
The JTV-59 combines Line 6''s modeling technology with a pair of PAF-style humbuckers
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Peavey Void 4 PXD Bass Review

August 16, 2011
It aims to be the go-to tool for bassists looking to put a bit more meat on their low-end muscle—and at an affordable price.
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Gibson Les Paul Studio Baritone Electric Guitar Review

July 19, 2011
This new bari Les Paul has a lot in common with Gibson’s original release. It employs the same 28" scale, which means its one-piece mahogany neck is a full 3 1/2" longer than a standard Les Paul’s.
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Metal Pedals Hardcore XXX Pedal Review

July 19, 2011
It’s hard to find a good all-in-one metal distortion that will turn smaller amps into raging animals and bigger amps into more versatile behemoths
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Fernandes Guitars V-Hawk Deluxe Electric Guitar Review

July 19, 2011
The new V-Hawk Deluxe is built to give metal players aggressive tones, fast playability, and radical styling in a quality package that won’t break the bank.
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Black Cat Mini Trem Pedal Review

July 6, 2011
Building on the platform of the company''s original Mini Trem, the rebooted Black Cat adds new tone-tailoring features like Tone and Boost controls for vintage-style tremolo with some extra kick.
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Fender 60th Anniversary Telecaster Electric Guitar Review

June 29, 2011
Fender’s tribute to one of their most renowned instruments is a fantastic blend of old school, don’t-fix-what-isn’t-broken mentality and current, more reliable technology.
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Hardwire HT-6 Polyphonic Tuner Review

June 14, 2011
The HT-6’s rugged casing seems capable of standing up to the roughest gig conditions, but despite its workhorse exterior, it also has a few bells and whistles inside.
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Strymon Lex Rotary Pedal Review

May 24, 2011
The Lex nails a host of rotary speaker tone, but it also delivers a lot of the response and feel of playing one in impressive fashion.
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VHT Special 6 Ultra Amp Review

May 17, 2011
Download Example 1 Clean, Jazzy Download Example 2 Clean, Picked Download Example 3 Ultra Channel, Rhythm Clips recorded with a 2008 Fender American Stratocaster (clean) and 1978 Gibson Les
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PRS Studio Electric Guitar Review

April 13, 2011
The PRS Studio is specifically targeted to players who need to cover a lot of musical ground without sacrificing the satisfying tones the company is known for.
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Soloway Single 15" Electric Guitar Review

March 15, 2011
A thinline hollowbody electric jazz box with fingerstyle string spacing and other modern options
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Gig-FX Peter Frampton MegaWah Pedal Review

February 15, 2011
A wah with four unique voices: Classic Wah, MegaWah, Triggered Wah, and Auto Wah.
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Martin GPCPA1 Grand Performance Acoustic Guitar Review

February 15, 2011
A Grand Performance from Martin''s Performing Artist series with live performance friendly features such as the Fishman Aura F1 system
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JET Caldera Electric Guitar Review

February 15, 2011
The closing of 2010 may signal the end of a rather turbulent decade, but it’s certainly a time to celebrate the state of the independent guitar-building industry, which, despite
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Video Review: "Adam Rafferty Teaches How to Play the Music of the Jackson Five"

January 17, 2011
Adam Rafferty Teaches How to Play the Music of the Jackson Five Crescent Ridge Publishing Few music catalogs are as hook and groove laden as the Jackson Five’s. Guitarist Adam
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Stadler Guitars Goldtop Electric Guitar Review

January 17, 2011
Download Example 1 Middle Switch Position Download Example 2 Neck pickup Clips recorded with a 1981 Marshall JCM800 halfstack. Few things in the average electric guitarist’s life thrill quite
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Burriss Amps Dirty Red Amp Head Review

December 21, 2010
Greasy, gritty, low-wattage fun
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Goodsell Valpreaux 21 Amp Review

December 21, 2010
The Valpreaux is powered by two 6973s—tubes that were used in several 1960s Valco, Supro, and Gretsch amp circuits, but in little else that guitar players use.
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