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Fishman Loudbox Artist Acoustic Amp Review

December 7, 2011
The Loudbox artist has more power and a few extra features that make it remarkably versatile.
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Traynor YBA300 Bass Amplifier and TC810 Bass Cab Reviews

November 15, 2011
Traynor amps are prized by their fans for their heady, punchy cleans and ample volume.
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ESP James Hetfield Snakebyte Electric Guitar Review

November 15, 2011
Metallica’s James Hetfield, who began using their guitars extensively in the late ’80s while in the twilight of the band’s thrash-metal era, often championed ESP’s quality, playability, and tone.
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Gibson Les Paul Junior DC Bass Review

October 18, 2011
This Les Paul Junior bass draws influences from Gibson’s storied EB-0, but also benefits from the addition of some new refinements.
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Orange Dark Terror Amp Review

October 18, 2011
Forbiddingly dubbed the Dark Terror, Orange’s newest low-power amp builds upon its predecessor’s winning recipe, while piling on heaps of molten gain and smoking overdrive that can stretch your notions of just how huge tiny can get.
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Gretsch G6128T-GH George Harrison Signature Duo Jet Electric Guitar Review

September 20, 2011
Made in Japan, the guitar features all the custom appointments that differentiated Harrison’s guitar from other Duo Jets of the late ’50s and early ’60s.
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Hughes & Kettner Tubemeister 18 Amp Review

September 20, 2011
The EL84-powered TubeMeister 18 marks an interesting deviation from the company’s usual medium-to high-wattage fare.
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Amptweaker TightMetal Pedal Review

September 20, 2011
The TightMetal is a smorgasbord of vicious distortion options and a smooth, natural-sounding noise gate that expands its usefulness.
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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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