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Rivera Venus Deux Review

July 7, 2014
The Burbank amp gurus’ latest is one of the most expressive and versatile 6V6 combos available today.
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Quick Hit: Korg Rimpitch Tuner

July 6, 2014
A discreet and accurate soundhole-mounted tuner.
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Reverend Fellowship Bass Review

July 4, 2014
A sleek take on a time-honored bass design—with some interesting twists.
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Ruokangas Mojo King Review

July 3, 2014
An immaculately crafted Finnish T-style that dishes tasty clean tones in abundance.
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Ear to the Ground: Parquet Courts’ “Black and White”

July 2, 2014
The Brooklyn indie rockers import ’90s sounds to fuel the fires of 21st-century paranoia and demonstrate how discordance can be anthemic.
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Ear to the Ground: Hiss Golden Messenger’s “Saturday’s Song”

July 2, 2014
Court & Spark cohorts MC Taylor and Scott Hirsch deftly avoid country mouse/city mouse clichés to craft a gorgeous Americana opus that’s an instant classic.
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Ear to the Ground: The Range of Light Wilderness’ “Perfect {the First Time}”

July 1, 2014
Just as Beachwood Sparks perfected the classic SoCal sound, this Bay Area trio captures the vibes of its home turf with a sublime gem of harmonious, psychedelic folk-rock.
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MXR M68 Uni-Vibe Review

July 1, 2014
An FET-driven vibrato and chorus that captures the sound and spirit of a classic.
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The Mean 18: British-Style 18-Watt Amp Kits from Mojotone and Tube Depot

July 1, 2014
We built two killer Marshall 18-watt amp clones from kits. Which sounds best? Which was more fun to make?
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Ear to the Ground: Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters’ “Rainbow”

June 30, 2014
The Led Zep legend returns to rock ’n’ roll, but infuses it with Afrobeat and trance to create a sound that is simultaneously rootsy and new.
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