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Articles by Chris Burgess

An Interview with Steven Fryette

March 17, 2009
Steven Fryette recently sold the VHT brand, continuing his amps under the name Fryette. We talk about building VHT, letting it go, and where Fryette is headed.
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Gear Close Up: Essential Sound Products, Inc. MusicCord Pro

March 5, 2009
This high-end product is an AC power cord designed to enhance audio performance, and uses patented, multi-conductor power cordage geometry.
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5 Studio Setups You Should Know About

February 16, 2009
A look into five different studio setups that might change the way you think about recording.
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"Why Can't You Turn That Down?" An Interview with Steve Carey of FluxTone

January 15, 2009
FluxTone''s Steve Carey explains how their Variable Magnetic Technology allows you to retain your tone (and your relationships) when turning your amp down.
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Goodsell Black Dog 50 Review

January 15, 2009
The Black Dog serves up all the tone you can handle without having to tweak every knob to get it.
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Close Up: N-Tune Onboard Chromatic Guitar Tuner

January 15, 2009
A closer look at the N-Tune Onboard Tuner in practice
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People's Amp Review

December 17, 2008
Can one man take on the boutique industry with a Bluesbreaker-inspired 18-watt tube amp for just $650? We take the People''s Amp for a ride to find out.
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PRS Starla Review

December 17, 2008
The Starla is a winning departure for PRS.
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Vox Amplifiers: The JMI Years

December 16, 2008
Vox aficionado Jim Elyea talks about his journey in producing the most complete reference for JMI-era Vox amps ever made.
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Vox Heritage Collection AC30H2 Review

December 16, 2008
Looking for vintage AC30 tone? The AC30H2 is worth a look.
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The Spectrum of Plectrum

November 11, 2008
Often, it’s the little things that go unnoticed, but in the pursuit of tone perfection, even the diminutive and easily neglected pick can make a big difference. I must
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Egnater Rebel 20 Review

November 11, 2008
Chris Burgess gives us an inside look at Egnater''s Rebel 20, a surprisingly affordable tone monster
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Category 5 Tempest & 1900 Review

November 11, 2008
The Category 5 Tempest and 1900 brew up a storm of blues and rock built for the gigging musician.
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Himmelstrutz Elektro Art Fetto Pedal Review

October 15, 2008
An overdrive/distortion with an amp-like feel, the Fetto has a Plexi-like gain structure with a wide range of Drive control, great clarity and string definition even at high gain, and nice harmonic complexity even at low gain.
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Moollon Class A Boost Pedal Review

October 15, 2008
The very stylish, top-end Class A boost from Korean maker Geo Woo looks like it was designed by a tattoo artist turned silversmith
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BSM RPA Treble Booster Pedal Review

October 15, 2008
The RPA (which stands for Richie’s Pre Amp) emulates Richie Blackmore’s post-1974 sound
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Lizard Leg Flying Dragon Pedal Review

October 15, 2008
The real strength of this pedal is in its balance and transparency.
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DLS Effects RotoSIM Pedal Review

October 15, 2008
I spent some time this past summer looking around for a good Leslie-type effect for my stage rig—not a Uni-Vibe or something like that (although there are plenty of
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Seymour Duncan SFX-07 Shape Shifter Pedal Review

October 15, 2008
This tap tremolo was made to reproduce the rich classic tremolo sound of vintage fifties tube amps
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Review: Riffworks Standard Digital Recording Software

October 13, 2008
Sonoma Wire Works'' Riffworks is a simple but useful recording software
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