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Album Review: Every Time I Die - Ex Lives

February 29, 2012
The hardcore rockers from Buffalo take strides forward in their most elaborate album yet, due on March 6.
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1968 Gibson Les Paul Custom Reissue Black Beauty Fretless Wonder

February 10, 2012
After cleaning it up a bit and doing a little homework on the instrument, I soon realized it was much more than an ordinary vintage Les Paul.
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1976 Fender Starcaster

January 10, 2012
If imitation truly is the sincerest form of flattery, then CBS-owned Fender was infatuated with Gibson’s ES line of semi-hollow electric guitars.
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GALLERY: Guitar of the Month 2011

January 4, 2012
All 12 axes featured as Guitar of the Month in 2011.
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DVD Review: The Rolling Stones - Some Girls Live in Texas '78

December 20, 2011
With 1978’s Some Girls—one of the Stone’s biggest-selling studio albums—and its resulting US tour, the band reconnected with their gritty, groovin’, and brash roots.
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1969 G&L Leo Fender Tri-Sonic Prototype

December 20, 2011
In the case of Leo Fender and G&L, a 1969 Tri-Sonic R&D prototype covered in 20 years of dust, dirt, and grime.
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1969 Silvertone 1490 Bass

November 15, 2011
The ’69 Silvertone 1490 bass showcased here has a 30" scale, three-tone sunburst, double-cutaway 14"-wide body.
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Album Review: Russian Circles - "Empros"

November 15, 2011
Empros is the album Russian Circles have been striving to concoct since the band’s inception seven years ago.
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10 Tech Tips from Touring Pros

November 9, 2011
From string changes to amp maintenance to networking, techs to the stars tell you how to maintain your setup like a pro.
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Gear Nannies: The Life of a Guitar Tech

November 2, 2011
Get the real scoop on life on the road from seven guys who have worked for Eric Clapton, Johnny Cash, Alex Lifeson, Billy Gibbons, Joe Perry, John Petrucci, and more.
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