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Articles by Steve Ouimette

3rd Power Amplification British Dream Amp Review

June 14, 2011
The combo features ''59 AC and ''68 Plexi channels.
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Rivera RockCrusher Attenuator Review

June 7, 2011
Rivera has built an attenuator that works with the most powerful amps while preserving that tone that led you to you most beloved amp in the first place.
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When I Grow Up

June 7, 2011
From dreams of being in KISS to a career in recording, and everything in between.
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Rivera Amplification Blues Shaman and Double Shaman Pedal Reviews

May 17, 2011
Paul Rivera’s amplifiers and effects are impressive by any standard. His work reflects a remarkable breadth of knowledge and intuition about the real musical applications for amplifiers and effects. The
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MXR Custom Badass '78 Distortion Pedal Review

May 9, 2011
MXR did a fantastic job of capturing an era of guitar tone that many of us love and put it in a pedal.
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10 Things All Guitarists Should Be Able to Do

May 9, 2011
10 things that amateur guitarists can do to play more like a pro.
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Rivera Metal Shaman Pedal Review

May 3, 2011
Metal pedals that can capture the intensity of a big, loud metal amp are rare. But Rivera has done it with the Metal Shaman.
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Builder Profile: Mercury Magnetics

April 27, 2011
We talk with Mercury’s Sergio Hamernik to dig deeper into their roots, find out what one can expect from upgrading their iron, and what sets Mercury apart.
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65amps London Pro Amp Review

April 19, 2011
The London Pro belongs to 65amps’ Working Pro Line—a more affordable series of amplifiers (in relative terms) for players who want 65amps features and quality with fewer frills.
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Cloud 9 Audio Analog Alien Fuzzbubble-45 Pedal Review

April 19, 2011
Two pedals in one: JIMI (fuzz channel) and PETE (overdrive channel)
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Hey, You Can't Do That: I Got The Fire

April 5, 2011
This month I want to talk about putting the fire in your playing, because nothing sucks more than a lackluster performance, live or in the studio.
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Amptweaker Tight Boost Pedal Review

March 31, 2011
The Tight Boost is the successor to the Tight Drive, and differs in having less aggressive gain section and the ability to get cocked wah tones with a special Mid control.
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Hip Kitty Panetone Combo Amp Review

March 11, 2011
The 6V6-powered, 25-watt Panetone Combo is a portable classic rocker that plays well with pedals.
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Hey, You Can't Do That: Getting the Fire Back

March 10, 2011
Getting back to what made us love the guitar
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Jackson Ampworks Britain 3 Amp Review

February 24, 2011
The 12/25/50-watt head packs dual EL34s and dual EL84s into a compact, versatile, and stylish British-flavored head.
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Fretted Americana Evil Robot Tube Combo Amp Review

February 15, 2011
A stylish combo inspired by Phil X''s 1950s Magnatone Tonemaster
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Hey, You Can't Do That: Know Thy Fretboard

February 7, 2011
How many guitarists here can proudly raise their hand and say they can call out every single note on the fretboard instantly?
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Young Pedals Looker Stereo Tremolo Pedal Review

February 3, 2011
A stereo tremolo that can go from subtle to psychedelic
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Nolatone Ampworks Rotten Johnny Combo Amp Review

January 17, 2011
Download Example 1 Les Paul dirty rock rhythm tone Download Example 2 Clean Blackface Strat tone Download Example 3 P-90 thick solo tone Clips recorded with an SM57 off-axis
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The Human Element - Old School Guitar Interaction

December 30, 2010
Don''t let technology cause you to miss out on the real-life connections that make you a better player
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