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Articles by Charles Saufley

NAMM '13 - Mayones Guitars Regius 6 Demo, Custom Shop Regius 7, Regius 8, Setius GTM 8

February 7, 2013
PG's Charles Saufley is on location in Anaheim, California, where he visits the 2013 NAMM Show and swings by the Mayones Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of a Regius 6 played by Periphery guitarist Misha Mansoor. Also, we get to see and learn more about their newest models -- Custom Shop Regius 7, Regius 8, Setius GTM 8.
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NAMM '13 - Santa Cruz Guitar Company Custom Guitars

February 6, 2013
PG's Charlie Saufley is On Location in Anaheim, CA, at the 2013 NAMM Show where he visits the Santa Cruz Guitar Company booth. In this segment, we get to see some of their custom guitars.
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Takamine P3MC Acoustic Guitar Review

February 4, 2013
The new Japan-crafted Takamine P3MC is a fine example of how a stage-centric, amplification-oriented acoustic can be forward looking while retaining a lot of vintage-style sound and construction virtues.
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Epiphone 1962 Sheraton E212T Semi-Hollow Guitar Review

February 4, 2013
The new Epiphone 1962 Sheraton E2125 is one of the coolest convergences of vintage feel, playability, and value we’ve seen in a long time.
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NAMM '13 - Z.Vex Effects Super Seek Wah, Super Seek Trem, Ringtone II, and Fat Fuzz Factory Demos

January 31, 2013
PG's Charles Saufley is on location in Anaheim, California, for the 2013 NAMM Show where he visits the Z.Vex Effects booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Z.Vex's newest guitar effects pedals - Super Seek Wah, Super Seek Trem, Ringtone II, and Fat Fuzz Factory.
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NAMM '13 - Magnatone Twilighter, Single V, and Super Fifty-Nine

January 30, 2013
PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Anaheim, CA, at the 2013 NAMM Show where he visits the Magnatone booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear the Twilighter, Single V, and Super Fifty-Nine.
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TC Electronic Ditto Looper Pedal Review

January 30, 2013
The Ditto Looper is a pedal of immense musical potential that can stretch your sound palate and inspire composition while remaining entirely intuitive.
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Strymon Mobius Pedal Review

January 16, 2013
The Mobius is a pedal of very deep capabilities that exponentially widens the sound potential of a pedalboard, opens up studio and production possibilities, and can inspire whole tunes.
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Way Huge Supa-Puss Pedal Review

January 9, 2013
If you’re a guitarist who wears a lot of hats—ambient texturalist one night, roots rocker the next—the Supa-Puss analog delay may just be the one pedal that stays in your rig for every occasion.
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Recording King RO-310 Acoustic Guitar Review

January 9, 2013
Recording King’s new Adirondack-spruce-and-mahogany RO-310 is almost a greatest-hits fusion of popular OM and 000 features.
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Pigtronix Infinity Looper Pedal Review

January 9, 2013
Infinity Looper in Series mode, moving between verse and chorus sections on loops 1 and 2. Epiphone Sheraton and Vox Pathfinder used for all loops and leads. On the
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Ravi Shankar: 1920 - 2012

December 12, 2012
The Indian sitar master who profoundly influenced the work of the Beatles, John Coltrane, and the Byrds—and, by extension, a large swath of modern music—died Tuesday, December 11 at age 92.
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DVD Review: Mudhoney - "Live in Berlin, 1988"

December 10, 2012
Indeed, Live in Berlin is one of those artifacts that should forever alter the popular creation myth around Nevermind and the year that punk broke.
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L.R. Baggs M80 Pickup Review

December 10, 2012
From heavy flatpicked strumming to delicate fingerstyle, the L.R. Baggs M80 soundhole pickup is a worthwhile investment that represents a pretty sweet value for any application.
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Album Review: Neil Young and Crazy Horse - "Psychedelic Pill"

December 10, 2012
Young’s latest, Psychedelic Pill, is a ferociously stubborn assertion that he has no intent to waver from his commitment to feeling, art, or for that matter, artlessness if that’s what moves him.
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Martin OM-28E Retro Acoustic Guitar Review

November 5, 2012
With the OM-28E Retro Acoustic Guitar, there’s no denying that Martin and Fishman have created a formidable stage and studio instrument that bristles with pure Martin beauty and vintage glow.
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Voodoo Lab Giggity Pedal Review

November 5, 2012
The Voodoo Lab Giggity pedal consolidates a wealth of troubleshooting and tone-problem-solving power into a single, easy-to-use package.
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Fender American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster Electric Guitar Review

October 16, 2012
The Jazzmaster is relatively en vogue these days, thanks in no small part to once-fringe players like Nels Cline, Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo and Thurston Moore, and a host
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Album Review: Ty Segall - "Twins"

October 8, 2012
Ty Segall Twins Drag City As the reigning prince of the West Coast garage movement, Ty Segall is nuttily prolific, and his newest album, Twins, might be his most cohesive
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