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Articles by Charles Saufley

Jack Deville Buzzmaster Fuzz Pedal Review

October 20, 2010
A lot of fuzz flavors in one box
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Radial Engineering Bones Vienna Chorus Pedal Review

October 20, 2010
Durable dual-mode chorus with wide range
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The Sword: Spaced-Out Texas Boogie Metal

September 21, 2010
After two albums walking the line between heavy rock and metal, J.D. Cronise and Kyle Shutt of the Sword unabashedly indulge their taste for riffs and grooves with Warp Riders.
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Daniel Lanois: The Man with the Midas Touch

September 21, 2010
Whether producing Neil Young, U2, and Bob Dylan, or shaping mysterious guitar textures in Black Dub, Daniel Lanois uses soul and sonic alchemy to create some of the most beautiful and distinctive sounds in rock.
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CD Review: Dwarr - "Animals" (reissue)

September 21, 2010
A second look at the 1986 masterpiece
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Fishman Loudbox Mini Acoustic Amp Review

September 21, 2010
The Loudbox Mini provides acoustic volume and tone with portability and low price
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Zen Guitar for the 22nd Century ... and Beyond

August 17, 2010
Four tradition-flouting guitarists—Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo, Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner, and Rangda’s Sir Richard Bishop and Ben Chasny—offer tips on how to take your playing into the future by freeing your mind, hands, and 6-string from the confines of orthodox guitarisms.
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Future Blues: The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach

July 20, 2010
The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach indulges his love of killer fuzz and timeless song structures to create the soul-swinging and super-infectious new LP Brothers.
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Gorgeous Freak of Nature: Building Dweezil Zappa's Custom PRS

June 16, 2010
Dweezil Zappa’s ongoing project to honor his father’s legacy inspires a one-of-a-kind PRS. Here Premier Guitar chronicles the making of the guitar and what inspired Zappa’s unique design.
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