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Articles by Charles Saufley

MXR Custom Shop Micro Amp+ Review

March 11, 2014
MXR refines an unsung classic and creates a potent tone-sculpting tool.
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NAMM '14 - Mighty Mite USA Guitar Necks Demo

March 7, 2014
The American aftermarket parts company reintroduces US-made guitar necks.
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NAMM '14 - Cort Guitars CR230 Demo

March 7, 2014
See and hear their revamped and updated LP-style guitar to their solidbody line.
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NAMM '14 - A&S Cases Iso Cabinet Demo

March 5, 2014
See and hear how their new 4x12 case significantly reduces volume.
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NAMM '14 - Gibson J-15, J-29, Peter Frampton LP Custom, L-5 Cutaway Prototype, Les Paul Melody Maker

March 4, 2014
The boys in Tennessee were busy this fall as they unveiled over a dozen new solidbody, semi-hollow, and acoustic models during the 2014 show.
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The War on Drugs' "Lost in the Dream" Album Review

March 2, 2014
TWOD’s latest is a heart-rending little ride marking a brilliant texturalist emerging as a master songsmith.
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NAMM '14 - Jackson Soloist SLX, Mark Morton Dominion Pro & More

February 28, 2014
FMIC's edgiest brand brings a surplus of updated models and new axes to this year's show.
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MXR Custom Shop Phase 99 Review

February 27, 2014
Two classic Phase 90s combined with impressive tone-shaping controls in a single compact enclosure.
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NAMM '14 - Fret-King Jerry Donahue-Duncan Signature | Vintage V58JDAB Jerry Donahue Demos

February 24, 2014
Mr. Hellecaster chats with PG about his two new signature models and even rips proper on both.
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NAMM '14 - Gretsch G5034TFT Rancher Demo, 10th Anniversary Custom Shop Models, Roots Collection

February 21, 2014
Joe Carducci and master builder Stephen Stern expound on the company's new dressed-up anniversary Penguin and Falcon models, additions to the Roots Collection, and an acoustic with a Bigsby.
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NAMM '14 - Guild Guitars M-75G Aristocrat, Starfire V and CE-100D Demos

February 10, 2014
The FMIC brand shows and plays three new classic revamps in their Newark St. family.
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NAMM '14 - 65Amps Whiskey and Producer84 Demos

February 7, 2014
Dan Boul plays and expounds about his newest 6L6- and EL84-powered amps. (Bonus: see a picture of Dan in all his '80s glory.)
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NAMM '14 - Eastman Guitars E2000SS Acoustic, AR371CE Blonde & T184MX-LS Demos

February 6, 2014
Get introduced to and hear their new slope-shouldered acoustic and two updated electric models.
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Rainger FX Air Traffic Controller Review

February 6, 2014
Unique distortion device gets weird with a white noise generator and low-pass filter.
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NAMM '14 - Fender Custom Shop Nile Rodgers Hitmaker Stratocaster

February 5, 2014
Learn about the recreation of the guitar behind mega-hits from Daft Punk, Madonna, Diana Ross, David Bowie, and many more.
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Temples' "Sun Structures" Album Review

February 5, 2014
This is a beautifully melancholy and sugar-sweet trip for anyone who savors lush psychedelic guitar pop.
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NAMM '14 - Mod Kits DIY Wahtz Wah Demo

January 31, 2014
See and hear the DIYers newest kit for their first ever wah pedal.
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Analog Alien Rumble Seat Review

January 29, 2014
Killer reverb, delay, and OD in one convenient box
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NAMM '14 - PRS Guitars Archon Amp, S2 Custom 22, S2 Single Cut, and Custom 24 Floyd Rose Demos

January 28, 2014
See and hear Paul Reed Smith's new high-gain amp, affordable versions of company's classic guitars, and a dive-bombing machine.
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