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Joe Charupakorn

Joe Charupakorn

New York City native Joe Charupakorn is a guitarist, author, and editor. He has interviewed the world’s biggest guitar icons including Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Yngwie Malmsteen, Carlos Santana, Neal Schon, and Dave Davies, among many others, for Premier Guitar. Additionally, he has written over 20 instructional books for Hal Leonard Corporation. His books are available worldwide and have been translated into many languages. Visit him on the web at joecharupakorn.com.

ARTICLES

DV Mark Maragold Review

March 25, 2015
Greg Howe’s signature DV Mark is a wildly adaptable two-channel, 40-watt head.
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Mike Rutherford: Back in the Shop with the Mechanics

March 24, 2015
Genesis’ original guitarist marks the 25th anniversary of his other band’s greatest hit.
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Steven Wilson and Guthrie Govan: To Shred or Not to Shred?

March 12, 2015
Player, producer, and Porcupine Tree frontman Wilson reunites with shred king Govan for another epic concept album.
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Drone Alone: The Savage Soundscapes of Sunn O)))

December 19, 2014
No bass. No drums. No songs. How did this experimental metal-drone band get so darn popular?
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Headbangers Brawl: Four Metal Machines for $750 or Less Reviewed

November 26, 2014
B.C. Rich, Blakhart, EVH, and PRS prove you can get heavy—and surprisingly refined—on a budget.
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Black Veil Brides’ Jinxx and Jake Pitts: Brides of Bob

November 24, 2014
The hair-metal revivalists recruit legendary producer Bob Rock for their shred-emo release, Black Veil Brides IV.
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Ogre Thunderclap Review

October 31, 2014
This devilish distortion is dirty yet civilized.
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A Lesson in Violence: Exodus' Gary Holt & Lee Altus

October 23, 2014
The Bay Area thrash legends on their moonshine-vs.-wine riff-writing styles, reuniting (again) with vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza, and founding guitarist Kirk Hammett’s cameo on Blood In, Blood Out.
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Line 6 AMPLIFi 150 Review

October 16, 2014
It’s an amp! It’s home audio system! It’s both!
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Pettyjohn Electronics PreDrive Review

October 14, 2014
A high-end preamp that delivers surgically precise tone-shaping power.
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