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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

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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Sunsine Audio Harmonic Decoder Review

September 7, 2014
This pitch-shifting, tone-twisting box of controlled chaos is a potent compositional tool.
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Ace Frehley: Cosmic Space Invasion

September 2, 2014
With a new label and several pending projects in the works, the former Kiss legend is still rocking the riffs.
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DLS Reckless Driver Review

August 18, 2014
This 2-channel OD/distortion delivers a wide range of dirty colors.
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Mastodon: A Year in the Life of the Sludge Metal Lords

August 1, 2014
Riffmeisters Bill Kelliher and Brent Hinds play for the song on the quartet’s sixth album, Once More ’Round the Sun.
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Visual Sound V3 H2O Review

July 24, 2014
A space-saving double pedal that lets you blend chorus and vibrato with digital delay in fascinating combinations.
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Born Guitars OG Carve Review

June 25, 2014
Sustainable materials come together in a superlative electric.
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Judas Priest: Unleash the Beast

June 19, 2014
The Brit metal pioneers recruited guitarist Richie Faulkner in 2011, refreshing the creative process for the group’s 17th album, Redeemer of Souls.
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