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Articles by Joe Charupakorn

Perri Ink Protostar Custom Electric Guitar Review

November 15, 2011
Perri Ink is a newcomer in the high-end guitar market.
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Chickenfoot: For the Birds

November 15, 2011
On the release of rock supergroup Chickenfoot''s sophomore effort, guitarist Joe Satriani and bassist Mike Anthony confess that making it look easy is precisely the point.
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How to Get the Most Out of Your Delay Pedal

October 18, 2011
Whether you’ve got a barebones analog box or a feature-packed digital model, your delay can do a lot more than add ambience to your sound. Here we walk you through everything from basics like signal-chain placement and dialing in traditional sounds to looping and precise tempo matching.
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Providence Chrono Delay DLY-4 Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
Chrono Delay DLY-4 replaces their cult-classic DLY-83, but also adds many significant upgrades that enable you tailor a very vintage analog delay sound with superb modern control and fine-tuning capabilities.
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Carl Martin Blue Ranger Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
A Texas-flavored addition to Carl Martin''s Vintage Series.
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Samantha Fish: Cachet 22

October 18, 2011
After just seven years of playing, 22-year-old singer/guitarist Samantha Fish is touring the world and garnering a reputation as a ripping blues-rocker with a very promising future.
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Boss RC-30 Loop Station Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
The new twin-pedal RC-30 adds new functionality and greater recording capability—up to 3 hours and 99 phrases
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Burriss Boostiest 2.5 Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
The Boostiest 2.5 contains the same components as the discontinued Boostiest II but with a redesigned and streamlined internal PCB and simpler graphics, resulting in a more wallet-friendly price tag
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Skreddy Pedals Lunar Module Deluxe Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
Skreddy Pedals Lunar Module Deluxe inspired, in exacting—even obsessive—terms by David Gilmour’s tone on “Time” from Pink Floyd’s classic The Dark Side of the Moon.
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Modtone Effects Coliseum Reverb Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
Coliseum is a single, affordable pedal that can cover everything from call-from-the-mountaintop ’verb to subtle room ambiance.
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Lotus Yellow Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
Within the Yellow’s unfinished enclosure, you’ll find such top-quality components as Neutrik jacks, Alpha pots, Teflon-coated wiring, and all-analog circuitry.
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Gibson Firebird X Electric Guitar Review

October 4, 2011
If you remove any preconceived notions or expectations, the Firebird X is a pretty cool guitar, both in sound and function.
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Dream Theater: Drama Kings

September 20, 2011
Dream Theater’s twin shred deities—guitarist John Petrucci and bassist John Myung—discuss the hoopla over founding drummer Mike Portnoy’s departure, their tendon-thrashing hand workouts, and the recording of their latest epic, A Dramatic Turn of Events.
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B.C. Rich Beginnings

September 20, 2011
How a small retail shop in L.A. morphed into becoming a builder of the most radical designs of the 1970s and ’80s—and then managed to redefine Reagan-era metal guitar.
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Interview: Anthrax - The Long Road to Worship Music

September 12, 2011
Scott Ian, Rob Caggiano, and Charlie Benante discuss the long-awaited, new studio release from Anthrax, reuniting with original singer Joey Belladonna, and how an Anthrax song comes together.
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Matt Schofield: Blues Man With No Master Plan

August 16, 2011
British blues sensation Matt Schofield says he was just following his muse when he took a trio of chances with his new album, "Anything But Time," but in the process he’s set off a 21st-century blues invasion of the highest order.
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Interview: Keb' Mo' - Reflections

July 25, 2011
Bluesman Keb’ Mo’ talks about his workingman’s approach to gear, his new record company, and what it’s like to win (and lose) a Grammy.
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Last Chance to Reason: The Other M

July 19, 2011
Maine-based mathcore brainiacs Last Chance to Reason meld face-melting chops with mind-bending music theory and their own epic "Metroid"-style video game to mutate every notion you have about youth, metal, and gaming culture.
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Interview: Elliot Easton - Hello Again

May 9, 2011
The Cars'' Elliot Easton talks about reuniting with his chart-topping new wave bandmates and using a bunch of guitars from his amazing collection to record their classic-sounding new album, Move Like This.
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Interview: Moving Mountains - Making Waves

May 4, 2011
Greg Dunn and Frank Graniero of Moving Mountains talk gear, recording, and balancing a full-time tour schedule while still in college.
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