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Articles by Joe Charupakorn

Interview: Meshuggah's Mårten Hagström on "Koloss"

February 29, 2012
Although "Koloss" might be more accessible than past works, guitarist Mårten Hagström says it contains some of their most complex compositions to date
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Keller Williams: Low-End Loop Master

February 10, 2012
One-man jam band Keller Williams reveals the trick to avoiding pesky loop drift, and tells how playing with the string cheese Incident inspired him to dive headlong into bass on his new reggaetrio album.
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Lamb of God: No Barriers

February 10, 2012
Lamb of God’s Mark Morton and Willie Adler talk about their favorite Boogie heads, developing upstroke wallop, and how their love of Hendrix and Billy Gibbons informed their diverse new album, Resolution.
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Visual Sound Dual Tap Delay Pedal Review

January 10, 2012
With the Dual Tap Delay, Visual Sound successfully integrates digital and analog technology and brings two delays together in one unit with a master tap tempo.
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Animals as Leaders: A Different Breed

January 10, 2012
Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes—Animals as Leaders’ jaw-dropping dualguitar team—live up to their name and create a new progressive-rock beast by cross-breeding jazz, classical, and metal techniques in a way that simultaneously blows your mind and defies the genre’s stereotypes.
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3 Monkeys Virgil Amp Review

January 10, 2012
Virgil is a 30-watt, two-channel, 6V6-powered amp based on the Hiwatt-meets-Marshall BW119 that 3 Monkeys designed for Whitford in 2006.
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Brent Mason: A Chameleon in Tune Town

January 10, 2012
nashville session ace Brent mason discusses his new recording how-to dvd, his heavily modified ’68 Tele workhorse, and how sight-reading can sometimes make him “sweat blood.”
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George Benson: Still the Coolest of Cats

December 20, 2011
Jazz legend George Benson talks about his upcoming signature Fender amp, dissects his incredible picking technique, and explains the thought process behind Guitar Man— his long-awaited return to ripping 6-string work.
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Interview: Korn’s Munky on The Path of Totality

December 7, 2011
Building upon two decades of reinvention, Korn delivers something different to its fans. Guitarist Munky explains the group’s latest delving into dubstep, how he won the battle over synth, and the secret to getting a truly Korn sound.
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Interview: Kentucky Headhunters on Dixie Lullabies

November 18, 2011
Richard Young and Greg Martin talk “Dixie Lullabies” and gear.
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