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Articles by Joe Charupakorn

Interview: Steve Vai - The Gospel According to Steve

August 10, 2012
The revered prophet of the 6- and 7-string parts the shroud to reveal the mysteries of his tones, compositions, and gear on "The Story of Light."
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Fractal Axe-FX II Preamp FX Processor Review

July 9, 2012
“This thing is the greatest invention ever for electric guitarists,” Dweezil Zappa told Premier Guitar at last year’s LA Amp Show as he gushed over Fractal Audio’s new Axe-Fx
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Interview: Wayne Krantz - Inside the Beat

June 27, 2012
The jazz-fusion guru discusses his new star-studded album Howie 61.
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Interview: Mark Tremonti and his musical alter egos

June 20, 2012
Tremonti gives us a candid, firsthand look at the making of his debut solo album, All I Was, tells us how he juggles his solo career with Creed and Alter Bridge, and reveals his secret desire to be a blues/fusion guitarist.
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Interview: Adestria - Young, Hungry, and Taking Chances

June 8, 2012
Adestria guitarists Russell Klein and Brian Stump reveal the serendipity that led to forming their 6-piece metalcore outfit—which in four short years has hammered out a stunningly brutal sound full of intricate layers, time signatures, and catchy melodies.
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Fender Select Telecaster Electric Guitar Review

June 8, 2012
Highly figured tops, necks crafted from carefully procured woods, warmer-sounding pickups, and improved electronics and hardware.
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Interview: The Hives’ Vigilante Carlstroem Pushes Clean into Chaos

June 6, 2012
Carlstroem discusses the band’s unlikely love for Yngwie Malmsteen, its addiction to abusing Roland Jazz Chorus amps, and Lex Hives—their first album in five years.
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Fretlight FG-421 Electric Guitar Review

May 30, 2012
Well-known for providing a unique learning tool with LED-lit fretboards, Fretlight''s latest models bundle even more software and tools for beginners while aiming to simultaneously provide a gig-worthy instrument.
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Interview: Sonny Landreth Goes Instrumental With Joe Satriani and Eric Johnson

May 22, 2012
The slide maestro talks about working with two bona fide guitar gods on “Elemental Journey” and his new Fender Signature Stratocaster and Dumble amp.
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Krusa Guitars

May 11, 2012
With more than 20 years of guitar- building experience now under his belt, Krusa has become a formidable presence in the world of custom acoustics.
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