August

Articles by Jason Shadrick

Quick Hit: DiMarzio Black Angel

June 12, 2016
Simplicity, functionality, and tone are nestled together in DiMarzio’s passive pickup solution for acoustic guitarists.
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Quick Hit: Cusack Reverb SME

May 29, 2016
Access a wormhole’s worth of quality reverberations with only four knobs.
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Julian Lage: Surrender to the Twang

May 25, 2016
After outgrowing the “child prodigy” label, the virtuoso guitarist returns to his first love, the Telecaster.
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Quick Hit: Fender Paramount PM-2 Parlor

May 9, 2016
A super-playable parlor-sized acoustic with headroom and clarity to spare.
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Quick Hit: Grace Design FELiX Preamp

May 4, 2016
An investment-grade preamp that offers powerful EQ controls, dual channels, and a flexible interface.
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High Seas Shred: Axes & Anchors Cruise

April 19, 2016
Aboard an unforgettable floating workshop featuring Zakk, Yngwie, Bumblefoot, Skolnick, Friedman, and a few thousand guitar nerds.
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Quick Hit: Wild Custom Wildmaster Gold Foil Relic

April 17, 2016
Sonic hints of Teisco and DeArmond come together in a top-notch boutique workhorse.
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Quick Hit: Alexander Pedals F.13 Flanger

April 12, 2016
A warped flanger with loads of spacey sounds. Sci-fi geeks unite!
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Ben Harper’s Arresting Developments

March 30, 2016
With his Innocent Criminals back together for a new album, Call It What It Is, the lap slide guru talks about his roots, songwriting, collaboration, and the mysteries of reggae and Neil Young.
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Quick Hit: Roland JC-40

March 9, 2016
Who needs tubes when you have some of the most recognizable chorus and vibrato tones around?
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NAMM '16 - Ritter 20th Anniversary "Red Dragon" Princess Isabella

March 3, 2016
Celebrating a 20th anniversary, luthier Jens Ritter decks out his jazz guitar with a flamboyant print from China and white gold inlays.
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NAMM '16 - Nik Huber Guitars Rietbergen Bass

March 1, 2016
The German luthier tries his hand at a bass design taken off from his popular 6-string design.
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NAMM '16 - Guild M-20 and D-20 Demos

March 1, 2016
The company's new California-based factory starts to bear fruit with these two new flattops.
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NAMM '16 - Engl Ironbass Demo

February 29, 2016
The German amp builders show up with a new Class-D bass head that features two ECC83 preamp tubes and cranks out 800 watts.
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NAMM '16 - Mojotone '58 Quiet Coil S-style Pickup Set, Deacon, and MT Pilot Demos

February 25, 2016
Hear a new, vintage-inspired set of S-style pickups and two new tube heads—one loaded with 6V6s and another with KT66s.
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NAMM '16 - Magnatone Panoramic Stereo and Super Fifty Nine Mk II Demos

February 25, 2016
The vintage-vibed amp company updates a popular combo with twin 10" speakers and stereo operation.
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NAMM '16 - Cordoba Leona 9M and Master Series Esteso Demos

February 24, 2016
Get a glimpse of the company's new Spanish-inspired, steel-string parlor guitars.
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NAMM '16 - Red Witch Zeus Fuzz Suboctave Bass Demo

February 22, 2016
See and hear about Ben Fulton's new bass-friendly fuzz/octave tool. Plus, learn about his new tone workshops.
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NAMM '16 - Morgan Amps The Fuzz, MkII, OD & NKT275 Demos

February 21, 2016
The charming amp builder turns his attention to the pedal world by releasing four new stompboxes ranging from a slight overdrive to a burly fuzz.
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NAMM '16 - Synergy Amps SYN - 001 Friedman BE Module Demo

February 20, 2016
Some of the biggest boutique amp builders put their heads together to create interchangeable tone modules for your tweaking delight.
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