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Articles by Adam Perlmutter

Peavey ValveKing II 20 Review

April 28, 2014
Classic tube tone and studio-friendly features in an affordable combo.
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Shredding Nylon: Rodrigo y Gabriela

April 18, 2014
The acoustic rockers return to their metal-tinged, dual-guitar roots with 9 Dead Alive.
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In the Studio with Linkin Park

April 17, 2014
Determined not to repeat themselves, the nü-metal pioneers break new guitar ground on their latest album.
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Fender Coronado Review

April 17, 2014
The idiosyncratic ’60s semi-hollowbody returns—with some twists.
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Neon Trees: Pop Psychology

March 18, 2014
Guitarist Chris Allen and bassist Branden Campbell discuss playing with nuance in Neon Trees, an alt-pop rock band with a sound that could be described as new new wave.
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Mogwai’s Post-Rock Roar

January 29, 2014
The Glasgow quintet enters its third decade with stunning creativity—and volume.
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Silvertone Guitars 1423 Review

January 15, 2014
Silvertone revisits a classic with improvements that enhance its stability and versatility.
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Boston's Tom Scholz: The Return of Rockman

December 10, 2013
After spending more than a decade on Boston’s new album, Les Paul junkie and pedal pioneer Tom Scholz explains why he’s due for a vacation.
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Reverend Pete Anderson PA-1 RT Review

November 15, 2013
Signature archtop delivers modern playability and myriad tones.
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Worland Prairie Review

October 15, 2013
Jim Worland’s bare-bones Prairie OM delivers top tones and handmade quality at a relatively affordable price.
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Tausch 665 Review

October 1, 2013
This immaculately built guitar’s semi-hollow body, long-scale fretboard, and coil-tap wiring deliver a carnival of tones.
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Gibson LG-2 American Eagle Acoustic Guitar Review

July 21, 2013
The LG-2 uses some of the original LG features as a point of departure for a sweet, and relatively affordable modern acoustic-electric.
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Cole Clark Angel AN2A3BB Acoustic Guitar Review

June 22, 2013
A smart, modern acoustic-electric grand auditorium that’s beautifully built and supremely playable.
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Danelectro '67 Heaven Electric Guitar Review

June 8, 2013
The '67 Heaven features souped-up pickups and better hardware than the originals, but it retains the original’s modest price tag and old-school vibe.
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What to Look for in a Case or Gigbag

May 11, 2013
Left to right: Ameritage hardshell case, Reunion Blues Sonoma gigbag, Reunion Blues Continental gigbag, Reunion Blues Aero gigbag Some years ago, Andy Cabic, who now leads the band Vetiver,
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Baudier Roadster Electric Guitar Review

May 11, 2013
With the RatRod Roadster Custom, Baudier Guitars has successfully synthesized the design aesthetic of the rat-rod subculture and electric guitar design in an instrument that plays and sounds great.
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Interview: Joe Satriani - Gravitational Melodies

April 23, 2013
Satriani recruits a new band and goes back to his roots with the eminently hummable “Unstoppable Momentum.”
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Eastman T185MX Electric Guitar Review

April 15, 2013
The new Eastman T185MX is an all-solid-wood 15" thinline that channels the rich sound of a full-bodied archtop.
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Eastman AR371CESB Archtop Review

April 3, 2013
Eastman''s affordable jazzbox puts ES-175 style in the hands of jazzers and rockers alike for under $800.
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Island Forty-Four Electric Guitar Review

March 11, 2013
Island’s Forty-Four is a handcrafted, handsome reinterpretation of the small-bodied, single-pickup Harmony H44.
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