December 2016

Articles by Adam Perlmutter

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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Carvin HH2 Allan Holdsworth Electric Guitar Review

February 4, 2013
Boasting a headstock-free design, all-in-one bridge, tailpiece, and tuner assembly affixed to its tail end, Carvin''s new HH2 will evoke thoughts of Steinberger for many.
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Eastwood Airline Espanada Electric Guitar Review

January 9, 2013
With the Airline Espanada, Eastwood has delivered a great-playing hollowbody that brims with vintage authenticity, even if it doesn’t deliver all of the mojo of the original.
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Campbell American Guitars Space Biscuit Electric Guitar Review

December 10, 2012
Beautifully playable and feeling perfectly broken-in right out of the case, the Space Biscuit from Campbell American Guitars is a space-age looking, rock-solid instrument that can sound gloriously traditional when you want it to.
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Interview: Peter Frampton - Part Two: Coming Alive Again

December 5, 2012
Frampton shares what it’s like to perform the his seminal album nearly four decades later.
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Interview: Peter Frampton’s Early Years

November 20, 2012
Frampton discusses growing up with David Bowie, discovering the talk box, and London in the ’60s.
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Black Country Communion: Rituals of Life

June 14, 2011
Joe Bonamassa and former Deep Purple bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes discuss their fateful meeting at NAMM, their reverence for songcraft, and the holy relics used to summon their seething bluesrock rapture on Black Country Communion’s new album, "2".
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Ivan Julian: Spleen On His Sleeve

June 14, 2011
Punk veteran Ivan Julian—formerly of Richard Hell & the Voidoids—fesses up about how bassoons, glued-together vintage Strats, Electro-Voice SRO speakers, and acoustic strings on electric guitars led to the magic on his new album, "The Naked Flame".
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Artinger Custom Guitars Semi-Hollow Guitar Review

June 14, 2011
A Semi-Hollow model with twin humbuckers and Brazilian rosewood appointments.
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AXL Badwater USA 1216 Guitar Review

May 17, 2011
Download Example 1 Bridge Pickup Download Example 2 Neck Pickup Clips recorded using Fryette S.A.S. distortion pedal, Fender Pro Junior amp, Planet Waves Custom Pro cables, and Apogee Duet
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Fryette S.A.S. And Boostassio Pedal Reviews

May 17, 2011
A couple of decades ago, Steven Fryette built the prototypes that would become VHT’s Pittbull series— handbuilt tube amps that became known for their crushing sound and great durability.
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Laplante Guitars

May 17, 2011
Around 1994, chemistry professor and longtime guitarist Jean-Pierre Laplante, frustrated by the dearth of decent left-handed instruments available on the market and tired of playing converted right-handed models, decided to
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Joel Kosche: Smashing Young Man

May 17, 2011
Joel Kosche talks about how persistence and ambition paved the way from dead-end gigging on the Atlanta circuit to becoming the guitar tech—and then the main axe man— for the chart-topping rock band Collective Soul. Plus, he gives us the lowdown on his go-to studio amps—which he designed and built from scratch.
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