December 2016

Articles by Rich Osweiler

Quick Hit: Tech 21 Bass Fly Rig

December 5, 2016
This sleek and slim multi-effects unit keeps it real with some very usable effects.
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Tools for the Task: Pedalboard Power

November 18, 2016
Ten options for fueling your pedalboard population.
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Quick Hit: Source Audio Aftershock Bass Distortion Review

November 7, 2016
This unassuming-looking stomp tickles the senses with an absolute cornucopia of low-frequency dirt.
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Journey Instruments OB660 Review

October 30, 2016
Carbon-fiber construction and a removable/stowable neck make airline travel a cinch.
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Tools for the Task: 3x3 Replacement Tuning Machines

October 23, 2016
If you can’t blame a tuning issue on the other usual suspects, it might be time to consider swapping out your machines.
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Tools for the Task: Pedalboard Percussion

September 2, 2016
Put those feet to work and lay down some solid beats to accompany your playing.
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Quick Hit: Electro-Harmonix Bass Preacher

August 10, 2016
A simple-to-use 2-knob compressor for bassists that’ll set you back less than $100.
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Tools for the Task: Single-Coil Replacement Pickups

August 5, 2016
Ten passive single-coil options for a total tonal makeover.
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Quick Hit: Fredric Effects Deeply Unpleasant Companion

July 8, 2016
The London boutique outfit gifts bassists with a new take on the Shin-ei FY-2 Companion Fuzz.
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Tools for the Task: Studio Monitors Under $500

July 3, 2016
Is it time to ditch those earbuds or computer speakers and upgrade?
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Tools for the Task: Alternative Material Picks

June 10, 2016
No dis on plastic, but there are many more ways to skin a pick.
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Tools for the Task: Coated Strings

May 27, 2016
Not a fan of changing strings? Swap in a set that can offer longer life.
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Quick Hit: IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic

May 26, 2016
An ultra-portable, easy-to-use tool that helps you capture ideas before they’re a distant memory.
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Tools for the Task: Travel Guitars

April 29, 2016
Ten alternatives to road-tripping with your full-size axe.
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Quick Hit: Korg Pitchblack Custom

March 20, 2016
A sleek, space-age-looking tuner that performs as good as it looks.
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NAMM '16 - Yamaha FG180 50th Anniversary Demo

March 4, 2016
The Japanese brand celebrates an anniversary be reintroducing a limited run of a fan favorite.
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NAMM '16 - Washburn Heritage Series, Comfort Series, and Woodline Series Acoustics

March 3, 2016
The 100-year-old company celebrates a new year by expanding three of their most popular families of flattops.
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NAMM '16 - MTD Guitars Kingston Super 5 Demo

February 28, 2016
Luthier Michael Tobias brings a new 5-string bass to this year's show.
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NAMM '16 - D'Angelico Guitars Master Builder New Yorker & EX-175 Deluxe Demos

February 27, 2016
See and hear the NYC-company's latest art-deco hollowbody electrics.
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NAMM '16 - DigiTech | DOD Trio+ Band Creator/Looper and Looking Glass Overdrive Demos

February 26, 2016
DigiTech expands the capabilities of its band-in-a-box pedal, while DOD collaborates with Shoe Pedals on a class-A FET overdrive.
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