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Articles by Rich Osweiler

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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Tools for the Task: Cables

February 26, 2016
Is it time to take inventory?
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NAMM '16 - Friedman BE-OD, Sir-Compre, Fuzz Fiend, and MC Drive Demos

February 25, 2016
The amp builder breaks into the pedal world with four new stomps—two overdrives, a compressor, and a gnarly fuzz.
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NAMM '16 - Marshall Amplification Code Series Amps & 2525 Mini Jubilee Demos

February 23, 2016
The British amp outfit shows off a line of flexible new modeling amps, and an homage to the brand's popular late-'80s tube series.
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NAMM '16 - Joe Gore Pedals Filth, Duh Remedial Fuzz, Cult & Boring Demos

February 23, 2016
The longtime guitar journalist takes a minute to stop writing about gear to build his own line of stompboxes.
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NAMM '16 - Takamine CP7MO-TT, EF740FS-TT, EF450C-TT & LTD 2016 Decoy Demos

February 23, 2016
See and hear four new acoustic models that cover a wide gamut.
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NAMM '16 - Recording King Dirty Thirties Parlor & EZ Tone Plus RD A9M Demos

February 22, 2016
Check out two new affordable-but-dependable flattops.
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