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Articles by Rich Osweiler

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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NAMM '16 - Yamaha FG830 and FS850 Demos

February 21, 2016
Get introduced to the company's revamped FG series and the first all-mahogany guitar in its FS line.
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NAMM '16 - Seymour Duncan Palladium Gain Stage and Catalina Chorus Demos

February 21, 2016
The pickup giant releases two boxes—one that aims to recreate an overdriven tube amp, and one that serves up chorus.
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NAMM '16 - Electro-Harmonix Soul POG, Lester G, Lester K, Bass Preacher & Cock Fight Demos

February 20, 2016
Mike Matthews and his NYC crew welcome a handful of new stompboxes to their zany family.
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NAMM '16 - Keeley Delay Workstation, Mod Workstation & Tone Workstation Demos

February 18, 2016
Mod scientist Robert Keeley offers tonal flexibility in a new series of multi-effect stomps.
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NAMM '16 - Aguilar SL 410x Cabinet Demo

February 16, 2016
Dave Boonshoft shares details on the new 4x10 cabinet while bassist Oskar Cartaya plays through it.
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