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Articles by Rich Osweiler

Quick Hit: Providence Bass Boot Comp

January 31, 2016
Providence delivers a little blue box for bassists that’s chock-full of compression tooling.
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NAMM '16 - Laney GH50R-212 Combo Demo

January 28, 2016
The UK brand designs a new combo that allows players to blend the amount of output and preamp sections are in a guitarist's signal.
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NAMM '16 - Xotic California Classic XSC Demo

January 28, 2016
The SoCal company shows off a whole line of handbuilt S-style guitars that offer custom-shop appointments at a lower price point.
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NAMM '16 - Dunlop: MXR Reverb, Mini Volume Pedal, John Petrucci Signature Cry Baby Wah & Way Huge Overrated Special Overdrive Demos

January 27, 2016
Bobby and Bryan from Jim Dunlop go through three new pedals and a fourth that was sparked by a social-media frenzy.
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NAMM '16 - Supro Black Magick Demo

January 24, 2016
The relaunched brand introduces a vintage-inspired combo with added drive and growl.
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NAMM '16 - TV Jones T-Style Single-Coil Pickups Demo

January 24, 2016
The Filter'Tron inventor adds T-style replacements with DeArmond flair.
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NAMM '16 - Friedman Bill Kelliher Signature Amp Demo

January 24, 2016
The Mastodon guitarist talks about and plays through his labor of love with amp guru Dave Friedman.
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NAMM '16 - Reverend Guitars Billy Corgan Signature BC-1, Airwave-12 & Rick Vito RT Demos

January 24, 2016
The Smashing Pumpkins leader gets a new signature axe and Joe Naylor releases two rockin' machines.
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NAMM '16 - Tech 21 Bass Fly Rig Demo

January 24, 2016
The popular multi-effect unit gets adapts for bassists.
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NAMM '16 - The Loar LH-1280-CBK Demo

January 23, 2016
Get a taste of what this hollowbody archtop has to offer.
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NAMM '16 - Yamaha RevStar and THR100H Dual Demos

January 23, 2016
See and hear the company's new 6-string that's influenced by their past and motorcycles.
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NAMM '16 - Source Audio Nemesis Delay Demo

January 22, 2016
Get the low down on the high-powered pedal that is a tweaker's paradise.
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NAMM '16 - Randall Kirk Hammett KH103 Signature Amp Demo

January 22, 2016
Get a taste of what the Metallica lead guitarist's signature head is all about.
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Tools for the Task: Fretboard Care

December 18, 2015
Show your fretboard some love, and it will love you right back. Check out this sampling of conditioners.
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Quick Hit: Red Witch Zeus Bass Fuzz Suboctave Review

December 15, 2015
A fuzz/suboctave combo for bassists that’ll scare the paint off the wall.
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Tools for the Task: Capos

November 20, 2015
Ten capo options to open up your repertoire.
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Quick Hit: Blackstar ID:Core BEAM Review

November 5, 2015
A svelte little practice combo with loads of onboard features for acoustic, electric, and bass guitars.
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Quick Hit: Maxon BD10 Hybrid Bass Driver

October 23, 2015
A new bass overdrive with excellent tweakability and natural-sounding tones.
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Tools for the Task: PAF-Style Pickups

October 16, 2015
Ten PAF-style options to freshen your tone.
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Tools for the Task: Pedalboards

September 4, 2015
10 pedalboard options that’ll help you protect your loved ones and keep things tidy at your feet.
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