December 2016

Articles by Rich Osweiler

NAMM '15 - Blackstar ID:Core BEAM Demo

January 30, 2015
Building on last year's success with the guitar-specific on-the-go amp, the UK brand offers a model designed for bassists and acoustic players.
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NAMM '15 - Boss BB-1X Bass Driver Demo

January 29, 2015
The Japanese company adds an overdrive to its line of low-end effects.
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NAMM '15 - Amptweaker FatMetal and BluesFuzz Demos

January 28, 2015
James Brown unleashes two new righteous stomps that have complementing shades of dirt.
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NAMM '15 - Guild T-50 Slim Demo

January 26, 2015
The newly-relaunched company releases an old favorite with a smaller-but-still-classy profile.
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NAMM '15 - Hughes & Kettner TriAmp MKIII Demo

January 24, 2015
The German company adds another model to their signature line of versatile amps.
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NAMM '15 - John Petrucci Majesty Artisan Demo

January 24, 2015
The Dream Theater guitarist and SLO-based company collaborate on a classier rendition of his revered signature instrument.
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NAMM '15 - Hammond USA Leslie G Pedal Demo

January 24, 2015
The organ company breaks out another rotary pedal and this one is smaller and more versatile.
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NAMM '15 - Roland Eric Johnson Blues Cube Tone Capsule Demo

January 23, 2015
The updated combo was co-designed by Mr. Cliffs of Dover.
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Quick Hit: Shredneck Z-Series

January 12, 2015
A wee bass with plenty of thump designed for easy travel.
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Tools for the Task: Recording Interfaces

January 2, 2015
Svelte and user-friendly interfaces that make digital recording a snap.
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Tools for the Task: Gigbags

December 12, 2014
Gigbag options for efficient and stylish protection when on the go with your guitar.
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Tools for the Task: Guitar Humidifiers

November 14, 2014
A peek at a few of the many options that will help you keep your cherished axes properly humidified.
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Quick Hit: D’Addario NS Micro Universal Tuner

November 9, 2014
Ultra-small headstock tuner can move like a yogi while performing spot-on tuning.
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Quick Hit: Breedlove Pursuit Bass

September 29, 2014
An attractively priced new acoustic bass guitar from Breedlove that projects warm and woody tones, and good looks to boot.
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Tools for the Task: Pedalboard Power Supplies

September 10, 2014
To coincide with this month’s smorgasbord of stompbox reviews, we look at options for efficiently powering your pedalboard.
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Tools for the Task: Strap Locks

August 15, 2014
This month we take a look at some of the options out there to help ensure your axe stays in your hands, and not on the ground.
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Quick Hit: Cort Jeff Berlin Series Rithimic Bass

August 12, 2014
A new bass conceived by one of the masters of the 4-string and manufactured by Cort.
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Quick Hit: Korg Rimpitch Tuner

July 6, 2014
A discreet and accurate soundhole-mounted tuner.
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Tools for the Task: Amp Accessories

July 4, 2014
This month we check out tried-and-true add-ons to protect and transport your treasured amps and cabs.
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Quick Hit: Planet Waves NS Artist Capo

June 11, 2014
A clever new capo offering one-handed operation and adjustable tension.
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