December 2016

Articles by Rich Osweiler

NAMM '14 - Blackstar ID:Core Stereo 40 Demo

January 26, 2014
Watch a clip featuring Blackstar's brand new line of practice amps.
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NAMM '14 - Tone King Amps Majesty 45 Demo

January 26, 2014
Check out amp-builder Mark Bartel's first British-style amp in nearly 20 years.
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NAMM '14 - Tech 21 Fly Rig 5 Demo

January 26, 2014
Check out a video of NYC-based company's just-released multi-effect unit.
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NAMM '14 - Markbass Bass Multiamp S Demo

January 26, 2014
See a run-through of the Italian company's latest bass amp offering.
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NAMM '14 - Washburn Parallaxe Series & Ola Englund Solar Series Signature Demo

January 25, 2014
Watch a demo of Washburn's new Parallaxe series and see Ola Englund play his new signature model.
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NAMM '14 - Framus Idolmaker Demo

January 24, 2014
Watch a demo of Framus' brand new guitar model with a fresh body design.
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NAMM '14 - Fishman Fluence Single-Coil Demo

January 24, 2014
Watch a demo of Fishman's first electric guitar pickup.
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Fender Pawn Shop Mustang Bass Review

December 23, 2013
Fender’s new humbucker-powered take on their short-scale 1960s design.
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Modern Builder Vault: Bad Seed Guitars

December 20, 2013
A racecar builder uses his engineering know-how to build guitars out of titanium and other metals.
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Modern Builder Vault: Lowland Guitars

December 2, 2013
Handmade guitars from the Netherlands.
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Mark Orton's "Music from the Motion Picture Nebraska" Album Review

November 10, 2013
Orton's haunting guitar-driven tunes that are sprinkled with dobro, violin, accordion, and other antique instruments have a gorgeously melancholy nature about them.
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Modern Builder Vault: KOZM Guitars

November 8, 2013
“Modern guitars for modern times,” is a fitting mission statement for Jeff Kosmoski’s KOZM Guitars.
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Modern Builder Vault: Red Rocket Guitars

October 11, 2013
North Carolina artist Matthew Nowicki taught himself how to build guitars five years ago and hasn't looked back.
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Guild Starfire Bass Review

September 27, 2013
Fans of the warm, round bass tones that powered many ’60s rock and psychedelic bands will find much to admire in this short-scale, semi-hollow 4-string.
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Modern Builder Vault: TAO Guitars

August 26, 2013
Belgian luthier duo Serge Michiels and John Joveniaux push the boundaries of guitar design but keep form and function at the core.
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Album Review: Royal Bangs - "Brass"

August 25, 2013
Knoxville's Royal Bangs teams up with producer/Black Keys' drummer Patrick Carney for Brass, an album that combines gritty guitar work with some deliciously fuzzy bass lines.
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Martin BCPA4 Bass Review

August 11, 2013
Martin’s BCPA4 acoustic bass guitar is the first 4-string offering in their Performing Artist series and a fun-to-play, first-in-class rumble box.
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Album Review: Superchunk - "I Hate Music"

August 3, 2013
Melodic, gorgeously thick guitar hooks reign king throughout much of the 11 tracks
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ODD Guitars

July 29, 2013
With bodies that are 3D printed, rather than carved, Professor Olaf Diegel’s ODD Guitars are truly like nothing you’ve seen or played before.
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Venture Guitars

July 4, 2013
“We wanted to see more craft and soul come back into the guitar market and wanted to be a part of that,” says Bousley.
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