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Articles by James Egolf

Right Hand Man: René Martinez

January 9, 2008
There are guys that can fix your guitar and then there''s René Martinez. We sit down to talk all things guitar with one of the best techs in the
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Pickguards & Nitro: Inside PRS, the Mira and the DGT

January 9, 2008
Let’s play a word association game. After you finish reading the next sentence, close your eyes and tell me the first thing that pops into your head. What do
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Liquid Metal Guitars

January 9, 2008
I ran into Phil Cook at the Premier Guitar Festival in Boston. His booth was over in no man’s land, near the concession stand tables and Army recruiter’s booth,
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Maxon Nine Series Pedals

January 9, 2008
Maxon has recently released three new overdrive pedals and a new take on an old favorite delay. What sets these pedals apart from traditional reissue pedals is the fact
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Tagima Vernon Neilly VN1 Signature Guitar

December 11, 2007
Mention Brazil, and my mind conjures up all sorts of things: Rio’s Christo Redentor; a brilliant Terry Gilliam movie, Brazil; the famous Ary Barroso tune that inspired the Terry
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Motion Sound SRV-112 Rotary Speaker Cabinet

December 11, 2007
From the jazz organ trios of the ‘50s and early ‘60s to the heavy metal histrionics of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, guitarists have coveted their B-3 wielding
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Books You Should Read

December 11, 2007
Guitar Heaven by Neville Marten Naming a book Guitar Heaven is a ballsy move, to be sure. Considering that “Guitar Heaven” is a place most of us have dreamed
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SRV's Lenny

November 9, 2007
Guitar Center & Fender Introduce: SRVs Lenny Throughout the years, the story of how Lenny came into Stevie Ray Vaughan’s possession has taken on an almost mythical status, but
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Folk Handbook

November 9, 2007
The Folk Handbook draws us into the rarified world of Victorian-era song collectors, folk-music revivalists, revisionist researchers and explores how folk music continues to affect both Brits and Yanks,
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ProStageGear PS-GFC

November 9, 2007
Every once in a while a product comes along that’s such a good idea that you wonder why it hasn’t been around forever; the ProStageGear PS-GFC flight case/ gig
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Port City Dual Fifty & Wave Cabinet

November 9, 2007
Not to make light of what can be a crippling emotional issue, but I have been known to suffer from a very mild form of agoraphobia, which, when translated
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A Day at the Races: Hamer Talladega

November 9, 2007
This review of the Hamer Talladega has ended up being rather difficult to write – certainly more difficult than expected. After all, I have been a fan of Hamer
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Mesa Boogie: Born to Boogie

October 18, 2007
Old and new Boogies, we get the scoop from Petaluma.
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Blues Lick Factory

October 10, 2007
Blues Lick Factory is a blues-specific supplement to Jesse Gress’ popular Guitar Lick Factory instructional book. This time around Jesse uses what he refers to as pickup modules, which
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Line 6 Pocket POD

October 10, 2007
Line 6 set the guitar world on its collective ear when they unleashed the original POD in 1997. At the time, walking into any recording studio, guitar shop or
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