December 2016
Joe Gore

Joe Gore

San Francisco-based Senior Contributing Editor Joe Gore has recorded with Tom Waits, PJ Harvey, Tracy Chapman, Courtney Love, Marianne Faithfull, Les Claypool, Flea, DJ Shadow, John Cale, and many other artists. His music appears in many films and TV shows, plus an incriminating number of jingles. Joe has written several thousand articles about music and musicians and has contributed to many musical products, including Apple’s Logic and GarageBand programs. In his spare time Joe produces the Joe Gore line of guitar effects and edits a geeky guitar blog (tonefiend.com).

ARTICLES

Greenchild G777 Review

December 7, 2016
Here’s an overdrive with two independent stages and highs to spare.
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Two-Rock Cardiff Review

November 14, 2016
Can you have EL84 sparkle and bounteous bottom?
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Chasing Vintage Challenger Review

November 11, 2016
A handmade hybrid fusing Gibson, Fender, and Mosrite influences.
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Shin-Ei Vibe-Bro Review

November 4, 2016
Fans of the legendary Uni-Vibe rejoice—the revived brand's new offering yields ravishing tones from a setup that's remarkably like the original.
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Parson 1975HW Review

October 31, 2016
A mid-’70s Marshall-style head at a budget-friendly price.
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The Recording Guitarist: Let It Bleed

October 26, 2016
Learn how to not just accept but love mic leakage in the studio.
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Demeter Tremulator Plus Review

October 25, 2016
A classic wobble box, revised and expanded.
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Experimental Noize Aphazing Review

October 17, 2016
This multifaceted phaser is a tweaker’s delight—and a big, big bargain.
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The Recording Guitarist: The Fabulous “Focus Knob”

September 4, 2016
A studio-savvy wiring mod that’s quick, easy, and cheap.
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Fuzzrocious Feed Me Review

August 30, 2016
This award-winning tone-shaper avails 20,736 tone-stack recipes and is magic before or after dirt and fuzz pedals.
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Hungry Robot The Wash Review

August 29, 2016
Plugging a delay into heavy reverb usually yields a big, ugly mess. But with the Wash, you get a nice, pretty mess—and that’s the whole point.
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Walrus Audio Julia Review

August 26, 2016
Find out why reviewer Joe Gore says, "I knew within seconds of plugging in that Julia would become one of my favorite chorus pedals."
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EarthQuaker Devices Spatial Delivery Review

August 17, 2016
Thanks to its clever multi-mode switch, this auto-filter will have you creating exciting new sounds way faster than more complex filters.
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Alexander La Calavera Phaser Review

August 8, 2016
See how this new stomp conjures classic phasing sound and adds some cool, quirky twists.
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The Recording Guitarist: Trashy Good Tones

August 8, 2016
Can you get great studio sounds from crappy guitars?
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Fender American Elite Telecaster Review

August 5, 2016
An American classic reconsidered.
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Walrus Audio Vanguard Dual Phase Review

July 28, 2016
Make no mistake: Despite its sophisticated-sounding name, this box houses a two-headed modulation monster.
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The Recording Guitarist: Basic Audio Editing—Slicing and Splicing

July 13, 2016
Behold the incredible two-track transplant!
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Chase Bliss Audio Spectre Analog TZ Flanger Review

July 11, 2016
A sophisticated analog flanger in a standard-sized stompbox.
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