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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

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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Chase Bliss Audio Spectre Analog TZ Flanger Review

July 11, 2016
A sophisticated analog flanger in a standard-sized stompbox.
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Supro 1695T Black Magick Review

July 5, 2016
A clever take on the amp that put the Led in Zeppelin.
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Quick Hit: Providence Heat Blaster

June 30, 2016
The Japanese pedal-builders' latest is a 3-knob distortion with dynamics for days.
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The Recording Guitarist: Basic Audio Editing—The Way of the Waveform

June 9, 2016
Create your ultimate performance (and hide dumb-ass mistakes).
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Quick Hit: Ethos Clean-Fusion Preamp

June 9, 2016
Despite its compact size, this dual-footswitch box offers superb flexibility and surprisingly tube-like tones.
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Schroeder SA9+ Review

June 8, 2016
Tim Schroeder's spare-no-expense design serves up unreal volume and clean-headroom heaven.
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Taylor 562ce 12-Fret 12-String Review

June 7, 2016
A high-end 12-string built for comfort and speed.
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3Leaf Audio Wonderlove Review

May 30, 2016
A classic enveloper filter reimagined.
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Fender Bassbreaker 45 Review

May 20, 2016
Marshall founded its empire on Fender’s Bassman circuit. Now Fender returns the favor with an Anglicized 2x12 combo.
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Pigtronix Echolution2 Ultra Pro Review

May 16, 2016
An ultra-powerful digital delay with modulation, pitch shifting, distortion, and real-time control.
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BluGuitar Amp1 Review

April 28, 2016
A mini amp with maxi power—and many great tones.
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Line 6 Helix Review

April 25, 2016
A powerful pedalboard-style modeler packed with great tones and clever features.
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Henriksen Bud Review

April 7, 2016
Mighty tones from a miniscule box.
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The Recording Guitarist: Absolute Basics—The Stuff You Need

April 5, 2016
Recording gear advice for total beginners.
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Ventura Valve Amps VVA50 Review

March 21, 2016
An ultra-versatile boutique head at a musician-friendly price.
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Tyyster Pelti 12-String Review

March 15, 2016
A bold, beautiful jangle machine that blends electric and acoustic sounds.
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Recording Guitarist: A Music Memo Demo

March 14, 2016
Apple’s new Music Memos app is a godsend for guitarists on the go.
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