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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

The Recording Guitarist: The Narrow-Range Tuning Trick

January 23, 2017
A striking technique stolen from Sonic Youth.
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Milkman Pint Review

January 12, 2017
A 10-watt amp that’s “class A” in every regard.
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Collings OM2H T Review

January 10, 2017
A tradition-minded orchestra model with magnificent tone, looks, feel, and craftsmanship.
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Lollar Staple P-90 Pickup Review

December 29, 2016
A fine replica of a “forgotten” pickup.
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Fractal Audio Systems AX8 Review

December 19, 2016
The sounds of Axe-Fx are now available in a compact pedalboard format.
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JAM Pedals Delay Llama Supreme Review

December 12, 2016
Wicked modern twists give this true analog delay a big palette.
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The Recording Guitarist: Is Neutron the Bomb?

December 12, 2016
A new plug-in aims to do some of the mixing for you.
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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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