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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

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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Radial Headload Review

March 3, 2016
A high-quality load box and guitar D.I. with many pro features.
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Dr. No Road Runner Octave Fuzz Wah Flying Machina Review

February 19, 2016
A wild-looking fuzz/wah for aggressive rockers.
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Dusky D2O Review

February 10, 2016
A minimalist 32-/8-watt head with a raw, tactile feel and glorious harmonic distortion.
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Ernie Ball/Music Man St. Vincent Review

February 4, 2016
A light, ultra-ergonomic solidbody with bold looks and tones.
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The Recording Guitarist: Cunning Transposition Tricks

February 3, 2016
Sometimes a capo is all you need to create cool overdubs.
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Carr Lincoln Review

January 11, 2016
A fantasia on a theme by Vox.
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The Recording Guitarist: How to Apply Fairy Dust

January 7, 2016
Animate your recording with high-tuned instruments.
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Siegmund Doppler Stereo Combo Review

December 29, 2015
An unconventional combo amp with unique trem/vibrato tones.
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Catalinbread Katzenkönig Review

December 24, 2015
Tone Bender + Rat = One Bad Kitty.
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The Recording Guitarist: Should You Change Your Electric's Strings Before Tracking?

December 10, 2015
Sometimes—depending on the vibe you’re hunting—new isn’t always best.
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