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Articles by Joe Gore

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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Benson Monarch Review

November 3, 2015
A minimalist 1x12 combo with point-to-point wiring, explosive presence, and phenomenal dynamic response.
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The Recording Guitarist: Tracking Direct (Without Amp Modelers)

October 26, 2015
Sometimes it’s good not to have an amp-like tone.
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5-Way Frenzy: Vintage-Style Strat Pickup Review Roundup

October 5, 2015
We test high-end sets from Amalfitano, Fender, Klein, Manlius, and Mojotone in a carefully calibrated American Vintage ’56 Stratocaster.
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GigRig’s G2 Advanced Switching System Review

September 1, 2015
A powerful switcher/looper that’s amazingly easy to use.
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Walrus Bellwether Review

August 25, 2015
A classic-sounding analog delay with modern superpowers.
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