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Articles by Joe Gore

The Recording Guitarist: On Beyond Analog!

June 26, 2014
Many guitarists were reared on the dogma that only tubes provide good distortion. Like all dogma, this should be challenged.
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Quick Hit: Keith McMillen Instruments Soft Step 2 MIDI Foot Controller

June 18, 2014
Improved performance from a small but powerful MIDI foot controller.
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Logidy EPSi Review

June 16, 2014
A powerful sound-design tool—now on your pedalboard!
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The Recording Guitarist: Doubling Down on Riffs

May 19, 2014
Doubling your parts: art, science, or crapshoot?
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Electroplex Rocket 42 Review

May 18, 2014
Is it possible to capture the sweet tones of small, classic Fender amps at louder levels?
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Fender 1954 Heavy Relic Strat Review

May 15, 2014
This high-end Custom Shop model aspires to be an exact replica of a sexagenarian Strat. How close does it get?
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Positive Grid BIAS for iPad Review

April 21, 2014
A great-sounding, supremely customizable amp modeler for iPad and iPhone.
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Musikmesse '14 - Gibson Custom Shop Billy F. Gibbons Goldtop & Collector's Choice '60 Les Paul Demos

April 18, 2014
See and hear two new LP creations—one based on a vintage holy grail and a new signature model for the ZZ Top 6-stringer.
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Musikmesse '14 - Korg Nuvibe Demo

April 18, 2014
See and hear a demo of the Japanese company's newest vibrato-chorus pedal.
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Musikmesse '14 - Lâg Guitars Dario Lorina Arkanator, Roxanne and Judge Fredd Signature Demos

April 15, 2014
The French company brought three new solidbody electrics this year to Frankfurt. See and hear them all played by Black Label Society guitarist Dario Lorina.
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Musikmesse '14 - Two Rock Coral Demo

April 14, 2014
The crew from Rohnert Park, CA, unveiled their new two-channel, 22-watt, head that's loaded with a pair of 6V6s and a 5AR4 tube rectifier.
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Musikmesse '14 - Palmer Amplification Blutsturz Demo

April 14, 2014
The German company brought a bloody mess of an 20-watt amp to Frankfurt that's loaded with a single KT88 power tube.
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Musikmesse '14 - Taurus Amplification Zebu, Dexter, and Vechoor Demos

April 14, 2014
The Polish brand revamped and condensed some of their popular stomps into board-friendly enclosures.
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Musikmesse '14 - TecAmp Black Jag 2000 Demo

April 13, 2014
The German pleased low-enders by unleashing their beefiest Black Jag head to date—a 900-watt rocker with 4-band tone control and a nifty taste nob.
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Musikmesse '14 - Hughes and Kettner TubeMeister 18 Twelve and GrandMeister iOS App Demos

April 12, 2014
The German amp giants release and updated version of their award-winning combo with a 12" speaker and unveil an app for their newest amp line.
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Musikmesse '14 - Guitarsystems Custom Shop Fuzz Tool CS MKII and Tony's Blender Tool Demos

April 11, 2014
See and hear a new fuzzbox that allows you to switch between germanium and silicon transistors, and its proprietary circuit adjusts the tone when using the effect after buffers and wireless units.
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Musikmesse '14 - Aguilar AG 4M and OBP 3 Demos

April 11, 2014
Check out the NYC-based company's brand new MM StingRay replacement pickup.
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Musikmesse '14 - TubeArt Amplification V6 Demo

April 11, 2014
The Netherlands company brought a new three-channel head that nails California tones, AC/DC-style crunch, and hard-rock saturation with punch and dynamics.
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Musikmesse '14 - Blueridge BR 40TCE Demo

April 10, 2014
The acoustic brand unleashes a bluegrass beast in the form of a new tenor guitar.
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The Recording Guitarist: Impulse Control—Mastering Fake Spaces

April 10, 2014
Impulse responses can make your guitar sound like it was recorded anywhere.
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