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Articles by Kenny Rardin

Review: Carvin X-100B Amplifier & Cabinet

October 13, 2008
Carvin''s X-100B head and X-100A 4x12 offer versatility
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Retro-King 18 Watt Combo Review

August 15, 2008
Can the Retro-King''s 18 Watt Combo separate itself from the low-wattage boutique pack?
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TwinStomp Booster

July 10, 2008
The TwinStomp booster makes you louder.
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RJM RG-16 Audio/Function Switcher

May 15, 2008
RJM''s RG-16 switching system is well-designed for medium rigs
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EMG-81TW Active Humbucker

May 15, 2008
The EMG 81-TW active humbucker offers a range of sounds, but shines in hard-rock applications
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Jodavi ZZYZX SnapJack Cable

April 9, 2008
With so many instrument cables on the market today, it is hard to justify another offering unless it’s something special. The SnapJack, a cable that detaches in the event
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Bad Cat: "The Leash" Attenuator

January 9, 2008
Over the years, the problem of reducing the volume while still overdriving large tube amps has resulted in the development of devices designed to tame an amp’s bite. And
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Teye Guitars Electric Gypsy

July 11, 2007
When I first opened the box and unpacked this beautiful guitar for review, I was pleasantly surprised. My first thought – as I am sure others might concur –
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Diamond Spec Op Head & Cabinet

July 11, 2007
100-watt 4x12s Light Up the Blues and More
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The Ultimate Tube Amp

May 14, 2007
For years we have tried different techniques to solve the volume problem, such as turning amps to the wall, aiming them across stage, putting baffles in front of the speakers, using modeling amps, and of course, the attenuator
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Fuchs Frost 100-1 Amplifier

April 12, 2007
The Fuchs Frost 100 is one of the latest offerings from amp wizard Andy Fuchs
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WCR Iron Man Humbucking Pickups

April 12, 2007
I recently received for review two WCR Iron Man humbucking pickups and a magnet packaged separately. This was an interesting concept – the ability to switch magnets and compare
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The Rangemaster

March 19, 2007
We have a bit of the history of this amazing pedal, perhaps one of the best kept secrets in the British guitar arsenal.
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Engl Powerball Amplifier

March 16, 2007
It is easy to typecast amps as being one-dimensional simply by their looks, but nothing could be farther from the truth here
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Hughes & Kettner Switchblade 100 Head

March 16, 2007
This month I stepped into the PG review chamber and put the versatile Switchblade through its paces
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