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Gear Blog


State of the Stomp: Imagine All the Pedals

November 3, 2015
Whether you play bass or guitar, you’d better stick to “your kind” of stomps. Or maybe not.
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Vintage Vault: 1967 Fender Smuggler’s Tele

November 2, 2015
Odds are you’ve never encountered one of Fender’s vintage “weight-relieved” Telecasters.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Jackson Explorer

October 9, 2015
Check out a custom Jackson Explorer that was modded with medical equipment parts.
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Vintage Vault: 1972 Fender Jaguar

August 12, 2015
In its day, the Jaguar was Fender’s top-of-the-line model.
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State of the Stomp: The Golden Age of Echo

July 28, 2015
Digital delays can cover 75 percent of the echo sounds you need. So what’s the other 25 percent?
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Acoustic Soundboard: Dawn of the Specialists

March 8, 2015
Guitar collecting is alive and well, but the game has changed.
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Vintage Vault: 1962 Gretsch 6196 Country Club

February 16, 2015
Gretsch’s first cutaway electrics made their debut in 1951. Discover when the Cadillac Green 6196 joined the Country Club line.
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Tools for the Task: Slides

February 11, 2015
A look at some of the slide options available today.
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State of the Stomp: A Solid Case For Doing It Wrong

February 9, 2015
Why it’s good to question pedalboard “rules.”
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Esoterica Electrica: Looking Past a Nice Body

January 18, 2015
Like the proverbial chicken or the egg question, is it the neck or the body?
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