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May 2013

ARTICLES

MXR Bass Chorus Deluxe Pedal Review

May 11, 2013
MXR''s Bass Chorus Deluxe serves up a clean chorus that preserves your primary bass tone, and offers up some cool extras not found on other chorus pedals.
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Source Audio Orbital Modulator Pedal Review

May 11, 2013
The DSP-based Orbital Modulator from Source Audio packs 12 modulation effects and significant shaping power in a compact pedal that’s formidable onstage or in the studio.
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TSVG Angry Jeff Pedal Review

May 11, 2013
The TSVG Angry Jeff fuzz is a handbuilt stompbox of exceptional quality and a welcome deviation from the norm.
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Control Your Pedals with the Wave of a Hand

April 15, 2013
The Hot Hand took tone tweaking off the floor, allowing players an unprecedented degree of freedom and versatility when controlling an effect parameter.
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Gibson EB Bass Review

April 15, 2013
The new Gibson EB bass features a totally new body style, a pair of newly designed pickups, and a vibe that’s all its own.
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Keeping the Peace, Pt. 2

April 15, 2013
In the real world, achieving a truly soundproof space is extremely difficult and extremely expensive.
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Vigier Excalibur Special 7 Guitar Review

April 15, 2013
The tone, playability, and flawless build of the Vigier Excalibur Special 7 elevates the guitar to a level of all-around performance that few companies can touch.
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Verellen Meatsmoke Preamp Review

April 15, 2013
An excellent tool for rock and metal players, the Verellen Amplification Meatsmoke preamp is a compact version of the all-tube Meatsmoke amp head that delivers tones very close to those of its bigger brother.
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Cutaway Cigar Box Guitar with Higgins Bender

April 15, 2013
A few years ago, this CBG caught my eye on eBay because it kind of resembled a jazz guitar with its deep 3" body, cutaway, and fetching trim.
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“Hey Jude” Revisited

April 15, 2013
I experienced something in this track that made the song brand new to me. I heard Paul McCartney drop the F-bomb mid-song.
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Bringing a Supro 1x10 Out of the Closet

April 15, 2013
Because of the amp’s age, should I remove all the caps and put them on a tester before attempting to power it up?
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Orange TH100 Amp Review

April 15, 2013
The dual-channel TH100 is a lesson in brutal simplicity that hearkens back to Orange’s golden era of no-nonsense designs with immense power.
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Album Review: Leroy Justice - "Above the Weather"

April 15, 2013
Leroy Justice treads carefully into jam-band territory.
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Hartman Electronics Silicon Crystal Valve Pedal Review

April 15, 2013
The new Silicon Crystal Valve from Hartman Electronics is based in significant measure to the Colorsound Supa Tone Bender, and like the original, it’s a cool twist on a classic sound that’s full of unique fuzz flavors.
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Guitars from Thin Air

April 15, 2013
Imagining and drawing an instrument is only the beginning. You have to make sure that it will physically work. Shapes that look great on paper can be impractical to replicate in the real world.
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Album Review: Cassie Taylor - "Out of My Mind"

April 15, 2013
Packed with soulful singing and blazing 6-string, Taylor’s new Out of My Mind is a mesmerizing, nuanced, and imaginatively arranged collection of blues-inflected originals.
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Diezel D-Moll Amp Review

April 15, 2013
The Diezel D-Moll is a 100-watt powerhouse that delivers crystal clean tones and smoldering overdrive from six ECC83 preamp tubes and a quartet of KT77 power tubes.
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Eastman T185MX Electric Guitar Review

April 15, 2013
The new Eastman T185MX is an all-solid-wood 15" thinline that channels the rich sound of a full-bodied archtop.
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Longfellow Guitars

April 15, 2013
Even though Longfellow doesn’t believe aluminum guitar makers will make an impact in the mainstream industry, he feels he has something uniquely different to offer.
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1971 Fender “Bullet” Stratocaster

April 15, 2013
R&B session and touring guitarist Josh Sklair jammed on the ’71 Strat pictured here with legendary musicians like Etta James, Roy Orbison, and Bo Diddley.
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