December 2016

September 2014

ARTICLES

Universal Audio Apollo Twin Review

August 15, 2014
A scaled-down version of the popular audio interface and plug-in host.
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Tools for the Task: Strap Locks

August 15, 2014
This month we take a look at some of the options out there to help ensure your axe stays in your hands, and not on the ground.
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Cult Coils: Lesser-Known Vintage Pickups

August 14, 2014
These six models boast fine tones and unique personalities, but they’ve never quite gotten their due.
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EarthQuaker Devices Terminal Review

August 14, 2014
Extra gain, mids, and high end make this Shin-Ei FY-2-inspired fuzz a rowdy and refined monster.
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State of the Stomp: A Brief History of Time (-Based Effects)

August 13, 2014
The origins of flanging, chorusing, and echo.
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Brian Setzer: Songbirds & Vinyl

August 12, 2014
The Twin Cities twangmeister reveals how blasting Zeppelin LPs with his daughter inspired Rockabilly Riot! All Original—a prototypical rave-up with fun, beautiful twists.
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Quick Hit: Cort Jeff Berlin Series Rithimic Bass

August 12, 2014
A new bass conceived by one of the masters of the 4-string and manufactured by Cort.
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Tone Tips: Prepping to Tour

August 11, 2014
Advance planning for a lengthy tour will yield big dividends later on.
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Quick Hit: Yonac ToneStack

August 10, 2014
A super-flexible virtual guitar rig for iOS.
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Stomp Under Foot Hellephant Review

August 8, 2014
This killer silicon Fuzz Face-style stomp is dynamic and brimming with colors.
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Quick Hit: Danelectro 59 M-NOS

August 7, 2014
A new 6-string inspired by a cache of 15-year-old pickups.
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Bottom Feeder: My $60 Blonde T-Style

August 6, 2014
Can you get a decent electric guitar for the price of a tank or two of gas?
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Novax 25th Anniversary Sweet Annie Review

August 4, 2014
This commemorative version of Ralph Novak’s original Fanned-Fret wonder is easy to play and sounds fantastic.
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Tuning Up: Jedi Solace for the Tortured Artist?

August 4, 2014
George Lucas brain scans and interviews with legendary novelists and Nobel-winning scientists are proving creativity junkies really do suffer for their art.
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Beigel Sound Lab/Mu-FX Tru-Tron 3X Review

August 3, 2014
Mike Beigel updates his classic Mu-Tron III envelope filter.
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Bass Bench: Introducing the Headless Bass

August 1, 2014
Once in a great while, true innovation rears its head. Or perhaps lack thereof.
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Slash: Hats Off

July 31, 2014
One of the most beloved (and humble) guitarists alive opens up about capturing the humanity in music without effects, improvising off of himself, and finding someone who would push him in the studio for the first time in years.
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Ask Amp Man: Can My Fender Amp Sound More Like a Marshall?

July 31, 2014
Modding a ’80s Fender Concert for JTM-style tones.
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The Recording Guitarist: The ABCs of EQ

July 30, 2014
A really quick, really dirty intro to equalization.
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Forgotten Heroes: Emily Remler

July 29, 2014
A nice New Jersey girl changed jazz guitar forever by getting so good that people had to listen to her unleash her inner Wes Montgomery.
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