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December 2014

ARTICLES

Ask Amp Man: Expanding the Tone-Shaping Power of a 20-Watt Marshall Clone

December 7, 2014
Can you add separate bass and treble controls to a Marshall-style amp channel with a single tone pot?
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Taylor 150e Review

November 17, 2014
This entry-level 12-string is multifaceted and finessed.
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Acoustic Soundboard: You Can’t Always Get What You Want, Pt. 2

November 17, 2014
Before you can achieve your ideal amplified-acoustic sound, you need to have a very clear definition of what that ideal really is.
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Quick Hit: EWS Little Fuzzy Drive

November 16, 2014
A solidly built, dual-mode stomp that packs explosive dB levels and corpulent fuzz into a tiny box.
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Builder Profile: Voodoo Amps

November 14, 2014
Trace Davis’ road to rock-star glory began with a Def Leppard bus driver—and quickly progressed to modding and building amps for the likes of Bill Kelliher, Billy Gibbons, Vivian Campbell, and Richard Fortus.
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Tools for the Task: Guitar Humidifiers

November 14, 2014
A peek at a few of the many options that will help you keep your cherished axes properly humidified.
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Zemaitis Generation 2 MFA-101 NT Review

November 13, 2014
Rock’s original bling six-string at a more affordable price.
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Tone Tips: A Working Guitarist’s Arsenal

November 12, 2014
Being a well-rounded sideman and session player requires more than just a couple of guitars.
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Quick Hit: Maxon FV-10 Fuzz Elements Void

November 11, 2014
Enhanced Scrambler-type circuit dishes deliciously dangerous and glitchy fuzz.
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Donna Grantis: Days (and Nights) of Wild

November 11, 2014
Prince’s 6-string foil takes us inside the heavy new 3rdEyeGirl album, PLECTRUMELECTRUM.
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JHS Colour Box Review

November 10, 2014
A preamp stompbox inspired by a vintage Neve circuit.
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Quick Hit: D’Addario NS Micro Universal Tuner

November 9, 2014
Ultra-small headstock tuner can move like a yogi while performing spot-on tuning.
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Electro-Harmonix B9 Organ Machine Review

November 6, 2014
EHX stuffs an organ accompanist in a box with cool results.
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2014 Gear of the Year

November 4, 2014
Hordes of great guitars, basses, amps, stompboxes, and accessories came through our doors this year, but these specimens caught our eyes, ears, and wallets with their exceptional performance, tone, and value.
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Electra Phoenix Review

November 4, 2014
A cult brand rises from the ashes with a versatile P-style bass.
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Staff Picks: Albums of 2014

November 3, 2014
Brooklyn-based acoustic virtuoso on the rise Steve Gunn chimes in with Premier Guitar editors to muse on the best music made in 2014.
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QuickHit: JamHub Tracker MT16

November 3, 2014
A convenient recording solution for capturing the energy of a live gig.
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Trash or Treasure: The Lotus Position

November 2, 2014
This late 1970s/early 1980s ivory-finished Lotus may be a treasure.
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Ogre Thunderclap Review

October 31, 2014
This devilish distortion is dirty yet civilized.
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