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The Year in Gear 2015

November 24, 2015
Our favorite guitars, basses, amps, effects, and accessories from the last 12 months.
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Dunlop Releases the MXR EVH 5150 Overdrive

October 26, 2015
The resulting EVH 5150 Overdrive joins hand-adjusted multi-stage MOSFETs with a full complement of controls.
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MXR M238 ISO Brick Review

October 18, 2015
A compact, quiet, flexible, and stress-reducing power supply.
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Rig Rundown: ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill [2015]

September 16, 2015
The Texas rockers have used the same tone formula for decades, but when it comes to gear and making a statement, they’re kings of style.
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MXR M85 Bass Distortion Review

September 7, 2015
This collaboration with Fuzzrocious delivers heavy loads of bass distortion.
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MXR Custom Shop Sub Machine Octave Fuzz Review

September 3, 2015
Hip and nasty fuzz flavors and octave tones from both sides of the EQ spectrum.
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Dunlop Introduces the MXR Iso-Brick Power Supply

August 21, 2015
Each of the Iso-Brick Power Supply’s 10 outputs is fully isolated, eliminating gig-ending ground loop noise.
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Rig Rundown: Steel Panther's Satchel [2015]

June 24, 2015
The self-proclaimed “World’s Greatest Guitarist” details the tools he uses to power his unique brand of shock rock.
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Lamb Chops: The Tools and Techniques Behind Lamb of God’s Crushing Comeback Album

June 12, 2015
John Campbell, Mark Morton, and Willie Adler discuss their first release since the tragedy that nearly destroyed their band.
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Rig Rundown: Slipknot

May 20, 2015
We get the scoop on the gear behind Mick Thomson’s and Jim Root’s brutal sound thanks to their signature guitars and 100-watt rock-boxes.
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