Echoes of the Past and Future

August 27, 2014
Effects guru “Analog Tom” Hughes chronicles music’s most influential time machines—from rockabilly echo chambers to space-rock oil cans, ’80s racks, and modern stompbox marvels.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Rocktron Widowmaker, ValveSonic, and Velocity 100LTD Demos

August 7, 2014
The GHS-owned company releases three new rackmountable amps.
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Musikmesse '14 - Engl Bass Rackhead 1020 and 1030 Demos

April 9, 2014
The German amp company split the two channels from the popular E1060 into two rackmount units. See and hear them both in action.
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Line 6 POD HD Pro X Review

March 6, 2014
Rack-mounted POD overflows with sounds.
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Line 6 Announces POD HD Pro X

September 24, 2013
The POD HD Pro X contains more than 100 studio and stomp effects and dynamic DSP processing.
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PreSonus Unveils the RC 500 Class A Channel Strip with Preamp

August 22, 2013
The RC 500 combines an ultra-low-distortion, high-gain, solid-state Class A preamplifier with the same custom-designed FET compressor and semi-parametric EQ circuitry found in the highly lauded PreSonus ADL 700 tube channel strip.
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Keatona Introduces JWK Instrument Interface

August 6, 2013
Keatona releases the JWK instrument interface.
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Rig Talk - Bob Bradshaw

February 7, 2013
PG's Jason Shadrick is on location in Los Angeles, California where he catches up with rig guru Bob Bradshaw to check out his loft and learn about how Bradshaw puts together his racks and pedalboard systems.
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Builder Profile: Bob Bradshaw

February 4, 2013
In the early 1980s, Bob Bradshaw paired his engineering skills with his passion for music and guitars. Before long, he was one of the most talked-about and sought-after builders of amp- and effects-switching systems on the planet—a tech to stars like Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, Mike Landau, Steve Lukather, and countless others.
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Fractal Axe-FX II Preamp FX Processor Review

July 9, 2012
“This thing is the greatest invention ever for electric guitarists,” Dweezil Zappa told Premier Guitar at last year’s LA Amp Show as he gushed over Fractal Audio’s new Axe-Fx
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Matrix Releases GT800FX Rackmount Amps

November 2, 2011
Built on a classic class AB output the amp sounds similar to the old V800 as favored by the likes of  Eddie Van Halen, Keith Richards and Robert Plant.
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Eventide Eclipse V4 Effects Unit Review

December 16, 2010
Eventide lives up to their reputation of stellar studio effects with the rackmount Eclipse V4
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Goodbye to Old, Outdated Gear

September 21, 2010
Refreshing your rig
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Digidesign Eleven Rack Review

March 11, 2010
Digidesign''s Eleven Rack lives up to its hype as an ultra-useful performing and recording tool for pros
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Back in the Rack: The Return of Lee Jackson’s GP-1000

February 11, 2010
Vintage rack gear? A look into the history of Lee Jackson''s GP-1000, the first mass-produced rack preamp.
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GP-1000: Inside the Design of Lee Jackson's Rack Preamp

February 11, 2010
Exploring the differences in years of the GP-1000 and the preamp''s evolution
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Close-Up: Furman P-1800 PF R Power Conditioner / Surge Suppressor

March 17, 2009
The Furman Power Conditioner controls buzz and hum
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SPL/Tonehunter Transducer Review

February 18, 2009
SPL & Tonehunter''s Transduscer is a high-end cabinet replacement for studio or live uses
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