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May 2012

ARTICLES

Interview: Shadows Fall Refuse to Compromise on “Fire From The Sky”

May 9, 2012
Guitarists Jonathan Donais and Matt Bachand give us the lowdown on their new album and their new B.C. Rich signature guitars, as well as what it’s like to navigate the shark-infested waters of the music world.
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Swell B-Peg V3 Bass Overdrive Pedal Review

May 9, 2012
If you''ve been bitten by the SVT bug but don''t have the funds or upper body strength to commit to a full rig, Swell''s B-Peg V3 solution might be what you''re looking for.
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3rd Power Amplification Dream Solo Model 4 Amp Review

May 9, 2012
Video Added! The ''68 Plexi half of the company''s popular British Dream model goes out on its own with some brand new tweaks and features.
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Carl Martin Optical Envelope Filter Pedal Review

May 2, 2012
Given the low price, solid build, and smooth, versatile sounds, anyone on a budget that’s looking for the distinctive sounds of an envelope filter will want to have a look at this pedal.
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Future Rock: Pentatonic Chords

April 30, 2012
Learn how to create three-note pentatonic chords all over the neck.
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Breedlove Voice Revival OM/SMe Acoustic Guitar Review

April 25, 2012
This take on a more traditional design features L.R. Baggs'' Anthem Tru-Voice pickup for authentic plugged-in sounds.
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Orange Guitar: Relocation Licks

April 25, 2012
Learn how to relocate licks to different keys in Jim Campilongo''s latest lesson.
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Choosing An Audio Interface

April 6, 2012
The interface you choose has to work with the software you will be using.
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Fender Johnny Marr Signature Jaguar Guitar Review

April 6, 2012
When Fender gave Marr a chance to come up with his own version of the design, he responded with a smart, thoughtful, superbly executed take on this much-misunderstood, and ultra-expressive instrument.
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Beyond Blues: Harmonic Blues Moves

April 6, 2012
Learn how to use inversions to create motion in your comping.
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Laney Ironheart IRT120H Amp Review

April 6, 2012
The Ironheart is a 120-watt beast of an amp that’s dedicated to pushing the heavy overdrive envelope.
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Album Review: Ned Evett - "Treehouse"

April 6, 2012
Roadhouse boogie, amped-up folk-blues, and swampy ballads on—get this—fretless electric, flattop, and resonator guitars.
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DragonForce: Double Dragon

April 6, 2012
Herman Li and Sam Totman make a new album with a new vocalist.
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Listening Deeply to Acoustic Guitar Sound

April 6, 2012
Mostly, the guitar is supposed to be about sound. But that’s the hardest of all of these to pin down.
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Raising the Bar of Wah Design

April 6, 2012
The Chi- Wah-Wah is a very tiny breed of wah pedal—about the same size as a standard Boss pedal
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Builder Profile: Chase Tone

April 6, 2012
When it comes to hardcore authenticity in vintage gear replicas, no one tops Kyle Chase— a lone-ranger builder who says he can hear the difference between stranded and solid-core wire in his Marshall-, Vox-, and Fender-inspired amps and pedals.
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1962 Fiesta Red Fender Jaguar

April 6, 2012
The Jaguar made its debut in 1962, and with it Fender hoped to attract interest from surf guitarists who were then dominating American popular music.
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Warwick Jack Bruce Survivor Bass Review

April 6, 2012
A bass that takes on the characteristics of its master, the German-built Jack Bruce Survivor exudes classic looks and a warm, lyrical persona.
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Flying Colors: Shredding Stereotypes

April 6, 2012
Supergroup Flying Colors breaks boundaries with its self-titled debut.
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Xylem Handmade Basses and Guitars

April 6, 2012
“I’m always looking for new and better building methods, and ways to make my instruments easier to play, lighter, better sounding, easier to adjust, and more affordable.”
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