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June 2014

ARTICLES

Zon Mosaic Mojo PJ Passive Review

June 2, 2014
A fresh take on a classic bass design with a solid build, quality components, and relative affordability.
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Marty Friedman: Back with Brutality

May 14, 2014
The metal-shred hero returns with his first solo album in many years.
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Electro-Harmonix East River Drive Review

May 13, 2014
EHX delivers the tones of an overdrive classic at a dime store price.
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DIY: How to Mic Your Acoustic Like a Pro

May 12, 2014
Nashville producer Bryan Clark and guitarist Adam Fluhrer explain and demonstrate four essential mic techniques for capturing the sound of your shimmering acoustic.
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Blondie '4(0)-Ever' Album Review

May 9, 2014
The iconic ’80s band is back with an intriguing double album of greatest hits and new tunes.
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Ibanez AGB205 5-String Bass Review

May 8, 2014
A short-scale, 5-string semi-hollowbody bass that delivers deliciously deep lows without breaking the bank.
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Electro-Harmonix Soul Food Review

May 6, 2014
An affordable, dynamic OD inspired by one of the most legendary overdrives ever.
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Four Affordable 12-String Flattops Roundup

May 6, 2014
Looking for jangle on a budget? Check out this quartet of acoustic-electrics under $650.
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Jack Bruce: The Silver Lining

May 5, 2014
The iconic bass whisperer enlisted an all-star cast to join him at Abbey Road for his first solo album in more than a decade.
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Seymour Duncan Dirty Deed Review

May 5, 2014
Duncan reenters the dirt box derby with compact new distortion pedal.
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Tone Tips: Something to Say

May 4, 2014
Open-mindedness, experimentation, and dedication are key to getting great musical results.
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'Johnny Winter: Down and Dirty' Movie Review

May 2, 2014
A surprisingly honest depiction of the blues legend's rise to glory, including his troubled years and his journey back from the edge.
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Bass Bench: Exploring Bridge Designs

May 2, 2014
What’s the only contact point on a bass that affects all notes? Let’s investigate the implications.
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Animals as Leaders: Always in Motion

May 1, 2014
Prog-metal titans Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes dissect their most boundary-breaking release to date.
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Musicvox MI-5 Custom Special Review

May 1, 2014
A vintage-vibed rocker with solid craftsmanship, retro tones, and an approachable price tag to boot.
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Tuning Up: Is Sustain Killing Cool Guitar?

April 30, 2014
Screaming holy-grail rigs are making guitar less supernatural, not more.
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Reunion Rhapsody: Nickel Creek

April 29, 2014
Grammy-winning alt-roots trio Nickel Creek reunites for A Dotted Line—an infectiously exuberant album that showcases guitarist Sean Watkins’ command of his favorite Gibson J-45.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Euro Fingerstyle

April 29, 2014
Six European fingerstyle masters you may not have heard of, but should definitely check out.
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Peavey ValveKing II 20 Review

April 28, 2014
Classic tube tone and studio-friendly features in an affordable combo.
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Trash or Treasure: Kay K6868 Style Leader

April 28, 2014
A reader considers selling his vintage Kay guitar, but first needs to find out what the actual model and value are.
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