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March 2016

ARTICLES

Quick Hit: Big Tone Music Brewery Gray Box Overdrive Review

March 25, 2016
This '70s-style stomp mates a powerfully sculpting EQ to a muscular, malleable output.
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Tools for the Task: Pedalboard Amps

March 18, 2016
If you like to keep things light and easy (and save your back in the process), having an amp on your pedalboard might just be the ticket.
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Acoustic BN6210 Review

March 11, 2016
Acoustic packs 600 watts of power, a pair of 10" neo speakers, and loads of features into their new ultra-portable combo.
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The Chain Gang: Reader Pedalboards 2016

February 29, 2016
Another year means another chance to show off your pedal playground.
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Tuning Up: The Periodic Pedal-Purge Imperative

February 29, 2016
The straight dope on why a stripped-down sonic self-inventory is a must for every stompbox junky.
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Quick Hit: Red Iron Amps Pedal Pusher

February 28, 2016
Heavy-duty and cleverly flexible preamp delivers subtle but super-effective signal enhancement.
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Mesa/Boogie Subway D-800 & Subway Ultra-Lite Cabinets Review

February 26, 2016
Mesa/Boogie unveils a class-D powerhouse for bassists that delivers big sounds from a svelte, lightweight package.
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Tools for the Task: Cables

February 26, 2016
Is it time to take inventory?
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Decoding Modern MIDI Guitar

February 25, 2016
New technologies make it easier than ever to access electronic sounds from your fretboard.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Little Mods, Big Results

February 25, 2016
If you’re not getting the tone you want out of your acoustic, a simple and quick tweak might get you a little closer.
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Dr. Z Z-Lux Review

February 24, 2016
Dr. Z tinkers with a classic template and delivers a delicious combo with headroom and grit.
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Stomp Stations of the Stars

February 23, 2016
A behind-the-scenes look at eight of the most remarkable pedal collections we’ve seen in quite some time.
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Ask Amp Man: Diagnosing an Ailing Blues Junior

February 23, 2016
A blown fuse can mean your amp has bigger problems. Here’s how to find them.
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Quick Hit: F-Pedals Eddie Kramer Series PhazeVibe Lite

February 22, 2016
A light and compact modulation machine that delivers unique phase and vibrato textures.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Frankenstein Jazzcaster

February 21, 2016
This reader made his own fusion of the Telecaster, Jazzmaster, and Stratocaster.
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Dr. No Road Runner Octave Fuzz Wah Flying Machina Review

February 19, 2016
A wild-looking fuzz/wah for aggressive rockers.
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Guitar Shop 101: “Decking” a Stratocaster Trem

February 19, 2016
It’s not for everyone, but locking down a Strat trem can resolve many tuning issues.
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Ouija Lord: Neal Casal of Circles Around the Sun

February 18, 2016
The psych-roots guru conjures the spirit of the Grateful Dead with his new album, talks about playing with Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, and explains the magic in Jerry Garcia’s legendary Wolf guitar.
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Thorpy FX Fallout Cloud Review

February 18, 2016
The Rolls Royce of Muff clones delivers unique tone-shaping capabilities and incredible articulation.
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State of the Stomp: The Noise of Art

February 17, 2016
Today’s unwanted sounds may become the aural delights of tomorrow.
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