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Wizard of Odd: Ste11a—A Story of Strange Solidbodies

December 9, 2018
You may know that Charley Patton, Lead Belly, and Doc Watson played Stella acoustics built in New Jersey in the 1930s, but these oddball post-WWII electrics hail from Tokyo.

How to Jam Out Like the Ramones

December 8, 2018
It’s way more than just power chords and long hair.

Mattoverse Electronics Inflection Point Review

December 7, 2018
A wide-ranging wobble box—and compelling analog/digital hybrid.

ZT Amplifiers Announces the Custom Shop Jazz Club Amp

December 7, 2018
The model was developed with input from several prominent jazz guitarists including Vic Juris, Dave Stryker, Charlie Apicella, and Randy Vincent.

Bass Bench: Marketing Madness

December 7, 2018
People want to sell the gear they make—that’s A-OK. But how far will some stretch the truth to make the sale?

PRS Releases the Private Stock “Graveyard II” Limited-Edition Guitar

December 6, 2018
There will be an 80-piece limited run of these guitars based on the vintage-inspired McCarty 594 model.

Epiphone Presents the Ltd. Ed. Joe Bonamassa ES-355 Standard Outfit

December 6, 2018
The guitar features the classic ES-355 semi-hollowbody archtop profile with an Ebony finish, gold hardware, ProBucker humbuckers, Mallory Capacitors, and a Bigsby B7 Vibrato.

Behemoth’s Adam “Nergal” Darski: Shades of Black

December 6, 2018
The influential extreme-metal frontman on I Loved You at Your Darkest and why flouting the genre’s mores is essential to its survival.

C.R. Alsip Guitars Unveils the SC Carved Top

December 6, 2018
A new take on an iconic single-cut archtop.

Mad Professor Releases the Loud 'N Proud

December 6, 2018
An amp-in-a-box pedal that goes after classic British tones.

Dunable SplatterBlaster Review

December 6, 2018
Two fuzzes, one box—and zillions of tones.

Rig Rundown: Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown

December 5, 2018
Blues-rock firebrands Tyler Bryant and Graham Whitford rely on loud amps and vintage guitars to get their message to the people.

Mitchell Guitars Offers a Pair of New Models

December 5, 2018
The MD150SB double-cutaway solidbody electric and the O120CEMB orchestra-sized acoustic-electric are now available.

Pirate Guitar Effects Releases the Peg Leg Overdrive and Compressor

December 5, 2018
A dual pedal that aims to capture the iconic amp tones of the '60s and '70s.

First Look: Death By Audio Total Sonic Annihilation 2

December 5, 2018
Just like its name says, this pedal takes whatever signal you feed it, chews it up, and beautifully destroys it. Oh, and it works as a mean fuzz, too.

Tuning Up: The Vintage Legitimization Myth

December 5, 2018
Why do we love the lusted-after gear of yore? It’s a lot more complicated than we’d like to think.

Tone King Sky King Review

December 4, 2018
A shape-shifting evolution of Mark Bartel’s original design dishes scads of tone and performance possibilities.

Fender Announces the American Performer Series and the Flea Jazz Bass Active

December 4, 2018
Previously called the American Special Series, American Performer marks the first refresh of guitars and basses at the $1,099.99 price point in more than 10 years.

MidValleyFX Releases the Double-Amp Distorter

December 4, 2018
A high-gain pedal designed to squeeze everything it can out of a pair of op-amps.

State of the Stomp: Save Your Dreams, Slay the Dragon

December 4, 2018
A lesson in how to adapt, survive, and thrive.