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What's New

What Bohlinger Plays: The Best Turnaround Ever

March 20, 2018
How to play a deceptively simple—and impressive—turnaround that uses hybrid picking.

Teye Guitars Introduces the Gypsy Queen Model

March 20, 2018
Teye’s newest creation offers three different pickup options, a 25.5" scale, and the company's signature Mojo circuitry.

J Rockett Audio Designs Releases the 10th Anniversary JET Series

March 20, 2018
The lineup includes the Touch OD, Steampunk Buffer/Boost, Immortal Echo, and Squeegee Compressor.

Dwarfcraft Devices Announces the Ghost Fax Phase Computer

March 20, 2018
With four different modes and a host of over the top features, this modulation box has something for everyone, from phaser enthusiasts to audio adventurers.

Ask Amp Man: Revisiting the Dawn of the Sundown Artist

March 20, 2018
An ’80s amp that displays the singular perspective of player/builder Dennis Kager, with multiple effects loops and unique tricks.

Quick Hit: Neunaber Iconoclast

March 19, 2018
Space constrained? This compact simulator delivers many realistic speaker sounds for practice, performance, and recording.

Cort Introduces the 5-string A5 Plus SCFF Bass

March 19, 2018
The A5 Plus SCFF’s fanned frets form the foundation of this 34" to 35.5" multi-scale instrument.

First Look: Friedman BE-50 Deluxe

March 19, 2018
The Lee Brice sideman busts out his PRS hollowbody, Hahn T-style, and a vintage Les Paul and Strat to properly rock out this 50-watt monster.

MOD Kits DIY Unveils the Rock Bottom Bass Fuzz Pedal Kit

March 19, 2018
A bass fuzz kit that comes with easy-to-follow instructions and uses point-to-point wiring.

Tuning Up: The Transformational Reverb Sandwich

March 19, 2018
Signal-chain placement can make or break a lot more than just your fuzz or wah pedals.

Riff Rundown: Tommy Emmanuel on Jerry Reed's "The Claw"

March 18, 2018
The Aussie fingerstyle wiz walks us through—and thankfully slows down —a bevy of Reed-inspired moves he's used over the years.

The Tao of Jeff Beck

March 17, 2018
Here's a crash course in how one of the most eclectic and influential guitarists of all time developed a unique vocabulary through speedy rockabilly licks, fuzzed-out melodies, and an otherworldly use of the vibrato bar.

Tools for the Task: Clean Boosts

March 16, 2018
Simple, yes, but a clean-boost pedal like the 10 here can do a lot more than a simple bump in dBs.

Collings Guitars Unveils New 0-Size Traditional Models

March 16, 2018
The models are available in both 12-fret and 14-fret variations.

PureSalem Mendiola Review

March 16, 2018
A graceful and thoughtfully executed mashup of Fender, Gibson, and Eko elements adds up to a lean, clean, and mean performance 6-string.

Masters of "Musical ADD": Umphrey’s McGee’s Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger

March 15, 2018
The secret prog-rock band’s guitar duo doubles down on their radical sounds and makes a fearless, recombinant new album, it’s not us.

Matthews Effects The Chemist Review

March 15, 2018
Clever switching options and multiple modulation and octave textures make this compact pedal a sound laboratory.

Rig Rundown: Screaming Females

March 14, 2018
Guitarist/singer Marissa Paternoster and bassist “King” Mike Abbate worry little about instrument investments and instead focus on producing raw, energy-fueled, loud-as-hell jams.

Trinalog Introduces the Effect Station

March 14, 2018
The compact analog multi-effect system takes the pain and complexity out of pedalboards and provides a tone station that is small enough to fit in your backpack.

Malekko Releases the Downer and Thicken

March 14, 2018
One combines the power of wavefolding or saturation with pitch shifting down to one octave while the second offers multi-tap delay modes plus an independent chorus.