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Quick Hit: G7th Newport 12-String Capo

August 13, 2018
A clever compensated string pad improves intonation.

ZVEX Debuts the Russian Fuzz Factory 7

August 13, 2018
The latest FF gets its snarl from using two rare, Russian GT308V germanium transistors.

Zeppelin Design Labs Announces the Quaverato Harmonic Tremolo

August 13, 2018
The Quaverato features a digitally controlled analog signal path and is available as a kit for DIY aficionados.

Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: Cozart Serape T-style

August 13, 2018
A cheapo guitar with a Mexican-style blanket covering its body is a conversation starter—and a cool player.

Riff Rundown: Melvins' "Edgar the Elephant"

August 12, 2018
Buzz Osborne, Jeff Pinkus, and Steven McDonald break down their individual parts before combining powers for a thunderous performance of the A Walk with Love & Death track.

What the Ell? How to Keep Your Chops Up on the Road

August 11, 2018
Whether you’re a seasoned pro or weekend warrior, here are a few essential exercises to keep you on top of your game.

Furch Expands Indigo Series Guitars

August 10, 2018
Based on the basic INDIGO model, the new offering features attractive appointments that are typical for higher-series instruments.

The Iceage Cometh

August 10, 2018
With their latest album Beyondless, the Danish quartet continues its slow metamorphosis from a post-punk band to creators of urgent, orchestrally textured rock.

Stewart Guitars Introduces the Stow-Away

August 10, 2018
The Stow-Away is a performance-quality travel guitar that plays and feels like your favorite guitar thanks to its full-scale 22.5-inch neck

TC Electronic SpectraDrive Review

August 10, 2018
A true multi-tool for bassists that packs all the essentials for performance and practice.

G&L Introduces CLF Research Skyhawk

August 9, 2018
The new CLF Research Skyhawk brings back the best of 1980s style and packs it with today's G&L performance.

Jam Pedals Ripply Fall Review

August 9, 2018
Phaser, chorus, vibrato, and ring modulation meet in a subtle-to-strange modulation mélange.

Keeley Electronics Touts New Retro Super Germanium Overdrive

August 9, 2018
Mod scientist Robert Keeley creates a custom shop overdrive from their Super Phat Mod Germanium and adds thick and thoaty gain tones that are dynamic and add loads of sustain.

Fender Debuts the Tele Thinline Super Deluxe

August 9, 2018
The Corona crew's latest mashup pairs rich-sounding TV Jones Classic pickups with a twist to their semi-hollow Tele design.

Acoustic Soundboard: To Cleat, or Not to Cleat

August 9, 2018
It’s a good thing to fix a crack on your guitar, but don’t let your tone suffer in the process by going overboard with the repair.

Rig Rundown: Pelican

August 8, 2018
See how the twin-guitar attack rocks SGs, classic tube heads, and strategically set delays that help birth epic post-metal jams.

Faith Guitars Introduces Patrick James Eggle’s Legacy Series

August 8, 2018
The guitar's Canadian sitka spruce tops of these guitars have been kiln-aged through a process of torrefication.

Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Pay Now or Cry Later

August 8, 2018
Tool up to get the job done right, and save time and your sanity in the process.

Friedman BE-50 Deluxe Review

August 7, 2018
Fifty watts of stunning Marshall-flavored versatility that moves from clean to screaming.

Mesa/Boogie Introduces the Fillmore 50

August 7, 2018
A vintage-voiced, 6L6-powered combo that features a simple two-channel platform.