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IsoAcoustics Stage 1 Board - Summer Gear Slam 2020

July 16, 2020
Check out the affordable new amp platforms that aim to make your recording and rehearsal spaces more manageable and professional sounding.
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Gibson Acoustics | The Original Collection - Summer Gear Slam 2020

July 16, 2020
The new Bozeman flattops take a handful of updated features and work them into their classic designs.
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Maxon Apex 808 Overdrive Demo - Summer Gear Slam 2020

July 16, 2020
A redesigned take on the Tube Screamer by the man who designed the original.
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Nordstrand Acinonyx Demo - Summer Gear Slam 2020

July 15, 2020
Noted pickup maker and luthier Carey Nordstrand's first import bass is inspired by a '60s Goya cult classic and comes in at a remarkably affordable price.
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Rig Rundown: Butch Walker

July 15, 2020
The big-hit producer (Taylor Swift, Green Day, Weezer) and guitarist opens his RubyRed Productions to catalog his custom creations from the West and Far East. Plus, he reveals how Keith Urban forever changed his guitar-playing world.
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PRS SE Parlor P20E Demo - Summer Gear Slam 2020

July 15, 2020
The company's first parlor-sized acoustic offers some serious punch and hip retro vibes.
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Martin D-X2E Demo - Summer Gear Slam 2020

July 15, 2020
An affordable new dread loaded with Fishman electronics.
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DIY: All About Your Electric Guitar's Knobs and Switches

DIY: All About Your Electric Guitar's Knobs and Switches

July 15, 2020
Confused by the wide variety of controls on your heroes’ favorite guitars? Watch this quick video to see how to get the most out of Strats, Les Pauls, Teles, and more!
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Kramer Guitars

Kramer Summer 2020 Guitars - Summer Gear Slam 2020

July 14, 2020
The storied shred brand debuts new signature axes for Vivian Campbell, Dave "Snake" Sabo, and Charlie Parra.
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Walden B1E Baritone Demo - Summer Gear Slam 2020

July 14, 2020
Dig into this demo of a throaty new bari with a pair of non-traditional soundholes.
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Tsakalis AudioWorks Ocean Reverb - Summer Gear Slam 2020

July 14, 2020
Greek pedal guru Chris Tsakalis updates his flagship reverb with more nuanced algorithms for each of its three voicing modes.
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Summer Gear Slam 2020 Coverage!

July 14, 2020
Check out demo videos and photo galleries of brand-new axes, amps, pedals, recording gear, and more!
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Victory Amplifiers Duchess V4 Demo - Summer Gear Slam 2020

July 14, 2020
Rabea Massaad digs into a stompbox-sized amp boasting a whopping 180 watts—plus reverb, tremolo, and a quartet of unusual tubes.
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Hooked: Emily Wolfe on the Eagles' "Life in the Fast Lane"

July 14, 2020
The badass Austin rocker retells how a Hotel California backdrop and washing the family car steered her to guitardom.
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Kepma

Kepma D2-120 & GA 1-130 Demos - Summer Gear Slam 2020

July 13, 2020
Casper Esmann busts out killer fingerstyle chops on new dread and auditorium models.
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Epiphone Summer 2020

Epiphone Guitars 2020 Electrics Demos - Summer Gear Slam 2020

July 13, 2020
Check out brand-new Epiphone collaborations with the Gibson Custom Shop, including a '59 Les Paul Standard, Wilshire P-90, and Fluence-equipped Prophecy and Extura models.
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J. Rockett Audio Designs APE - Summer Gear Slam 2020

July 13, 2020
See how you can add analog warmth and Echoplex-style drive to your sterile digital delay.
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PRS Hollowbody

PRS Guitars SE Hollowbody II Piezo Demo - Summer Gear Slam 2020

July 13, 2020
Listen to Bryan Ewald take this double-headed workhorse through its paces and demos how to blend the two distinct voices.
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Rig Rundown: Sharptooth’s Lance Donati and Keith Higgins

July 8, 2020
The savage hardcore duo's rig seems deceptively simple ... until you see the trio of secret weapons zip-tied to the back of their Bogners.
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Duane Betts Hooked on the Smashing Pumpkins Cherub Rock

Hooked: Duane Betts on the Smashing Pumpkins' "Cherub Rock"

July 7, 2020
While he proudly honors his rich guitar DNA with the Southern-fried Allman Betts Band, DB remembers the comfort that rushed over him while playing the Siamese Dream slasher.
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