November 2018

Videos

SNAMM '18 - Dusky Electronics Hypatia Demo

June 29, 2018
Watch how a rather simple discrete circuit blossoms into a gritty fuzz with a crunchy heart.
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SNAMM '18 - Gretsch Malcolm Young Signature & G2655TG P90 LTD Streamliner Center Block Jr Demos

June 29, 2018
The AC/DC legend's signature model goes into standard production and an old favorite gets modernized with the line's first P-90.
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SNAMM '18 - Vox Mini Superbeetle & AC30S1 Demos

June 29, 2018
Check out the classic EL84 combo packaged in a fresh 1x12 format, and a miniaturized take on a classic setup rocking 'verb and trem.
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SNAMM '18 - Marchione Guitars OM Demo

June 29, 2018
It’s five-figure pricey, but even amidst NAMM’s din the Houston luthier’s new high-end orchestra model proved itself a marvel of craftsmanship, inside and out.
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SNAMM '18 - Yellowcake Pedals Furry & Fried Demo

June 29, 2018
The Fried Gold overdrive hops into bed with the Furry Burrito—an OD/fuzz with a light-up LED that doubles as a starve control—and multiple shades of cavorting ensue.
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SNAMM '18 - MXR EVH 5150 Chorus & Dyna Comp Deluxe Demos

June 28, 2018
See how the guitar god's latest signature swoosh machine sounds and what's under the hood on the revamped squeeze box.
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SNAMM '18 - Grez Guitars Mendocino Baritone Demo

June 28, 2018
Guitarist R.J. Ronquillo jams on the extended-scale version of Grez's award-winning 6-string.
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First Look: Vox AC30S1

June 27, 2018
Check out John Bohlinger throw a handful of guitars loaded with various pickups at the new EL84 combo with a single Celestion speaker and revamped digital reverb.
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Rig Rundown: Guided by Voices

June 20, 2018
Doug Gillard, Mark Shue, and Bobby Bare Jr. reveal how a few quirky vintage axes, some classic amps, and a few utilitarian pedals get the job done night after night.
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What Bohlinger Plays: Tommy Emmanuel-Inspired Pull-Off Riff

June 19, 2018
Wrap your mitts around a shockingly easy pentatonic pattern that the Aussie flattop master uses on numbers such as "Classical Gas."
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First Look: Joe Gore Pedals Porkolator

June 18, 2018
Want something that's transparent and Ms. Priss? Well, this oddball pedal loosely based on Steve Albini's secret weapon ain't that. Watch John Bohlinger take on this harmonic monster.
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EarthQuaker Devices Pyramids Review

June 15, 2018
There’s no end to the adventures in flanging made possible by this deep, DSP-driven modulator.
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Swope Guitars Dakota Review

June 14, 2018
Crafted by a builder with a serious shop pedigree, this unique detour from the standard P formula is style-rich, tone-wealthy, and ultra-comfortable.
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Rig Rundown: Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids

June 13, 2018
Go inside one of the hottest pop tours of 2018 and dig deep into the gear that Mike Scott, Elliott Ives, and JT himself take on the road.
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Axes & Artifacts: Albert King's Tom Holmes THC Flying V

June 11, 2018
John Bohlinger shreds on one of the late blues god's most unique instruments while Gruhn Guitars' Greg Voros reveals the fascinating backstory.
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First Look: Walrus Audio Emissary Parallel Boost

June 11, 2018
John Bohlinger grabs his '50s Les Paul Custom, PRS DGT, and a 1967 Fender Telecaster to test out the juice box's two voicings and tonal oomph.
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Taylor Builder’s Edition K14ce Review

June 11, 2018
This Grand Auditorium-sized flattop boasts a new bracing system with instantly perceptible sonic consequences.
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Riff Rundown: Tommy Emmanuel's "One Mint Julep"

June 10, 2018
The Certified Guitar Player confesses to some "petty theft" and demostrates tricks he's taken from Chet Atkins and Robert Johnson and applies it to the classic Clovers song.
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Rig Rundown: Red Fang

June 6, 2018
Witness how 5-string Krautsters, solid-state Sunn heads, and pitch shifters provide the stoner-metal band’s foundation for brute-force tones.
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Hartke HD500 Review

June 4, 2018
For a 35-pound lightweight, Hartke’s new 2x10 combo can throw some air—with 500 watts under the hood and a smart command central.
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