November 2018

July 2017

Warren Haynes: Capture the Chemistry

June 5, 2017
The hard-working guitarist talks about reaching for new sounds and colors on Gov’t Mule’s 10th studio album, Revolution Come … Revolution Go.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Prime Time for a Classic Tool

June 5, 2017
For those who've pondered building guitars, Jol Dantzig waxes poetic on the one classic tool he can’t live without.
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Quick Hit: Carl Martin Greg Howe’s Lick Box

June 4, 2017
The famed jazz-fusion guitarist lends his name to a 3-channel stomp that does far more than amped-up shred.
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Mod Garage: Build a Pickup Phase Tester, Part 1

June 2, 2017
Do you like to try out different pickups in your guitars? This handy, inexpensive device will spare you a lot of potential grief.
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Body Count: Ernie C & Juan Garcia's Riff Lust

June 1, 2017
Ice-T’s guitar tag-team raps about the cold-steel riffs and slamming grooves on the controversial outfit’s brutal new LP.
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Fuchs ODS Classic Review

May 29, 2017
The latest version of the Overdrive Supreme is almost absurdly versatile.
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Last Call: Goodbye, Cruel Circus, I’m off to Join the World!

May 29, 2017
Everyone has bad days. Don’t let a case of Steve Sax Syndrome get you down.
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Vintage Vault: 1961 Gibson SG Special

May 28, 2017
A first-generation example of the double-P-90 model that Santana played at Woodstock.
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Rhys Chatham: Harmonic Convergence

May 25, 2017
Tele twang’s the thang for the influential punk-minimalist composer, who builds shimmering towers of melody with basic chords, just intonation, and overlapping layers of delay. Sometimes with 400 guitars.
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Prestige NYS Deluxe MC Review

May 25, 2017
A glitzy, affordable ES-295 homage that's packed with way more tones than its rockabilly image implies.
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Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: Jay Turser JT-1423

May 24, 2017
Price-hunting and proximity win a sweet deal on an homage to a ’50s Silvertone.
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Bass Bench: Yo! Another Universal Guide to Great Bass Tone

May 23, 2017
Is there a shortcut to great sound and feel?
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What Bohlinger Plays: Double-Stop Bends

May 23, 2017
Vintage Strat in hand, the popular Last Call columnist shows you how to play dreamy, pedal-steel-like bends up and down the neck.
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Fender American Professional Jazz Bass Review

May 22, 2017
A refresh of one of the most iconic bass designs brings some new flavor for the modern player, but keeps its Jazz soul intact.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Mutate and Conquer—How the Guitar Survives

May 22, 2017
Charles Darwin may not have strummed the strings, but evolution, adaptability, and survival all play a part in the history of the guitar.
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Tuning Up: Chris Cornell and the Shadow on the Sun

May 18, 2017
"The only thing that stopped his inarticulate infant screams of 'Get me the fuck out of this car!' was playing Audioslave’s hypnotically soothing 'I Am the Highway,' over and over again for the last hour [of the drive]."
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