November 2018

August 2017

Quick Hit: Traynor SB106

July 5, 2017
Clean bass tones from a small, stout combo that can go from desktop to practice to gig with grace.
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Glockenklang Steamhammer Review

July 4, 2017
Glockenklang brings down the bass sledge with a precision-engineered, 700-watt class-D powerhouse.
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The Recording Guitarist: Designing Delays, Part 2

July 4, 2017
More unconventional echo experiments.
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Tash Sultana: 6-String Superwoman

July 3, 2017
Crafting epic pop songs in real time using guitars, pedalboards, and sonic savvy, the Aussie solo wizard is dedicated to the thrill of live performance.
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Staff Picks: The Best of Times

July 3, 2017
Saturday Night Live guitarist Jared Scharff joins our discussion on which eras had the best tunes.
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Tone Tips: Quick Pointers for Recording and Mixing Acoustic Guitar

July 2, 2017
You might be totally in sync with your home-recording rig, but tracking acoustic guitar presents some unique challenges and there are guidelines to follow.
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Quick Hit: Vox MV50 AC

June 30, 2017
Can a pint-sized hybrid head cop the arena-rocking tones of an iconic amp?
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Ask Amp Man: A Vintage Showman, Not Ready for Prime Time

June 30, 2017
This oddball 1963 Fender head demanded serious examination.
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King Dude Does It in the Dark

June 29, 2017
On the new album Sex, ex-metal guitarist TJ Cowgill trades shred for a self-styled goth-punk-folk wonderland conjured with low-budget guitars and a crypt’s worth of ghostly reverb.
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Mu-FX Phasor 2X Review

June 29, 2017
A classic ’70s phaser is resurrected—again!
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: The Sacred Wood

June 28, 2017
So what’s really new? Whether it’s guitar riffs or guitar designs, makers and players borrow and steal—all the time.
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Deep Purple’s Steve Morse: 'InFinite' Mastery

June 27, 2017
The guitar kingpin discusses the band’s new album, playing Ritchie’s licks, and his prodigious picking technique. He also offers two tips for every guitarist.
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Dunable Cyclops Review

June 27, 2017
A stripped-down, solid workhorse for those about to rock.
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Vintage Vault: 1966 Fender Jaguar

June 26, 2017
A classic from Fullerton’s transition era.
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Mod Garage: Build a Pickup Phase Tester, Part 2

June 25, 2017
When installing replacement pickups from different manufacturers, it’s a crap shoot whether they’ll be in phase with each other. This fun DIY project helps you avoid out-of-phase nightmares.
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Sliding Home: Mark “Porkchop” Holder

June 23, 2017
A Southern-music original returns to his Tennessee birthplace—and his sanity—to capture his own bold vision of blues and rock with his new trio’s roaring debut, Let It Slide.
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Bass Bench: The Local Tonewood Challenge

June 23, 2017
Can you hear the difference between instruments made from either tropical or non-tropical woods?
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Death By Audio Evil Filter Review

June 21, 2017
What happens when you combine absurdly loud fuzz with absurdly broad filtering?
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State of the Stomp: L’appel du Vide

June 20, 2017
The internal battle between gear lust and contentment.
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Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Team Up

June 19, 2017
The veteran bluesmen reveal why they broke the genre’s rules on their first studio collaboration, TajMo, while sharing resonator guitars, banjos, and electric workhorses along the way.
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