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December 2017

Wizard of Odd: Tracking the Elusive Humming Bird

October 30, 2017
What happens when a Mosrite Ventures model makes its way to Japan? You can bet it’s something extreme.
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Yamaha BBP34 Review

October 27, 2017
A refresh of Yamaha’s BB bass design brings power, class, and impressive playability.
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Vintage Vault: Gibson Firebird I Inverness Green

October 27, 2017
A rare custom-finished ’Bird from the Gibson space-age-design playbook.
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Tetrarch’s Diamond Rowe: Flamethrower

October 26, 2017
Get out the way! The rising shred star burns up the fretboard on her band’s new album, Freak.
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Road Dog: Haunted Venues

October 26, 2017
Senior editor Ted Drozdowski continues his monthly Road Dog livestream with tales of the eerie places he’s played and stayed.
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Hahn Guitars 112 Review

October 25, 2017
A masterful Fender-inspired mashup with tones of its own.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: The Mule

October 24, 2017
A versatile workhorse guitar with gritty tone and the capability for swapping electronics.
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State of the Stomp: Welcome Back, Bad Monkey!

October 24, 2017
A forgotten zombie pedal returns from the dead to rekindle an old friendship and bring a new perspective.
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Oh Sees’ John Dwyer: 21st Century Renaissance Man

October 23, 2017
Now in the 20th year of his ever-evolving band project, the recently renamed Oh Sees, the DIY road dog lets it bleed onstage and on his new album, Orc.
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Quick Hit: Vertex Effects Steel String

October 23, 2017
Does the mythic quest for Dumble-style tones culminate in this boutique box?
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On Bass: More Than Four Extra Notes

October 22, 2017
A little extra on top usually means something good, so why not a little extra something on the bottom?
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Island Instruments Anzol Review

October 20, 2017
An upscale tribute to a downscale guitar.
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Speaker Geeks: Three-Part Harmony

October 20, 2017
Discover which three elements of a guitar speaker have the biggest impact on tone.
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Jerry Douglas: Stirring the Gumbo

October 19, 2017
Backed by an ace horn section and a killer band, the resonator master serves up a daring fusion of jazz, rock, and bluegrass on his new album, What If.
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Last Call: The Tone Quest Never Ends

October 19, 2017
An old Vibroverb inspires a hunt for a sound from our columnist’s past.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Evolutionary Control

October 18, 2017
If a guitar’s knob placement is random, planned, or a combination of both, does it make a difference?
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What Bohlinger Plays: Slippery Swingin’ Riff in E

October 17, 2017
How to play a Jerry Reed-inspired pattern fit for everything from blues and country to more rockin’ fare.
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