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Quilter

Quilter Labs Announces the OverDrive 202

June 29, 2020
A 200-watt head aimed at dirty tones that comes in at a measly three pounds.
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Hilbish

Hilbish Design Introduces the Sol-Invictus Preamp Pedal

June 29, 2020
A dual-channel preamp with roots in the classic SUNN Beta Lead and Bass amplifier.
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Bryan Sutton

Bryan Sutton on the Art of Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar

June 29, 2020
In this week's first episode, the champion flatpicker (he has won the IBMA Guitar Player of the Year award a staggering 10 times) explains how bluegrass rhythm guitar has developed over the years and describes specific techniques for developing your flatpick rhythm skills. As a bonus, he names a handful of classic albums that are required listening for anyone who loves flattop guitar.
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A Thick Body Rick Classic in Perfect Fireglo

June 29, 2020
This 381 from 1970 also features then-new Hi-Gain single-coil pickups.
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When Bass Tone Shaping and OD Align

June 28, 2020
Potent overdrive plus solid EQ-ing capabilities equals old-school grit. The PG Tritonlab Equinox review.
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Bass

Practice Makes Music: Creative Ways to Learn from Your Favorite Artists

June 27, 2020
A guide on how modern R&B and pop could unlock your inner practice addict.
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Siren

Siren Pedals Introduces Two New Pedals

June 26, 2020
The Eligos and Juneau offer high-gain tones and overdrive, respectively.
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Maxon

Maxon Custom Shop Releases the APEX808 Overdrive

June 26, 2020
A brand-new pedal designed by Tube Screamer creator and former Maxon head engineer Susumu Tamura.
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Rig Rundown Best Ofs: Most Iconic Basses

June 26, 2020
Verdine, Flea, Sheehan, Josephine and six other legends show us their favorite earth-rumblers!
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Solar

Solar Guitars Announces First Ever Bolt-On Models

June 26, 2020
The six new guitars are based on the company's Type AB and Type SB body styles.
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Chasing Frets

Blake Mills on Fingerstyle Playing

June 26, 2020
Blake discusses the evolution of his unique fingerstyle technique, which draws on sources ranging from Michael Hedges, West Africa, and Bob Brozman, Blake’s onetime teacher. 

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TC Electronic

TC Electronic Introduces the Ditto+ Looper

June 25, 2020
You can now save up to 99 different loops within the Ditto+.
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Sweetwater

Sweetwater Finalizes Lineup for GearFest 2020

June 25, 2020
The online-only event will feature Alan Parsons, Nile Rodgers, Nathan East, Slash, Billy Gibbons, and more.
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Jack Broadbent: More Than Whiskey-Flask Flash

June 25, 2020
The British busker extraordinaire isn’t opening for the likes of Skynyrd, Frampton, and Ron Wood just because he rips fiery solos with a booze decanter.
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Sinasoid

Sinasoid Introduces Sable Line of Cables

June 25, 2020
The new cables are available in a variety of lengths and with either straight or right-angle plugs.
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Joyo

Joyo Audio Launches the Bantamp xL-JACKMAN II

June 24, 2020
The amp comes with a channel-switching footswitch and features both clean and distortion modes.
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Rig Rundown: Jim Ward

June 24, 2020
The former At the Drive-In renegade talks about using a Jazzmaster for his “humble workhorse” rhythm role, growing as singer-songwriter within Sparta, and making "solos" with three digital delays.
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Wong Notes

Wong Notes Episode 4: Eric Johnson

June 24, 2020
The Texas tone guru discusses finding your voice and shares advice handed down from the legendary B.B. King.
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Blake Mills

Blake Mills: The Guitarist Producer

June 24, 2020
Besides being a thrilling sideman and solo artist, Blake has been nominated twice for the Producer of Year Grammy. In this episode, he discusses playing guitar with a producer’s ear.
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PRS

PRS Announces the SE Hollowbody II Piezo

June 23, 2020
The first piezo-equipped instrument in the SE Series.
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