November 2018

What's New

Last Call: The Appeal of Dweedly-Dweedly

November 12, 2018
Repetitive patterns are part of a guitarist’s vocabulary, but they don’t tell the full story.
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Quick Hit: Mackie FreePlay Live

November 11, 2018
Room-filling sound from a PA that doesn’t quite fill a backpack.
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Mort, Death’s Apprentice: Gothenburg Metal Riffs

November 10, 2018
Bands like In Flames, At the Gates, and Dark Tranquility created a subgenre of death metal that combined low-tuned riffs, harmonized leads, and plenty of chunk.
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Fishman Matrix Infinity Mic Blend Review

November 9, 2018
A dual-source setup is extra terrific on one of Fishman’s finest amplification pickup/preamp systems yet.
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Coffin Gear Teams With Haunted Labs to Deliver the Frost Bite Fuzz

November 9, 2018
The new pedal features a unique custom silicon fuzz circuit and three rugged knobs.
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Joe Perry Releases New Single and Announces Tour Dates

November 9, 2018
His touring band features Brad Whitford and Gary Cherone of Extreme.
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Iron Maiden Announces 2019 Tour

November 9, 2018
The setlist will feature rarities such as "Flight Of Icarus," "Sign Of The Cross," and "The Clansman."
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Bass Bench: Oil, Shellac, Nitro, Polyester, and Urethane: What Gives?

November 9, 2018
Let’s put the marketing hype aside and look at the basic properties of instrument finishes.
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Matt Pike: Chug, Punch, and Sustain

November 8, 2018
The patient riffer of darkness reveals the sonics secrets—and head space—that drives his bands Sleep and High on Fire.
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Gibson Reissues The Paul 40th Anniversary Model

November 8, 2018
The updated model features a 490R neck humbucker and a 498T bridge humbucker.
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EarthQuaker Devices Releases the Black Ash

November 8, 2018
Limited to only 1,500 units worldwide, Jamie Stillman's newest tone crippler is a fuzz/overdrive that takes cues from the legendary, three-knob Tone Bender.
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State of the Stomp: In Defense of Version 2

November 8, 2018
Why pedal makers keep trying to build a better mousetrap.
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Rig Rundown: Nine Inch Nails

November 7, 2018
Robin Finck and Alessandro Cortini create the perfect drug for NIN fans with a bevy of heavy-hitting custom guitars and basses and a high-tech hybrid setup that marries digital with analog.
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Zappa Family Trust Announces Frank Zappa Hologram Tour

November 7, 2018
“The Bizarre World Of Frank Zappa” will include longtime and legendary Zappa players Ray White, Mike Keneally, Scott Thunes, Robert Martin and Ed Mann with Joe “Vaultmeister” Travers.
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Wizard of Odd: The Enigmatic ’60s Lux

November 7, 2018
How I almost passed on a rare Italian beauty—and why I didn’t.
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PG Giveaways: Epiphone Limited Edition Slash Firebird

November 6, 2018
Fill out our annual survey and be automatically entered for your chance to WIN a Limited Edition Epiphone Slash Firebird!
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Mitchell Introduces Terra Acoustic Series

November 6, 2018
All Terra Series guitars feature mahogany back and sides, a mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard and bridge, and an open-pore satin finish and forward-shifted X bracing.
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Cory Wong: The Sound of Joy

November 6, 2018
Funky, fluent, and fun, the modern rhythm guitar star from Vulfpeck steps into the groove of his buoyant new solo album, The Optimist.
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Aguilar Amplification Announces the Tone Hammer 700 Super Light Amplifier

November 6, 2018
The amp delivers 700 continuous watts at 4 or 2.67 ohms, 350 watts at 8 ohms and features bass, treble and fully sweepable midrange controls.
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Cusack Resound Review

November 6, 2018
Smart switching options and soaring sounds make this veteran pedal outfit's latest reverb stand apart.
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