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What's New

Acoustic Unveils Classic Series Bass Combos

July 12, 2018
The Classic Series debuts with three feature-packed amps: the B25C, B50C, and B100C.
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Cort Guitars Announces the Gold-O8

July 12, 2018
The guitars use an "aged to vintage" (ATV) treatment that reportedly allows the solid Sitka spruce top to cure and open up more over time.
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SNAMM '18 - Alexander Pedals Wavelength & Space Race Demos

July 12, 2018
One of pedaldom’s most adventurous builders presents a deliciously varied reverb, and a multi-mode modulator.
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Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Special Bass Review

July 12, 2018
An iconic bass design undergoes a subtle yet significant refresh, both inside and out.
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SNAMM '18 - Cusack Music Resound Reverb Demo

July 11, 2018
Watch how the Michigan company's impressively deep reverb can move from shimmery cascades to old-school spring tones quickly and easily.
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SNAMM '18 - Westminster Effects Chalcedonian Dual Reverb Demo

July 11, 2018
Hear the lush wash of space and reflections in this brand-new pedal that combines independent spring and hall reverbs.
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Rig Rundown: Zao

July 11, 2018
Even on borrowed gear, the metalcore pioneers are able to bring the thunder with a handful of ESP guitars, some Mesa/Boogie firepower, and a stash of gnarly fuzz pedals.
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SNAMM '18 - Nutter Guitars Astro Commander Demo

July 11, 2018
Nashville's own Brian Nutter dresses to impress and demos a futuristic model that sports a wealth of switching options.
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JAM Pedals Releases the Eureka! Fuzz

July 11, 2018
A non-temperamental fuzz that the company says was designed to perform with other effects without sacrificing its sound.
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Mario Guitars Unveils the Honcho

July 11, 2018
A 25.5”-scale single-cut with a T-style bridge plate, Wilkinson tremolo, and S-style control layout.
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SNAMM '18 - Taylor Guitars V-Class Expansion Demos

July 11, 2018
Andy Powers shows off four new upper-end acoustics now graced with his innovative V-Class bracing system.
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Acoustic Soundboard: The Cutaway Question

July 11, 2018
A closer look at how, or if, an acoustic cutaway affects your tone.
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SNAMM '18 - Sublime Guitars J-Hawk Deluxe Demo

July 10, 2018
This builder of creatively sourced, nicely priced instruments debuts its first T-style, as well as a move to roasted neck woods.
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SNAMM '18 - Modal Effects Disruption Demo

July 10, 2018
Put up to three magnetically attached (and quickly swappable effect modules) on a single pedal chassis.
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EVH 5150III 1x12 50W 6L6 Combo Review

July 10, 2018
Improvements to this 6L6 combo mean tone variation and versatility that transcend Van Halen sound templates.
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Amplified Nation Introduces the Ampliphonix and Gain, Bombshell Amps

July 10, 2018
Both new amps aim to replicate the mythical Dumble-style topology.
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Jericho Guitars Debuts Acoustic Guitar Line

July 10, 2018
The long-scale acoustics feature a bone nut, solid sitka spruce top, and sapele back and sides.
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SNAMM '18 - Walrus Audio Emissary Demo

July 10, 2018
Roots-rocker Joey Landreth joins us to demo this boost featuring parallel boost circuits for treble and midrange, with a toggle for two mids-bumping points.
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Tone Tips: Going Wireless in 2018

July 10, 2018
With today’s affordable wireless tech, it’s time to stop trippin’ and cut the cord to gain guitar freedom.
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Quick Hit: Elite Guitar Cling On Pickup

July 9, 2018
A magnet in a pickup is common, but this pickup’s magnet does something a bit different.
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