April 2019

What's New

Buffalo FX Releases the Patriot MkII

February 4, 2019
The second iteration is based on the extremely rare Civil War Muff and designed to replicate the sought after Gilmour Pulse tone.
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First Look: Dr. Z Nova

February 4, 2019
John Bohlinger test-drives this 5881-powered, tweed-Twin-inspired combo that lets you blend thick overdrive with its clean signal.
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Third Man + Mantic Flex Review

February 4, 2019
Jack White’s fave phase-locked loop machine is a ticket to fuzzy fatness and synthy chaos.
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Quick Hit: Bogner Ecstasy Blue Mini Review

February 3, 2019
A wildly useful distortion that stretches far beyond the company’s hard-rock roots.
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How to Play Slower

February 2, 2019
It’s not as easy or straightforward as some might think, but taking an unhurried approach can add new dimensions to your playing.
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Tools for the Task: Soprano Ukes Under $300

February 1, 2019
If you haven’t joined the ukulele craze, say “aloha” to these 10 sopranos and let the good times begin.
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Mesa/Boogie Unveils the California Tweed Series 6V6 4:40

February 1, 2019
The all-tube California Tweed is powered by four 6V6 power tubes and its preamp features five 12AX7 and one 12AT7 preamp tubes.
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Vein-Tap Presents the Dark Arts Tap Tempo Phaser

February 1, 2019
The phaser features 16 phase wave shapes, onboard tap tempo, and a host of control options.
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Walrus Audio Unveils the Lillian Phaser and Deep Six V3 Compressor

February 1, 2019
The Lillian is a true bypass, all analog, multi-stage phaser that draws layout inspiration from the Julia Chorus.
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Balthazar Film Noir 50 Review

February 1, 2019
Shine on, you crazy Selmer clone!
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Ernie Ball Music Man Debuts 2019 Line of John Petrucci Majesty Guitars

January 31, 2019
Six new colors added to popular Majesty guitar line, along with the ultra-premium Tiger Eye Majesty guitar.
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Blackstar Introduces the Super Fly

January 31, 2019
The mini amp features 12 watts of power, separate microphone and instrument channels, and Bluetooth functionality.
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Jeff Tweedy: The Lone Troubadour

January 31, 2019
The renowned gear collector and Wilco frontman discusses making his new solo album, Warm, with a minimal setup: a ’30s Martin, a ’58 Esquire, and a Fender Princeton.
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Outlaw Effects Launches Four New Pedals

January 31, 2019
The new offerings aim to hit everything from Dumble-style overdrive to classic analog phase tones.
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David Gilmour to Auction off the "Black Strat" for Charity

January 31, 2019
More than 120 guitars will be up for auction with all proceeds going to charitable causes.
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Bass Bench: Nickel Attack

January 31, 2019
Our instruments pack a lot of this alloy, which can cause allergic reactions in some platers. Do you get mysterious rashes?
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EVH Announces the Striped Series Shark Model

January 30, 2019
A model based on the iconic striped guitar that Eddie Van Halen debuted during the first Van Halen tour in 1978.
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BluGuitar Unveils the AMP1 Mercury Edition

January 30, 2019
The updated version features four completely redesigned channels.
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Rig Rundown: Steven Wilson [2019]

January 30, 2019
The king of modern prog rock unveils his monstrous pedalboard and surprising dual-amp setup.
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First Look: Source Audio True Spring

January 30, 2019
John Bohlinger tests this stereo pedal that pairs authentic-sounding amp- and outboard-reverb simulations with optical-, bias-, and harmonic-tremolo sounds.
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