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First Look: Death By Audio Total Sonic Annihilation 2

December 5, 2018
Just like its name says, this pedal takes whatever signal you feed it, chews it up, and beautifully destroys it. Oh, and it works as a mean fuzz, too.
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Tuning Up: The Vintage Legitimization Myth

December 5, 2018
Why do we love the lusted-after gear of yore? It’s a lot more complicated than we’d like to think.
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Tone King Sky King Review

December 4, 2018
A shape-shifting evolution of Mark Bartel’s original design dishes scads of tone and performance possibilities.
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Fender Announces the American Performer Series and the Flea Jazz Bass Active

December 4, 2018
Previously called the American Special Series, American Performer marks the first refresh of guitars and basses at the $1,099.99 price point in more than 10 years.
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MidValleyFX Releases the Double-Amp Distorter

December 4, 2018
A high-gain pedal designed to squeeze everything it can out of a pair of op-amps.
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State of the Stomp: Save Your Dreams, Slay the Dragon

December 4, 2018
A lesson in how to adapt, survive, and thrive.
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Larkin Poe: Sisters in Sound

December 3, 2018
Rebecca and Megan Lovell expand their musical boundaries while stripping down their delivery on Venom & Faith.
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Caparison Guitars Unveils the FX-AM Series

December 3, 2018
The new models include the Horus FX-AM, Dellinger II FX-AM, and Dellinger 7 FX-AM.
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Judas Priest Unveils 2019 Tour Dates

December 3, 2018
The 32-date tour will feature classic metal band Uriah Heep as support.
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First Look: Third Man Records + Mantic Flex

December 3, 2018
Jack White first used the Mantic Flex on his solo for "Why Walk the Dog?" and now his label and self-proclaimed "pro-tique" pedal builder have collaborated on a zippery, gated (radical) troublemaker.
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On Bass: Handmade Tone

December 3, 2018
Most of us understand that much of our tone comes from our hands, but exactly how much is open to debate.
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Riff Rundown: Alter Bridge's "In Loving Memory"

December 2, 2018
The popular song (and unusual fingerpicking pattern) off the band's 2004 debut, One Day Remains, is simplified by creator Mark Tremonti.
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Cowabunga! A Beginner’s Guide to Surf Guitar

December 1, 2018
Crank up the ’verb and give that whammy bar a workout.
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Electro-Harmonix Unveils the Sovtek Deluxe Big Muff, Flatiron Fuzz, and Nano Battalion

November 30, 2018
A trio of new pedals that aims to cover everything from classic Muff tones to gritty bass sounds.
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Eastman T64/v Review

November 30, 2018
Vintage thinline sounds abound in an impressively relic’d and smooth-playing hollowbody.
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Dr. Z Amplification Introduces the Nova

November 30, 2018
The new dual-channel amp is designed to emulate a tweed Twin.
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Gibson Names B.B. King a "Gibson Legacy Artist" and Releases Alpine White Limited-Edition “Lucille” ES

November 30, 2018
As part of their new role with Gibson, The B.B. King Family Trust is developing new products with Gibson.
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CruzTools Launches the GrooveTech Tech Kit for Acoustic Guitars

November 30, 2018
The kit includes screwdriver bits, a thickness gauge, ruler, and capo to measure neck relief, string winder, and more.
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Mod Garage: How to Shield Humbucking Pickup Covers

November 30, 2018
Metal covers offer shielding, but they also rob high end. Is there a way to get around this and have the best of both worlds?
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Wayne Kramer’s Impossible Life in Rock

November 29, 2018
With Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil riding shotgun, the MC5’s leader fronts a worldwide tribute tour for his revolutionary band, pens a no-holds-barred autobiography, and still kicks out the jams like a mother at age 70.
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