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Last Call: It’s Not Who You Know; It’s Who Knows You

August 14, 2018
To get around in the music biz, ya gotta get around.
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Free the Tone Releases the BV-1V Black Vehicle Bass Overdrive

August 14, 2018
From a natural grind to a heavy distorted sound, the bass-specific drive can create a wide variety of sounds similar to driving an old-school vacuum tube amplifier.
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Quick Hit: G7th Newport 12-String Capo

August 13, 2018
A clever compensated string pad improves intonation.
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ZVEX Debuts the Russian Fuzz Factory 7

August 13, 2018
The latest FF gets its snarl from using two rare, Russian GT308V germanium transistors.
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Zeppelin Design Labs Announces the Quaverato Harmonic Tremolo

August 13, 2018
The Quaverato features a digitally controlled analog signal path and is available as a kit for DIY aficionados.
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Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: Cozart Serape T-style

August 13, 2018
A cheapo guitar with a Mexican-style blanket covering its body is a conversation starter—and a cool player.
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Riff Rundown: Melvins' "Edgar the Elephant"

August 12, 2018
Buzz Osborne, Jeff Pinkus, and Steven McDonald break down their individual parts before combining powers for a thunderous performance of the A Walk with Love & Death track.
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What the Ell? How to Keep Your Chops Up on the Road

August 11, 2018
Whether you’re a seasoned pro or weekend warrior, here are a few essential exercises to keep you on top of your game.
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Furch Expands Indigo Series Guitars

August 10, 2018
Based on the basic INDIGO model, the new offering features attractive appointments that are typical for higher-series instruments.
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The Iceage Cometh

August 10, 2018
With their latest album Beyondless, the Danish quartet continues its slow metamorphosis from a post-punk band to creators of urgent, orchestrally textured rock.
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Stewart Guitars Introduces the Stow-Away

August 10, 2018
The Stow-Away is a performance-quality travel guitar that plays and feels like your favorite guitar thanks to its full-scale 22.5-inch neck
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TC Electronic SpectraDrive Review

August 10, 2018
A true multi-tool for bassists that packs all the essentials for performance and practice.
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G&L Introduces CLF Research Skyhawk

August 9, 2018
The new CLF Research Skyhawk brings back the best of 1980s style and packs it with today's G&L performance.
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Jam Pedals Ripply Fall Review

August 9, 2018
Phaser, chorus, vibrato, and ring modulation meet in a subtle-to-strange modulation mélange.
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Keeley Electronics Touts New Retro Super Germanium Overdrive

August 9, 2018
Mod scientist Robert Keeley creates a custom shop overdrive from their Super Phat Mod Germanium and adds thick and thoaty gain tones that are dynamic and add loads of sustain.
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Fender Debuts the Tele Thinline Super Deluxe

August 9, 2018
The Corona crew's latest mashup pairs rich-sounding TV Jones Classic pickups with a twist to their semi-hollow Tele design.
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Acoustic Soundboard: To Cleat, or Not to Cleat

August 9, 2018
It’s a good thing to fix a crack on your guitar, but don’t let your tone suffer in the process by going overboard with the repair.
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Rig Rundown: Pelican

August 8, 2018
See how the twin-guitar attack rocks SGs, classic tube heads, and strategically set delays that help birth epic post-metal jams.
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Faith Guitars Introduces Patrick James Eggle’s Legacy Series

August 8, 2018
The guitar's Canadian sitka spruce tops of these guitars have been kiln-aged through a process of torrefication.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Pay Now or Cry Later

August 8, 2018
Tool up to get the job done right, and save time and your sanity in the process.
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