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Wong Notes

Wong Notes Episode 4: Eric Johnson

June 24, 2020
The Texas tone guru discusses finding your voice and shares advice handed down from the legendary B.B. King.
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Blake Mills

Blake Mills: The Guitarist Producer

June 24, 2020
Besides being a thrilling sideman and solo artist, Blake has been nominated twice for the Producer of Year Grammy. In this episode, he discusses playing guitar with a producer’s ear.
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PRS

PRS Announces the SE Hollowbody II Piezo

June 23, 2020
The first piezo-equipped instrument in the SE Series.
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Cort

Cort Unveils the A4 Ultra Ash Bass

June 23, 2020
A high-end version of the A4 includes an ash top, Fishman Fluence pickups, and a 2-band EQ.
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Eventide

Eventide Releases the PowerMINI, PowerMINI EXP, and PowerMAX Rev 2

June 23, 2020
The new lineup of pedalboard power supplies offers a wealth of different options and is quite expandable.
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Hooked: Mark Lettieri on Jimi Hendrix's "Hey Joe"

June 23, 2020
The Snarky Puppy guitarist remembers learning the power of the riff and the bliss of figuring out tab to wrangle the Experience's first single.
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JHS PG-14: The Premier Guitar Review

June 22, 2020
Paul Gilbert’s signature stomp offers impressive midrange control and surprisingly blown-out tones at its extremes.
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Korora

Korora Audio Releases the Merlo Harmonic Tremolo Pedal

June 22, 2020
A harmonic tremolo that features FM-generated LFO shapes, tap tempo, and three unique voicing modes.
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Blake Mills

Blake Mills Talks Slide Guitar

June 22, 2020
Blake is one of today’s most compelling slide players, with an expansive style that encompasses everything from Americana to microtonal music from Africa and the Middle East. Hear how he embraces the spaces between the frets in the latest episode of Chasing Frets.
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Will Ray’s Bottom Feeder: Bohemian “Old Glory” Oil-Can Guitar

June 22, 2020
After a time-consuming series of tweaks, our columnist is glad he didn’t can the can.
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Riff Rundown: Howling Giant's "Comet Rider"

June 21, 2020
Guitarist Tom Polzine uses various BPMs to walk you through the major and minor tendencies that unravel during the lead single off The Space Between Worlds.
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Chet Atkins

A Beginner’s Guide to the Chet Atkins Sound

June 20, 2020
Whether you’re a fingerpicking enthusiast or simply looking to understand the fundamentals, master these examples and you’ll start sounding like the “Country Gentleman” in no time.
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Owning Up

June 19, 2020
Have you ever wished you said something in the heat of a moment, but for whatever reason you didn’t … only to sorely regret it later?
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Fender Acoustasonic Stratocaster: The Premier Guitar Review

June 19, 2020
Convincing acoustic images, sweet single-coil tones, and slinky playability make up an impressively utilitarian hybrid instrument.
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Tommy Emmanuel

Tommy Emmanuel on Longevity as a Solo Guitarist

June 19, 2020
The charismatic fingerpicker tours relentlessly and draws large, enthusiastic crowds to his solo concerts in the U.S., his native Australia, and around the world. Listen as he shares how he built his career and why naps are so important.
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Armored Amps

Armored Amplification Releases the Sabot 6550

June 18, 2020
A single-channel setup based around 6550 tubes, ECC83 preamp tubes, and Hammond transformers.
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Joyo

Vahlbruch FX Presents the Kaluna

June 18, 2020
The company's circuit is based on a 250-Volt ECC83/12AX7 double triode tube.
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What Will Replace Classic Tonewoods?

June 18, 2020
There are no simple substitutes for beloved and threatened woods, but the guitar industry is responding resourcefully, building extraordinary instruments and new supply and communication networks, and—quite likely—creating new classics in the process.
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Mesa

Mesa/Boogie Introduces Three New Overdrive Pedals

June 17, 2020
The range goes covers transparent boost/overdrive, mid-gain, and progressing along to the realm of high gain.
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Rig Rundown: Mt. Joy's Sam Cooper

June 17, 2020
“Astrovan” took him from lawyer to soulful indie-pop headliner on the back of his rewired, ragged ’69 Jag and a bed of shimmering ’verbs and reversed delays.
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