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Acoustic Soundboard: The Retronym March

August 27, 2018
If it looks like a guitar and sounds like a guitar, then it’s just a “guitar,” right? Kind of.
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Boss/JHS JB-2 Angry Driver Review

August 26, 2018
Two overdrive titans combine to become a hydra-headed beast of dirt tones.
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Southampton Pedals Utility Knife Review

August 25, 2018
A multi-modulator that’s simple, but doesn’t skimp on sounds.
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Twang 101: Vince Gill

August 25, 2018
Very few country stars have the chops, skill, and taste of this award-winning picker, singer, and songwriter. Here’s a look at how to cop his cosmic Tele vibe.
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Ed King: 1949-2018

August 24, 2018
The Lynyrd Skynyrd and Strawberry Alarm Clock guitarist put his licks on rock history, cowriting hits like “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Saturday Night Special,” and playing on the original recording of “Free Bird.”
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Walrus Audio Emissary Review

August 24, 2018
Parallel high-range and mid-boost channels add up to a surprisingly versatile boost.
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Tone King Unveils the Sky King Combo

August 24, 2018
Tone King Amplifier Company has unveiled the new Sky King 35w, 1x12 two channel combo amplifier.
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String Theory EFX Introduces the KE/64 Overdrive and the Tevatron Fuzz

August 24, 2018
A pair of new stomps that aims to cover British crunch and dark, spitty fuzz.
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Mod Garage: Dialing in the Passive Tone Control

August 24, 2018
Do you always leave your tone pot wide open? Here’s how to squeeze more utility from this oft-neglected knob.
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Neko Case: Free Falling

August 23, 2018
The enigmatic songstress and masterful storyteller opens up about Hell-On—her most daring album yet—her love of tenor guitars, and how collaboration opened her creative gates.
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Benson Amps Releases the Vincent 30

August 23, 2018
The company installed their 1-watt Vinny amplifier directly into the preamp, allowing power-tube compression and distortion at any volume level.
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First Look: Mesa/Boogie Fillmore 50

August 23, 2018
John Bohlinger straps on guitars new and old to test out the new 1x12 combo built with 6L6s and a lush, tube-driven reverb.
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Haunted Labs Introduces the Witch Hammer Transparent Overdrive

August 23, 2018
The newly designed overdrive features asymmetrical clipping and features extended low end.
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Ampeg Liquifier Review

August 23, 2018
The bass-amp giant's new dual-chorus circuit serves up a wide range of rich modulation with a price that harkens back to the 1980s.
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Rig Rundown: Joe Bonamassa [2018]

August 22, 2018
One of blues-rock’s biggest draws walks us through his staggering setup of Dumbles and signature tweed combos, holy grail Les Pauls and Fenders, and just a handful of off-the-rack pedals.
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Boveda Introduces New Humidity Control System

August 22, 2018
A patented two-way humidity management that aims to preserve moisture-sensitive gear over extended periods of time.
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Old Blood Noise Endeavors Flat Light Review

August 22, 2018
A flanger with a few tricks up its sleeve.
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Joseph Arthur and Peter Buck: Hecho en Mexico

August 21, 2018
A relaxing south-of-the-border hang leads to Arthur Buck—an exciting new collaboration between R.E.M.’s guitarist and the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter and painter.
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König & Meyer Unveils the Carlos A-Frame Guitar Stand

August 21, 2018
The guitar stand boasts serious security with lightweight construction and a modern look.
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Axes & Artifacts: Rick Turner Model 1 Lindsey Buckingham Prototype

August 21, 2018
John Bohlinger plugs in the one-of-a-kind signature guitar custom-built for the Fleetwood Mac icon.
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