November 2018

What's New

Last Call: Trust Me or Fire Me

October 16, 2018
In music, movies, and maybe even life, a little faith in skill and talent makes for a better result.
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Ananashead Announces the Blend Bass Drive

October 15, 2018
The pedal is based on the DOD250, but modified for bass and allowing more low frequencies with a clean JFET blend circuit.
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Quick Hit: Fender Rumble Studio 40

October 15, 2018
A feature-packed practice amp for low enders, with an impressive network of connections.
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Gervana Pedals Unveils the Xin Wei Chorus and Delay

October 15, 2018
The analog-voiced circuit offers up to 600 ms of delay time.
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First Look: Dunable SplatterBlaster

October 15, 2018
To see what Sacha Dunable's first pedal—a stereo fuzz and distortion co-designed with Damnation Audio—can muster, we throw a Tele Deluxe, P bass, and Greco LP copy at it.
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Signal to Noise: Mastering Reactive-Load Technology

October 15, 2018
With analog cab and mic simulation, you can capture the raw tone—and feel—of a raging tube amp at any volume in the studio or onstage.
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Tone Tips: Tweak Talk

October 14, 2018
Installing new pickups is, of course, a valid option if you’re not satisfied with a guitar’s tone, but tweaking elsewhere could get you where you want to be and save dollars.
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What the Ell? My Slide Guitar Journey

October 13, 2018
Learning how to learn is an invaluable, yet often-overlooked skill. Here’s how a country superstar took the scary leap into slide guitar.
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Alexander Pedals Colour Theory Review

October 12, 2018
Otherworldly synth-sequenced sounds congregate in a brilliantly designed, board-friendly box for the brave.
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Carr Amplifiers Introduces the Telstar Combo

October 12, 2018
The amp design blends the harmonic assertion of EL84s with the deep control of 6L6s.
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Mesa/Boogie and Two Notes Audio Engineering Launch IR Cab Packs

October 12, 2018
The cabinets represented include Mesa’s 1x12 Thiele Front Ported Compact, 1x12 Rect Closed Back, 1x12 Lone Star 23, 2x12 Lone Star, 2x12 Recto Horizontal, 4x12 Recto Traditional Slant and 4x12 Recto OS Standard Slant.
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EMG Introduces Passive Prewired Stratocaster Pickguards

October 12, 2018
The two systems come in both vintage & classic styles and are the newest passive additions to the SRO Series.
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Bass Bench: The World of Finishes

October 12, 2018
Wood requires protection—especially from moisture—and there are many ways to get the job done.
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Balthazar Audio Systems Unveils the Film Noir 50

October 11, 2018
A British-style 50-watt combo that aims to capture the psychedelic sounds of the 1960s.
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BC Audio Launches the Bel Air 40 Guitar Amp

October 11, 2018
An all-tube guitar amplifier with a unique set of front-panel controls that let the player reach inside the amp.
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James Williamson: Raw Power

October 11, 2018
The Stooges’ “forgotten boy” is now a patriarch of punk guitar whose passion for playing Les Pauls through dimed Vox AC30s remains undiminished after nearly a half-century.
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Third Man Records Presents 'Behind the Blue Series: Musical Origin Stories With Jack White' Video Series

October 11, 2018
Duane's "Postcard From Hell" and Dex Romweber's "The Wind Did Move" and the subjects of White's latest videos.
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Weezer Announces 'The Black Album' and Shares First Single

October 11, 2018
A video for the song features Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz as a rideshare driver taking the longest drive of his life.
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Marshall Origin 50C Review

October 11, 2018
A big-toned bargain that’s perfect for pedalboard tone sculptors.
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Rig Rundown: FIDLAR

October 10, 2018
These DIY punkers prove you don’t need custom axes and pyrotechnics to spark a mosh pit and a good time.
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