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Acoustic Soundboard: Scale Length and String Tension

August 19, 2019
A deeper look at how your flattop's dimensions affect both its tones and its responsiveness.
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Balaguer Guitars Unveils the Espada T-BAR

August 19, 2019
A modern take on an offset baritone.
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First Look: Harmony Silhouette

August 19, 2019
The pawnshop prize of yore gets relaunched with a boutique touch—and at about the same price as an inflation-adjusted original.
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Tools for the Task: Drop-Tune Strings

August 18, 2019
Ten sets optimized to keep the tension up and the floppy down.
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Poindexter at the Crossroads: The 5 Tonalities of the Blues

August 17, 2019
There’s way more to blues harmony than just major and minor.
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Slayer Sponsorship Pulled From NASCAR Race

August 16, 2019
40 years into their storied career, Slayer is still frightening people.
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Tone Tips: Different Picks for Different Licks

August 16, 2019
Switching picks is the fastest and easiest way to switch up your tone and attack.
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Listen to Steve Miller Band's Previously Unreleased Track, "Say Wow!"

August 16, 2019
The song was recorded by Miller in 1973 and is making its release debut with Welcome to the Vault.
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Origin Effects Launches the RevivalDRIVE Compact

August 16, 2019
A pedal designed to cop both British and American amp tones with the turn of a knob.
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Wren and Cuff De La Riva BM20-Ultra Review

August 16, 2019
Muff to the Nth Power!
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When Amsterdam and Istanbul Collide: Altin Gün’s Ben Rider and Jasper Verhulst

August 15, 2019
The guitarist and bassist discuss infusing Turkish folk with trance and ’70s psych on the Dutch band’s new LP, Gece.
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Mooer Audio Announces the Tone Capture Pedal and CT01 Tuner

August 15, 2019
The pedal samples the sound of your pickup and creates a detailed digital guitar model using Mooer’s proprietary “dynamic layer” IR technology.
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Mesa/Boogie Subway WD-800 Review

August 15, 2019
A Mesa bass powerhouse that brings bells and whistles galore, but remains true to the fat tube-based tone of the WalkAbout preamp that helped inspire it.
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Rig Rundown: Greg Koch

August 14, 2019
The king of gristle shares the signature gear he uses to unleash waves of unabashed sonic mayhem.
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Electro-Harmonix Releases the Mod 11

August 14, 2019
The pedal includes tap tempo controllable via the built-in footswitch or an external one, momentary mode, and 11 different modulations.
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Sennheiser Unveils the XSW-D Pedalboard Set

August 14, 2019
An entry-level wireless system for guitar and bass players that comes packed with transmitter, receiver, cable, and accessories.
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Jackson Audio Broken Arrow Review

August 14, 2019
The most versatile boost/overdrive combo ever? Probably.
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Question and Obsession: First Songs

August 13, 2019
Illiterate Light’s Jeff Gorman joins us in remembering the first tunes we learned to play on guitar.
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Cort Unveils the GB74 Gig Bass

August 13, 2019
The new model incorporates the sounds of the humbucker, J-style single-coil and P-style split-coil.
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Henry Amplification SRT+ Review

August 13, 2019
A modern take on an obscure Vox gem.
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