April 2019

What's New

First Look: Keeley Synth-1

March 11, 2019
The hippie-zen cowboy saddles up his custom PRS to tussle with one of the mod scientist's weirdest pedals to date.
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Last Call: Musician, Heal Thyself

March 11, 2019
Now there’s scientific evidence that music is a medicine for melancholy.
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Riff Rundown: Russian Circles' "Harper Lewis"

March 10, 2019
The instrumental guitar wizard demonstrates how he uses a simple fretting-hand pattern and tapping technique to create a difficult-sounding passage from Station.
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Metheny Madness

March 9, 2019
Discover how one of the most influential jazz guitarists of all time combines speedy pattern-based licks, horn-style bebop lines, and trademark rhythmic ideas to create a unique sound.
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Earthboard Introduces the LifeLine

March 8, 2019
This accessory allows you to run multiple Earthboards off a single power supply.
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Quick Hit: MXR Vintage Bass Octave Review

March 8, 2019
Exploring the deep with a pedal that won’t file an eminent domain claim on your board.
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Bass Bench: Inside the World of Bass Pedals

March 8, 2019
For the modern low-ender, it’s not enough to be a groove master. Today, you need to stay on top of ever-evolving tone-shaping technology.
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Dream Theater: This Is Us

March 7, 2019
John Petrucci and John Myung embrace raw tones and spontaneous ideas on the band’s latest album, Distance Over Time.
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Kemper Unveils the Profiler OS 5.7

March 7, 2019
This new version introduces five new big machine-type reverb algorithms.
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Fredric Effects Announces the Verzerrer, Utility Perkolator MkII, and Dresden Synth Fuzz MkII

March 7, 2019
These three unusual effects are newly designed in wedge enclosures with top-mounted jacks.
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The Stray Cats Announces New Album and Tour

March 7, 2019
The new album was recorded at Blackbird Studios in Nashville in late 2018 following their first North American shows in 10 years.
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First Look: Strymon Volante

March 7, 2019
We ecstatically wander the maze of delay, 'verb, and looping possibilities in the digital mastermind's latest stomp.
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Wizard of Odd: Le Mystère des Guitares Bulgares

March 7, 2019
Check out these Cold War-era, comrade-approved electrics from the land of tart yogurt and centuries-old women’s choirs.
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Rig Rundown: Jerry Douglas

March 6, 2019
A deep studio dive with one of the most recorded resonator players ever.
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Epiphone Presents the Limited-Edition Jared James Nichols "Old Glory" Les Paul Custom Outfit

March 6, 2019
The guitar combines a classic 1950s-style Les Paul Custom body with a single Seymour Duncan P-90.
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Solar Guitars Announces the E1.7FBB and V1.7FBB

March 6, 2019
Both guitars feature a 25,5" scale, stainless steel frets, locking tuners, 3-piece maple neck with Luminlay side dots, and Duncan Solar pickups.
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IK Multimedia iRig Stomp I/O Review

March 6, 2019
This audio interface/MIDI controller is perfect for iOS devices—and lots of other things.
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Geddy Lee’s Magnificent Obsession

March 5, 2019
The Rush frontman talks about his bass-collecting odyssey—the perils of instrument hunting, the book it inspired, his favorite axes and their sounds, and the people who made and played them.
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G&L Introduces the Fullerton Standard Bass Line

March 5, 2019
A pair of new affordable basses crafted in Leo Fender's Fullerton shop.
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Warwick Introduces the RockBass Idolmaker Bass

March 5, 2019
The new basses feature a mahogany body, two MEC vintage soapbar single-coil pickups, and active RockBass 2-band electronics.
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