April 2019

What's New

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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Trash or Treasure: G&L HG-2

March 5, 2019
Swap my motorcycle for your guitar? Sure!
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Album Spotlight: The Writhing Squares’ 'Out of the Ether'

March 4, 2019
A sugar-rush basement brew of choogle, slo-mo kraut, and garage cosmic jazz.
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Schuyler Dean Releases Jazzmaster Chromium Pickups

March 4, 2019
These new pickups are based on Seth Lover’s Wide Range humbuckers from the '70s and use high-output coils paired with adjustable magnetized poles.
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Ed Sheeran and Lowden Guitars Launch New Guitar Brand

March 4, 2019
At launch, the acoustic guitar range features eight individual models across two small body sizes.
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First Look: Gibson G-45 Standard

March 4, 2019
John Bohlinger has a trial run with the storied guitar maker's new American-made flattop reminiscent of the iconic J-45, but with a solid Sitka spruce top, walnut back and sides, and a welcoming price tag.
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Quick Hit: Friedman Golden Pearl Review

March 3, 2019
The amp guru for heavyweights like Steve Stevens and Jerry Cantrell debuts a low-gain dirt box.
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Montunos Made Easy!

March 2, 2019
The grooves found in Latin music are full of intriguing rhythmic options. Here’s how to cop that vibe to make the music dance!
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Fender American Performer Telecaster Hum Review

March 1, 2019
Fender tweaks the traditional Tele template to accommodate contemporary tastes.
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Joyo Audio Launches the Band Controller

March 1, 2019
An affordable 10-band EQ with an independent volume control.
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West Co Pedals Releases the Curt Bisquera Grease Juicer

March 1, 2019
The famed drummer worked with the company to create a signature fuzz/envelope pedal.
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Dimed & Dangerous: Listen Up—With Your Ears and Your Gut

March 1, 2019
Practice the art of assessing sound—and character.
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Charlie Sexton’s Bigger Picture

February 28, 2019
Bob Dylan’s guitarist discusses cutting his blues chops with the Vaughan brothers, his latest guitar finds, producing records, and his recent film role as Townes Van Zandt.
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Mastodon Announces 'Stairway to Nick John' for Record Store Day

February 28, 2019
The quartet cut a cover of “Stairway To Heaven” by Led Zeppelin in tribute to their late manager, Nick John.
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Cort Introduces Bevel Cut Collection of Acoustic Guitars

February 28, 2019
Cort proudly introduces the Bevel Cut Collection, a new series of acoustic guitars designed with an ergonomic beveled cutaway.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Greenie

February 28, 2019
A Strat player in Finland gets hooked on scallops.
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