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Earthboard Unveils Magnetically-Powered Pedalboard

August 2, 2018
The design incorporates rare earth magnets, a steel-rail system, and a long-lasting rechargeable battery.
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Dimed & Dangerous: Dr. Demento or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Tube

August 2, 2018
How a burst of flame and a transistor radio led to a life exploring amp design.
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Rig Rundown: G.E. Smith

August 1, 2018
After decades of backing up world-class artists and leading the SNL band, the famed Telemaster shares some of his tried-and-true gear secrets.
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Yellowcake Pedals Introduces the Furry & Fried

August 1, 2018
A two-in-one pedal that combines the company's Furry Burito and Fried Gold into a single box.
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Tone Tips: Ask Doctor Pete—Seeking Clarity

August 1, 2018
Tone scientist Pete Thorn touches on subjects ranging from an EQ pedal in your effects loop to being nice to your singer.
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Lunastone Pedals Launches the Three Stage Rocket MIDI

July 31, 2018
The upgraded version adds deep MIDI functionality.
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Haunted Labs Unleashes the Paranormal Fuzz V2

July 31, 2018
A high-gain silicon fuzz with a circuit designed to cut down on excess noise.
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Mistweaver Effects Introduces the Serpent Fuzz and Forestry Overdrive

July 31, 2018
The Forestry is the company's take on a Dumble-style overdrive that aims to be extremely touch sensitive.
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Brothers Osborne: What Comes Naturally

July 31, 2018
Family duo John and TJ combine a lifetime of country and classic-rock influences on Port Saint Joe, while the guitar takes center stage.
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Guild Jetstar Review

July 31, 2018
Another Guild oddity rises Phoenix-like from the ashes—fit and in fighting form.
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Ibanez TCB1006 Review

July 30, 2018
It’s not for the timid or small-handed, but Thundercat’s signature 6-string bass offers a reward in tonal currency equal to its size.
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First Look: Milkman Sound The Amp

July 30, 2018
John Bohlinger uses three guitars to dance with this 50-watt wonder that includes reverb, tremolo, and several smartly designed features.
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State of the Stomp: Context Is King

July 30, 2018
No tone is an island.
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Bass Bench: Psycho Tricks of the Low End

July 29, 2018
Sometimes we bassists can’t crank up enough to experience our fundamentals in all their glory. But wait—there is a simple solution.
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Twang 101: How to Solo over “Folsom Prison Blues”

July 28, 2018
Develop a strategy to methodically work through the changes of Johnny Cash’s classic jam.
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RPS Effects Unveils the Warp Drive and Tremulus Maximus

July 27, 2018
The Warp Drive offers up to 900 ms of delay and offers an expression pedal input.
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Fender Player Series Jaguar Review

July 27, 2018
The latest return of the petite-scale offset classic.
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Big Joe Stomp Box Company Introduces Two New Freakshow Fuzz Pedals

July 27, 2018
The new fuzz pedals come in germanium and silicon flavors.
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Mod Garage: Ultra-Flexible HH Wiring

July 27, 2018
Crave more sounds from your dual-humbucker guitar? Here’s how to make that happen.
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Henry Kaiser: The Great Explorer

July 26, 2018
His decades of globetrotting collaborations have yielded more than 300 albums—and many sonic breakthroughs—yet electric guitar innovator and world-class improviser Henry Kaiser continues his relentless pursuit … of everything.
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