April 2020

Gear

Cole Paradrive - homepage

This Overdrive Has an Identity Crisis—In a Good Way

March 27, 2020
A top-notch driver built around a powerful parametric EQ. The PG Cole Music Co. Paradrive review.
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Dean Guitars

Dean Introduces the NashVegas Select Series

March 27, 2020
A new collection of singlecut guitars loaded with Seymour Duncan pickups that start at $749.
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Cascade

Cascade Pedals Unveils the Hosstortion

March 26, 2020
An updated version of a short-lived classic.
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Godin

Godin Guitars Launches the Stadium HT

March 26, 2020
A modern, singlecut model with a custom ashtray bridge that's available in three different finishes.
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Neil Zaza homepage

Rig Rundown: Neil Zaza

March 25, 2020
Now that he’s ditched heavy amps for a digital rig, the melodic shredder shares his secrets for utilizing modern modeling tech.
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Cozart “Custom Shack” T-Style homepage

Will Ray’s Bottom Feeder: Cozart “Custom Shack” T-Style

March 25, 2020
Our columnist’s winning ticket: a modded China-built 6-string for $160 including shipping.
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Kemper

Kemper Releases the Kabinet and Kone Replacement Speaker

March 24, 2020
A lightweight speaker cabinet with a custom-designed full-range speaker.
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Suhr Hombre - homepage

Suhr Hombre: The Premier Guitar Review

March 24, 2020
Brownface Deluxe tones and beautiful bubbling tremolo distinguish this light but loud gigging and studio machine.
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May 2020 Esoterica Electrica Firebird X homepage

Jol Dantzig’s Esoterica Electrica: Upgrades are Always a Matter of Perception

March 23, 2020
Get to know and appreciate what your guitar has to offer before the hack job.
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JHS PG-14

First Look: JHS PG-14 Paul Gilbert Signature Distortion

March 23, 2020
Unleash Paul Gilbert's distortion tones—from smooth to super-saturated—with this signature stomp.
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The Hack homepage

Reader Guitar of the Month: Triple-Neck “Hack”

March 20, 2020
A music store employee scored a vintage handbuilt oddball with an electric guitar, electric banjo, and an electric mandolin all-in-one for $100.
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Woodpecker Instruments

Woodpecker Instruments Introduces the 31" Travel Koa

March 20, 2020
The new travel-friendly model is available in both acoustic and electro-acoustic versions.
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1983 Fender Concert homepage

A High Five for an Underappreciated Fender

March 20, 2020
Handwired by amp guru Paul Rivera, this ’80s Concert rules for everything from blues to rock, and Americana.
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Wampler-Terraform-homepage

Wampler Terraform: The Premier Guitar Review

March 19, 2020
Myriad tones, from classic to tweaky, lurk in this one-stop modulation shop.
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Rig Rundown: Brandon “Taz” Niederauer

March 18, 2020
One of guitar’s most promising young firebrands breaks down his signature D’Angelico, explains why he prefers Boogies, and then demos some vintage stompboxes.
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Charvel

Charvel Adds New USA Select DK24 2PT Models

March 18, 2020
The new models are built by the Charvel team at the Custom Shop in Corona, California.
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Ernie Ball

Ernie Ball Announces Flat Ribbon Patch Cables

March 18, 2020
The newly designed cables are available in 3", 6", 12", and 24" lengths.
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1964 Fender Strat homepage

A Custom-Finished Fender Worth Five Figure$

March 18, 2020
Ash, rosewood, and factory-original black paint bedeck this beautiful 1964 Strat.
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j rockett-APE-homepage

J. Rockett APE: The Premier Guitar Review

March 17, 2020
Liven up your lame digital delay with the ultimate EP-3-style booster.
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Bogner

Synergy Amps Releases Bogner Ecstasy and Bogner Überschall Tube Preamp Modules

March 17, 2020
Each module features two channels that house all-analog circuits.
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