April 2020

Gear

Fender

Fender American Ultra Jazz Bass: The Premier Guitar Review

January 30, 2020
An iconic bass undergoes a few tweaks to its formula, but make no mistake—this 4-string is all Jazz and then some.
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Rig Rundown: Albert Lee

January 29, 2020
A bona fide twang-guitar legend shares stories of his time with Clapton and gives an inside look at how he approaches his signature sound.
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Peter Green's 1964 Marshall JTM45

January 29, 2020
Which also happened to be used by David Gilmour, Bob Marley, the Police, the Who, the Rolling Stones, and more!
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Seymour Duncan and Brad Paisley Collaborate on La Brea Pickups

January 28, 2020
One of country's top pickers gets his own vintage-spec'd single-coils with alnico II and IV magnets.
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Magnetic Effects Introduces the Dual Drive

January 28, 2020
The limited-edition stomp combines a TS-style overdrive with a Rat's filth into one enclosure.
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Fender Announces Change in Ownership

January 28, 2020
The historic company's majority owner is Servco Pacific Incorporated.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Ceres

January 27, 2020
This T-style was carved out of leftover mahogany used to replace a historical statue atop the Vermont State House.
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First Look: Victory Amps VC35 The Copper

January 27, 2020
Ride with an AC-style overachiever that dishes punch and sophistication from a light, compact head.
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Identifying a Rare 4-Pickup Baritone

January 26, 2020
The Demian VN-4 shares DNA with Teisco, Guyatone, and Kawai relatives.
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Electro-Harmonix Mod 11 Modulator & 5MM Power Amp Demos | NAMM 2020

January 24, 2020
Check out the company's immeasurably deep modulation machine and a handy pedal-sized power amp.
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Sterling by MusicMan Jason Richardson 7 String Cutlass Demo | NAMM 2020

January 24, 2020
The shredder plays and talks about his new axe—the budget-priced sequel to his Music Man Cutlass HH 7-string—which has custom pickups, a 12 dB volume boost, and coil-splitting.
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ENKI

ENKI AMG Professional Guitar and Bass Cases | NAMM 2020

January 24, 2020
Cushy, model-specific interiors meet lightweight-but-tough-as-nails materials in these intriguing new options for road warriors.
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oopegg guitars

Oopegg Guitars Trailbreaker Mk I Demo | NAMM 2020

January 24, 2020
A new Japanese guitar maker debuts its all-handbuilt 6-strings, boasting flexible pickup options, out-of-phase switching, coil-splitting, classic tones, and retro-space-age looks.
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Orange Bass Butler & Little Bass Thing Demos | NAMM 2020

January 24, 2020
Want the flexibility of a dual-amp bass rig without the doctor bills? Here's an oversized stomp that gives you a wealth of different routing options.
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Darkglass Electronics Harmonic Booster: The Premier Guitar Review

January 24, 2020
The Finnish company revives its first pedal and packs it with even more tone-shaping functionality.
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Huss & Dalton Statesboro SC Classic Custom Demo | NAMM 2020

January 23, 2020
Yes, they still make luxurious acoustics, but now they’ve also got a lovely Lindy Fralin-equipped single-cut.
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foxgear

Foxgear Anubi Ambient and Modulation Demos | NAMM 2020

January 23, 2020
The Italian effect crew packs this pair of pedals with warbling, atmospheric algorithms.
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red panda

Red Panda Context 2 Demo | NAMM 2020

January 23, 2020
The atmospheric reverb-plus-delay for the experimental set evolves with a bevy of powerful new features.
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modulus

Modulus Basses Modern J5 RevOLite Demo | NAMM 2020

January 23, 2020
Legendary lightness and rigidity converge with absolutely thumping lows in a dynamic new fiver.
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crazy tube circuits

Crazy Tube Circuits Killer V, Space Charged V2 & Splash Update Demos | NAMM 2020

January 23, 2020
Listen to a hip take on a Magnatone-style circuit, plus the company's most popular pedals get updated with new features and tones.
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