April 2020

Gear

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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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: 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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DIY-Fender-Strings

DIY: How to String a Fender-Style Electric Guitar

March 17, 2020
A fast, easy video demo of how to replace strings on any standard electric with all six tuners on the same side of the headstock.
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This Bass Might Be Responsible for the Pointy Headstocks of the '80s

March 16, 2020
Guitar hunter extraordinaire Frank Meyers recalls how he found this late-’60s Marlin PB-26—an ahead-of-its-time design so gonzo it left him speechless.
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Stone Deaf

Stone Deaf Introduces the Noise Reaper

March 16, 2020
A dead-simple noise gate that offers three different modes.
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Zeppelin

Zeppelin Design Labs Announces the VPM-1 Volume Pedal Mod for Ernie Ball VPJR

March 16, 2020
A DIY mod that buffers the audio signal and offers up to 14 dB of gain.
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Godin

Godin Guitars Launches the Radium

March 16, 2020
A new line of short-scale singlecut models that come in at under $800.
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Supro Conquistador

First Look: Supro Conquistador

March 16, 2020
Tones and vibes abound in a super-handsome, semi-hollow Supro that scales a classic body shape up to 335-like dimensions.
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Luna

Luna Guitars Unveils the Henna Dragon

March 13, 2020
An acoustic-electric model that features a slightly smaller body shape and artwork by Henna artist Alex Morgan.
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