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Destroyer of Import Semi-Hollowbody Stereotypes?

January 3, 2020
This exquisitely upscale and original 6-string smashes preconceptions with its super-flexible tones. The PG Eastman Romeo review.
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Guild Announces New X-175 Manhattan

January 3, 2020
Updates include a pair of DeArmond Dynasonics pickups.
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Milkman Sound Announces the Amp 100

January 2, 2020
The wattage has been doubled and an integrated FET boost circuit and dual control reverb has been added.
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Is a Nice Volume Pedal Worth $140?

January 2, 2020
Especially when competing designs with shrunken footprints have upped the ante? The PG Xotic 250k Volume Pedal review.
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Rig Rundown: Intervals

January 1, 2020
Prog-metal architect Aaron Marshall shows off a pair of dazzling Mayones prototypes before he explains using a small digital footprint for tons of tones.
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Why Do So Many Posers Play “Offset” Guitars?

December 31, 2019
True or False: To distract from the fact that they couldn’t play their way out of a paper bag.
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Top 10 Rig Rundowns of 2019

December 30, 2019
Based on your watch time and clicks, here are the most-watched videos this trip 'round the sun.
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Hartke Introduces New LX Series Bass Amplifiers

December 30, 2019
These class D amplifiers weigh under nine pounds, produce 800 watts and 500 watts of real continuous power and are paired with a tube-driven preamp.
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First Look: Foxgear Rainbow Reverb

December 30, 2019
Five digital reverb engines and deep tone-tailoring features make this super-affordable time machine a supreme steal.
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Blackstar Silverline Standard: The Premier Guitar Review

December 27, 2019
This fun, budget-friendly modeling amp aims for the sky with solid attempts at mimicking the response of EL84, 6V6, EL34, 6L6, KT66, and KT88 power sections.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Peavey Predator

December 26, 2019
In pursuit of maximalist tone, a guitarist bestows his favorite S-shaped guitar body with three versatile pickups, ’50s wiring, and two toggles to help him do it all.
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Rig Rundown: Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Joel Hoekstra and Chris Caffery

December 25, 2019
Huge arena-rock guitar tones meet heavy-metal Christmas jams on one of the year’s most successful tours. Go behind the scenes to see how the guitar tandem kick out the holiday jams.
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Ernie Ball Music Man Mariposa: The Premier Guitar Review

December 25, 2019
The signature solidbody for Omar Rodríguez-López (At the Drive-In, the Mars Volta) screams and plays as smooth as cream.
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Wake Up Tired Amps with New Speakers

December 24, 2019
An easy way to get better response, higher headroom, and more punch from your vintage Fender.
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First Look: PRS SE Hollowbody Standard

December 23, 2019
Muscular output and magnificent overtones meet in the first affordable, SE version of Annapolis’s hallowed hollow.
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When Gibson Put the ES-350 on a Diet

December 22, 2019
Eyeball a shining star from Kalamazoo’s original thinline series.
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Meris Hedra Review

December 20, 2019
A trippy, triple-headed pitch shifter.
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Mastro Valvola Unveils the LEM

December 20, 2019
A brand-new multi-head delay with eight modes, pitch shifting, separate dry and wet controls, and more.
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Can You Name This Magical Mystery Bass?

December 20, 2019
This incredibly ornate bass is packed with enough electronics to make ’70s-era IBM blush, but it’s origin has our columnist stumped. Thoughts?
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Crazy Tube Circuits Unveils the Killer V

December 19, 2019
An overdrive/vibrato combo aimed to cop the tones of American amps of the '50s and '60s.
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