February 2019

Gear

First Look: Orange TremLord 30

February 21, 2019
John Bohlinger straps on a T-style, vintage Strat, and new Les Paul to test out the EL84 combo that warbles with two separate tube-driven tremolos and rich, lush verb.
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Rig Rundown: The Struts

February 20, 2019
One of the U.K.’s most buzzed-about rock bands shares the stories behind gear with two settings—loud and louder.
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Overloud Releases the TH-U Plugin

February 19, 2019
The evolution of their multi-awarded TH3 guitar amp simulation plugin.
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JBE Pickups Introduces the Mason-Styled Nashville Tele Set

February 19, 2019
A new pickup set inspired by the telecaster configuration made popular by Brent Mason.
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Takamine EF360SC TT Review

February 19, 2019
A torrefied top makes this classy and super-playable Takamine a sweet-sounding alternative to vintage.
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Quick Hit: Ashdown Tone Pocket

February 17, 2019
Paired with headphones and a bass, this little black box can create a freeing experience.
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RockBoard Announces the Power Block

February 15, 2019
A compact power supply that can power up to 10 effect pedals.
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Phil Jones Releases the Micro 7

February 15, 2019
A single-channel, 50-watt bass combo with a 7” driver and 3” tweeter.
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Pedal Alley 2019: Reader Boards

February 14, 2019
Whether it’s collections of old-school straightforward stomps or elaborate circuits for spacey experimentation, each year we’re blown away by the different pedalboard setups our readers come up with. Here’s a dozen for the tonal takeaway.
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First Look: Abasi Pathos

February 14, 2019
PG's Perry Bean grabs an EMG-loaded ESP to explore the spectrum of nastiness in the Animals As Leaders frontman's namesake dirt box.
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Godin Launches the Multiac Steel

February 14, 2019
The guitar is equipped with a custom-voiced electronics system which blends an L.R. Baggs Element undersaddle transducer with a Lyric internal microphone.
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Komet K.O.D.A. Review

February 14, 2019
A Swiss Army amp-in-a-box.
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Rig Rundown: Tom Morello

February 13, 2019
Rock’s biggest “DJ” proves that, though his gear hasn't changed since the early ’90s, he still can rip out fresh ideas with ease and flair.
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G&L Guitars Expands the Fullerton Deluxe Series With Two New Basses

February 13, 2019
The G&L JB and LB-100 are the first models to join the Fullerton Deluxe bass range.
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Quick Hit: Way Huge Purple Platypus Review

February 13, 2019
New octave shades from a more evolved Platypus.
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Wizard of Odd: ’60s Excelsior Jamaica III

February 12, 2019
What do polka, beer, accordions, and hot mini-humbuckers have in common?
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Fender Announces the Chris Stapleton Signature '62 Princeton

February 12, 2019
The amp features the 6G2 circuit, Fender Vintage “Blue” tone caps, Schumacher transformers, and an upgraded Eminence 12” Special Design “CS” speaker.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Farker Ply

February 12, 2019
A reader in Malaysia uses his extra time to make a kit git with a twist.
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Damnation Audio Ugly Twin Review

February 11, 2019
Three cascaded distortion effects in a single box.
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Signal to Noise: Are Handwired Amps Superior to PCB-Based Designs?

February 8, 2019
Amps with printed circuit boards often get a bad rap, yet that’s not always justified.
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