December 2020

Gear

Avid

Avid Introduces the Carbon Audio Interface

November 17, 2020
A brand-new interface that features a hybrid production system.
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Brad Paisley

Fender Announces the Brad Paisley Signature Esquire

November 17, 2020
A new iteration on the classic Esquire formula that adds in a "secret" pickup.
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Keeley

Keeley Electronics Releases the Hydra Stereo Reverb & Tremolo

November 17, 2020
A full-featured stereo tremolo and reverb pedal that includes infinite hold, tap tempo, and more.
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Mesa Boogie

Mesa/Boogie Unveils the Badlander

November 16, 2020
Both the Badlander 100 and 50 are all-tube amplifiers featuring EL34 power tubes, 12AX7 preamp tubes and a bias switch provides the option of using either EL34s or 6L6s.
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The Saga of the Linda Ronstadt Deluxe

November 15, 2020
How a not-so-special silver-panel amp was transformed into solid gold.
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Morgan

Morgan Amps Unveils the MVP 66

November 13, 2020
The new combo features Morgan's "Power Leve" circuitry that controls how much voltage is sent to the power tubes.
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Fender

Fender Releases New Line of Acoustic Amps

November 13, 2020
The Acoustic Junior, Acoustic Junior Go, and Acoustic SFX II features generous output power, studio-grade effects, lightweight plywood cabinets, a 60-second looper and more.
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DAngelico

D'Angelico Guitars Introduces the Deluxe 175 LE

November 13, 2020
This limited-edition series features a pair of TV Jones DA-Tron humbuckers and a slim neck profile.
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JHS Supreme: The Premier Guitar Review

November 13, 2020
Classic fuzz-pedal chaos meets modern tone shaping.
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Revv

Revv Releases the Generator MkIII Series

November 12, 2020
The new amps include Two Notes technology, four independent channels, noise gates, and digital reverbs.
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Empress

Empress Effects Releases the Compressor MkII and the Bass Compressor

November 12, 2020
A pair of updated squeeze boxes that uses features and controls borrowed from high-end studio models.
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Dunlop CBJ95 Wah First Look

First Look: Dunlop CBJ95 Cry Baby Junior Wah

November 12, 2020
A wailing wah classic with three killer voices and a footprint built for modern pedalboards.
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Vahlbruch FX

Vahlbruch FX Unveils the Pipeline V2

November 12, 2020
A handmade unit that aims to cop classic spring-reverb tones.
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Rig Rundown: Spirit Adrift

November 11, 2020
Nate Garrett's mystical brand of metal mixes morose modulation with nods to EVH and James Hetfield.
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Mind Your Ps and Js

November 10, 2020
This well-constructed 4-string takes cues from yesteryear’s sounds, looks, and price tags. The PG Aria Pro II Detroit review.
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Aluminati Guitar Co.

Aluminati Guitar Co. Unveils New Andromeda Aluminum Bass Necks

November 9, 2020
A 34" scale neck made out of aerospace-grade aluminum.
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Nordstrand

Nordstrand Pickups Releases the Power Blade 5 Bass Pickup

November 9, 2020
A drop-in replacement for P basses that features a thick steel blade and hum-canceling setup.
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PRS Hollowbody II SE Piezo Demo

First Look: PRS SE Hollowbody II Piezo

November 9, 2020
Sweet with the resonance and abundant overtones of true hollowbody construction, this light and powerful PRS enables unique blends of electric and acoustic tones.
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Logo Advice from a Living Legend

November 8, 2020
For starters, says Hamer Guitars cofounder Jol Dantzig, avoid stock typeface at all costs.
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