January

Gear

Korg

Korg Announces Acquisition of Aguilar Amplification

January 8, 2021
“This is an excellent way to kick off 2021 and we are excited to add the well-respected brand of Aguilar to our portfolio,” said Joe Castronovo, President of Korg USA.
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Gibson

Gibson and Gene Simmons Collaborate on G2 Series of Instruments

January 8, 2021
G2 will introduce new collections of right and left-handed electric guitars and basses across Gibson’s Gibson, Epiphone and Kramer brands, and develop new entertainment content that will be streamed to millions of fans worldwide on multiple online and social platforms.
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FU Tone

FU-Tone Introduces FU Pro Line of Guitars

January 7, 2021
The guitars come fully loaded with a custom FU-Tone FU2 Tremolo block, titanium saddle inserts, and n EVH D-Tuna.
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Vintage National Guitar Photo homepage

Reader Guitar of the Month: A National Treasure

January 7, 2021
A reader strikes gold when his mom finds a rare 1955 Town and Country for $40 at a garage sale.
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Be Well Rig Rundown homepage

Rig Rundown: Be Well’s Mike Schleibaum

January 6, 2021
Darkest Hour's cofounding guitarist details his brand-new signature ESP V and offers up sound secrets gleaned from producer/singer Brian McTernan.
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Gibson

Gibson Announces Acquisition of Mesa/Boogie

January 6, 2021
Mesa founder Randy Smith will join Gibson as Master Designer and Pioneer of Mesa/Boogie and beyond.
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Wendy Eisenberg Jazzmaster live homepage

Wendy Eisenberg’s Genre Hopping

January 6, 2021
The experimental guitarist explores multiple approaches to genre and technique through inventive playing and clever songcraft on the new album Auto.
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Trace Elliot

Trace Elliot Introduces ELF Combos

January 5, 2021
These ultra-compact combos are available in two different sizes and feature a 3-band EQ, XLR output, and much more.
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Gretsch

Gretsch Honors Artist Michael Guy Chislett with the G6136T-MGC Signature Falcon with Bigsby

January 5, 2021
The guitar features a fully hollow body, solid Sitka spruce top with bound F-holes, vintage 1959-style trestle bracing, and laminated maple back and sides.
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Brother Hawk Hooked

Hooked: Brother Hawk on Neil Young's "Cortez the Killer"

January 5, 2021
Raised on a healthy dose of "uncle" Neil by his kin, guitarist J.B. Brisendine singles out the slinkier, commanding version featured on 1991's live Weld.
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Serek the Grand 4-string bass review homepage

Blast from the Badass Past

January 4, 2021
With funky-cool looks, a comfy short scale, and built-in fuzz, this 4-string is a whole lotta cool. The PG Serek Grand bass review.
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Wizard of Odd Teisco homepage

Could “Eruption” Have Been Conceived on a Teisco?

January 4, 2021
This ’60s solidbody is exceptionally cool, but knowing it’s the same model Sir Edward started out on makes it much cooler.
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Top 10 Rig Rundowns

Top 10 Rig Rundowns of 2020

January 1, 2021
COVID-19 shut down tours, but it didn't stop our gear envy. The most-watched episodes include YouTuber Rick Beato, Nashville session ace Tom Bukovac, Intervals' Aaron Marshall, Deep Sea Diver's Jessica Dobson, and others.
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octave pedals homepage

10 Octave Pedals to Audition

January 1, 2021
An octave stomp can open creative doors in myriad ways—from adding muscle to your sound to unleashing octave-fuzz assaults, simulating a 12-string, and more.
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Here Lies Man Rig Rundown homepage

Rig Rundown: Here Lies Man

December 30, 2020
Les Pauls, high-headroom British brawlers, and pulverizing pedals push Marcos Garcia into the Masters of Reality Iommi-sphere.
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Electro-Harmonix

Electro-Harmonix Unveils the Nano Metal Muff

December 30, 2020
A compact version of the company's high-gain Muff that features extensive EQ controls and a built-in noise gate.
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Top 10 First Looks 2020

Top 10 First Looks of 2020

December 30, 2020
A shit year didn't mean shit gear—here's our most-popular gear demos featuring fresh pieces from Epiphone, Fender, Suhr, EHX, MXR, and others.
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Tsakalis AudioWorks Molecular Boost review homepage

When Is a Boost More Than a Boost?

December 30, 2020
The answer is only a DIP switch—or two—away. The PG Tsakalis AudioWorks Molecular Boost review.
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Pedal Transparency homepage

What Does It Even Mean When We Say a Pedal Is "Transparent"?

December 29, 2020
The term gets thrown around so much it's almost meaningless. Let's see if we can wrap our heads around it a little better!
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Maxon 808 Overdrive review homepage

Maxon’s Elegant Spin on the TS808

December 28, 2020
The father of the Tube Screamer dishes a refined take on the pedal that propelled an overdrive revolution with the Apex 808.
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