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Mojotone

Mojotone Unveils the Quiet Coil NC-1 Acoustic Soundhole Pickup

December 21, 2020
The pickup features a noise-cancelling preamp and over 500 hours of battery life.
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Acoustic Sounboard Folk Revival Martin D-28-homepage

Has the Pandemic Sparked the 21st Century Folk Revival?

December 21, 2020
With off-the-charts numbers of folks playing guitar, and buying them as soon as they hit the shelves, these days have hints of yesteryear.
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Vick Audio Lucky 13 Review - homepage

Must Love Volume Knobs

December 20, 2020
Power to the pinky—the variety of sounds in this homage to the 1960s Colorsound Fuzz is damn near astounding. The PG Vick Audio Lucky 13 review.
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Vintage Vault-Micro Frets Stage II homepage

Micro-Frets Stage II—Rare American Vintage

December 20, 2020
This semi-hollow from 1971 features a distinctive build and clean, spanking P-90 tones.
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JAM Pedals

JAM Pedals Introduces the Harmonious Monk

December 18, 2020
A harmonic tremolo collaboration with That Pedal Show that features footswitchable speeds and amplitude mode.
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Gretsch G6636TSL Players Edition Silver Falcon-homepage

Gretsch G6636TSL Silver Falcon: The Premier Guitar Review

December 18, 2020
How does the Players Edition upgrade stack up on the brand’s sleek 6-string “Cadillac”?
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The Year in Gear 2020

December 17, 2020
It may be the understatement of the century, but this year was weird. Even so, the killer gear kept coming. Here are the goods that stood out as extra-great amongst our annual haul of Premier Guitar reviews.
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Tascam

TASCAM Debuts the US-HR Series High Resolution USB Audio Interfaces

December 17, 2020
Consisting of three models—the US-1x2HR, the US-2x2HR, and the US-4x4HR—these three new audio interfaces incorporate 24-bit/192kHz audio performance, ultra-low latency, and Ultra-HDDA mic preamplifiers with +48V phantom power.
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Crazy Tube Circuits

Crazy Tube Circuits Announces the Constellation Fuzz and Memphis

December 17, 2020
The updated fuzz features NOS germanium CV7003 transistors while the Memphis is a pitch-shifting vibrato inspired by vintage Magnatone amps.
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Thelma and the Sleaze RR homepage

Rig Rundown: Thelma and the Sleaze

December 16, 2020
Punk-rock riffin’, patriarchy-smashin’, struttin’ shredder LG introduces us to her custom axes—a "Fancy" SG & skateboard Tele—and fave signal agitators.
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Lundgren

Lundgren Guitar Pickups Introduces Grey Monterey Single-Coil

December 16, 2020
A vintage-flavored pickup powered by alnico 5 magnets.
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McGregor Pedals

McGregor Pedals Releases the Crunch Plus Overdrive

December 15, 2020
This new dirt box builds upon the previous iteration by adding a third gain stage and a second clipping stage.
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TX Pedals

Tone Electronix Releases the Animalizzer

December 15, 2020
A handmade overdrive/fuzz with two clipping stages along with silicon and germanium options.
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Truss Rod DIY

DIY: How to Adjust a Truss Rod

December 15, 2020
Is neck bowing making your favorite instrument harder to play with each passing season? This comprehensive video shows how to easily get it just right on all your acoustic, electric, and bass guitars.
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Wampler Mini-Plexi Drive

First Look: Wampler Mini-Plexi Drive

December 14, 2020
Wield the punch of a plexi in a big drive made mini.
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Wizard of Odd Eko homepage

A ’60s Solidbody That Would Make Sergio Leone Smile

December 14, 2020
This fistful of Eko hails from the land of spaghetti westerns.
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Ground Control

Ground Control Audio Unveils the Noodles Tone Shaper

December 11, 2020
An interesting take on a 3-band active EQ/boost that features 64 different combinations.
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Haunted Labs

Haunted Labs Introduces the Hell Horse Fuzz Delay

December 11, 2020
A new fuzz-delay hybrid designed in conjunction with Dirty Haggard Audio.
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Mile End Effects MFR FPTR

First Look: Mile End Effects MTHRFCKR=RPTR

December 11, 2020
Dirty drive, wobbly LFO, and inspiration from tired cassette players options add up to a delay full of potential and personality.
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10 DIY Patch Cable Kits homepage

10 DIY Patch Kits to Streamline Your Board

December 11, 2020
Scientific fact: The shortest distance between two guitar effects is a custom-length patch cable.
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