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Dave Hunter

Dave Hunter

Dave Hunter is a writer and musician who has worked in both the U.S.A. and the U.K. He is the author of The Guitar Amp Handbook, The British Amp Invasion, Guitar Effects Pedals, The Fender Telecaster, The Gibson Les Paul, and a dozen other books, in addition to being a regular contributor to several prominent guitar magazines. Dave also fronts the band A Different Engine, and lives in Portsmouth, NH, with his wife and their two children.

ARTICLES

Gibson SG Modern Review

August 5, 2019
This updated solidbody is a ferocious and versatile hybrid of Les Paul, SG, and modern Gibsons.
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Dial It In: Swapping Tubes

July 23, 2019
Fine-tune your tube amp’s gain structure and headroom by experimenting with preamp and phase-inverter tubes.
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Fender ’62 Princeton Chris Stapleton Edition Review

July 12, 2019
A bigger speaker and a leap back to handwired brownface circuitry make Chris Stapleton’s signature Princeton a sparkling, sophisticated, and bellowing bruiser.
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PRS SE Paul’s Guitar Review

July 5, 2019
Paul Reed Smith’s own vision for the ultimate guitar comes in at an incredibly affordable price.
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Kay Barney Kessel Artist K6700V Review

June 25, 2019
Kessel’s signature Kay returns as a fun, fast-playing rock and jazz machine.
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Daredevil Bootleg Dirty Delay Review

May 15, 2019
Filthy delays—when regular analog dirt just won’t do.
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Gretsch Streamliner G2420T Review

April 10, 2019
A tip-top rockabilly bomber at a bargain price.
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Dick Dale: 1937–2019

March 18, 2019
In his 60-year career, the legendary king of surf guitar and “father of heavy metal” purveyed a unique approach that influenced generations of players.
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Jim Dunlop Sr.: 1936–2019

February 7, 2019
PG remembers the guitar-accessory innovator and savior of classic electronic devices such as the Cry Baby wah.
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Tone King Sky King Review

December 4, 2018
A shape-shifting evolution of Mark Bartel’s original design dishes scads of tone and performance possibilities.
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Mesa/Boogie Fillmore 50 Review

October 22, 2018
Tweed Fender-style tones form the foundation of a flexible clean-to-mean Boogie beast.
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Greer Amps Tomahawk Deluxe Review

September 28, 2018
Crunchy tweed tones and touch-sensitive boost in a box.
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Ernie Ball Expression Tremolo Review

September 4, 2018
Treadle control of tremolo and reverb unleashes an atmosphere machine.
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Wilson Effects Slapback Review

August 31, 2018
Dual digital delay engines drive a simple and super-colorful device.
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Boss/JHS JB-2 Angry Driver Review

August 26, 2018
Two overdrive titans combine to become a hydra-headed beast of dirt tones.
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Walrus Audio Emissary Review

August 24, 2018
Parallel high-range and mid-boost channels add up to a surprisingly versatile boost.
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Friedman BE-50 Deluxe Review

August 7, 2018
Fifty watts of stunning Marshall-flavored versatility that moves from clean to screaming.
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All the World’s a Gain Stage

July 16, 2018
A beginner’s guide to what makes tube amps growl, bark, and purr—from preamp tubes to output transformers and every cathode in between.
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PRS Mark Tremonti MT15 Review

July 2, 2018
The Alter Bridge guitarist's signature amp dishes serious punch and high headroom with just 15 watts.
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Cusack Music Tap-A-Delay Deluxe Review

March 6, 2018
A compact digital delay stuffed with unusually creative echo-manipulation tools and a delectably analog voice.
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