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Builder Profile: Carvin

August 9, 2011
The company has carved its niche in the industry as a manufacturer of US-made instruments and amps that can be had at a fraction of the cost of their counterparts.
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Interview: Martin Barre - Taking Aqualung on the Road

June 29, 2011
The Jethro Tull guitarist discusses his tools of the trade, touring, and how his first take recording of the Aqualung solo was almost interrupted by Jimmy Page.
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Totally Wycked Audio Triskelion TK-1 Pedal Review

April 19, 2011
Download Example 1 Radio - Fender American Strat Download Example 2 Heavy - Ibanez Saber Download Example 3 Heavy Parked - Ibanez Saber Clips recorded with Blackstar HT40 emulated
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Rick Turner: The Father of Boutique Guitars

December 21, 2010
How the Grateful Dead, 19th-century Johann Georg Stauffer acoustics, and Lindsey Buckingham’s fried Hiwatts inspired Rick Turner to create his legendary Model 1 electric—and single-handedly establish the boutique guitar industry.
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Sweetwood Custom Comet Electric Guitar Review

December 10, 2010
A well-built boutique take on the classic maple-mahogany combination.
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Jam Pedals Custom Multi-Pedal Review

November 12, 2010
Jam''s artsy multi-effects unit combines the Dyna-ssor, TubeDreamer+, and Delay Llama into one boutique stomper.
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Malekko Heavy Industry Ekko 616 Pedal Review

October 20, 2010
Bucket brigade-style delay
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Lightfoot Labs Goatkeeper GK3 Pedal Review

October 20, 2010
One-of-a-kind tremolo with non-traditional sounds
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T-Rex Mudhoney II Pedal Review

October 20, 2010
Dual overdrives for more flexibility
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Builder Profile: Rick Turner on Henman Guitars and the Buddy Holly Guitar Foundation

October 14, 2010
Legendary luthier Rick Tuner details his latest projects
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Kauer Guitars Daylighter Standard Electric Guitar Review

September 29, 2010
Vintage goldtop-inspired with unusual tonewoods and custom P-90s
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Marshall JMD:1 100-Watt JMD102 Combo Amp Review

September 9, 2010
Marshall''s foray into modeling brings the company''s famous amps together in one tube-powered combo
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DooDad Guitars Check-a-Board Overdrive and Boost Pedal Review

August 27, 2010
The Check-a-Board provides an updated version of classic medium-gain overdrive with a built-in boost.
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Reverend Six Gun Electric Guitar Review

July 2, 2010
Reverend''s latest, the Six Gun, combines Strat and Tele attributes with their unique Bass Contour control for a versatile, affordable guitar that''s worth checking out.
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Danelectro '59 Original Electric Guitar Review

May 28, 2010
The ''59 Original''s the hot lipstick-tube alnico pickups and uber-light construction make for a screaming instrument that might inspire new ways of playing.
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Blackstar HT Club 40 Amp Review

April 22, 2010
The Blackstar HT Club 40 is a mid-sized, mid-priced combo that''s capable of an impressive number of rock tones
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Widman Custom Electrics T-Master Guitar Review

February 4, 2010
The Widman T-Master looks like a Tele, but sounds a bit more versatile.
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Damage Control Glass Nexus Multi-Effects Review

January 29, 2010
Damage Control blends boutique with multi-effects for a useable unit with some standout modulation effects
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Washburn's Guardian Angel

November 18, 2009
Jim Smith Sr. and His Mission to Preserve a Brand and Its Many Sounds
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