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Articles by Joe Charupakorn

Henretta H-Bomb Trembrato Review

September 14, 2017
Vintage-hued analog modulations are married in an elegant and easy-to-use stomp.
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Meris Mercury 7 Review

September 3, 2017
An elegant ambient reverb machine with powerful sound-shaping capabilities.
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Seymour Duncan Andromeda Review

August 26, 2017
A deep and dynamic delay that’s an instrument as much as an effect.
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Keeley Filaments Review

August 24, 2017
Keeley’s first metal-oriented distortion excels—even beyond heavy realms.
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Line 6 Variax Shuriken Review

August 8, 2017
A whole universe of guitar tones awaits in a modern metal-oriented modeling axe.
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Hughes & Kettner GrandMeister Deluxe 40 Review

July 16, 2017
Tube potency meets programmability in a super-flexible 40-watt monster.
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Deep Purple’s Steve Morse: 'InFinite' Mastery

June 27, 2017
The guitar kingpin discusses the band’s new album, playing Ritchie’s licks, and his prodigious picking technique. He also offers two tips for every guitarist.
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Strymon Riverside Review

May 10, 2017
A hybrid JFET/DSP gain machine invites creative, unorthodox playing and defies preconceptions about digital distortion.
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Mastodon’s Bill Kelliher Channels Pain and Gain

April 28, 2017
With hearts plagued by sorrow, new amps that go to 11, and a new ESP Sparrowhawk signature model, the 6-string riff-master and his bandmates made the powerful—at times elegiac—new album, Emperor of Sand.
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Allan Holdsworth: 1946–2017

April 19, 2017
The 6-string innovator brought a deeper, more fully realized vision of guitar playing to the worlds of jazz and prog rock, and expanded the instrument’s sonic vocabulary.
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Marshall 2525C Mini Jubilee Review

April 4, 2017
A legendary brute is reborn as a bantamweight bruiser.
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Eric Gales: 'Middle of the Road' Full Album Premiere

March 6, 2017
Hear the untraditional blues-guitar beacon’s new collection of inspirational songs, which includes collaborations with Gary Clark Jr. and Lauryn Hill.
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PRS Sonzera 50 Review

February 15, 2017
A potent amp of many personalities—from blackface to brawny high gain.
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Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Gary Rossington: Simple Man, Big Tone

January 15, 2017
A 6-string legend gets back to blues-rock basics in a new album with wife Dale Krantz, and shares the recipe for his fat, classic Les Paul sound.
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Yamaha Revstar RSP20CR Review

November 25, 2016
Top-flight quality and go-fast looks in a sweet-sounding solidbody.
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Korn: Got the Life

November 3, 2016
James “Munky” Shaffer and Brian "Head" Welch riff about how producer and longtime fan Nick Raskulinecz convinced them to bring back funky, detuned guitars on The Serenity of Suffering.
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Bogner Goldfinger 54 Phi Review

October 14, 2016
Reinhold's latest yields burly blackface and tweed tones, as well as crazy versatility.
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PG Exclusive! Devin Townsend Interviews Steve Vai

October 10, 2016
More than two decades after Townsend’s big break as a teenager singing for guitar “Svengali” Vai, the pair convenes to discuss the recent project that brought them full circle.
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Panama Fuego X Review

September 25, 2016
A compact, handwired powerhouse that delivers big tones and big value.
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Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 HH FR Review

September 7, 2016
The San Dimas lives again in a more versatile incarnation.
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