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Articles by Adam Perlmutter

Artinger Custom Guitars Semi-Hollow Guitar Review

June 14, 2011
A Semi-Hollow model with twin humbuckers and Brazilian rosewood appointments.
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AXL Badwater USA 1216 Guitar Review

May 17, 2011
Download Example 1 Bridge Pickup Download Example 2 Neck Pickup Clips recorded using Fryette S.A.S. distortion pedal, Fender Pro Junior amp, Planet Waves Custom Pro cables, and Apogee Duet
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Fryette S.A.S. And Boostassio Pedal Reviews

May 17, 2011
A couple of decades ago, Steven Fryette built the prototypes that would become VHT’s Pittbull series— handbuilt tube amps that became known for their crushing sound and great durability.
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Laplante Guitars

May 17, 2011
Around 1994, chemistry professor and longtime guitarist Jean-Pierre Laplante, frustrated by the dearth of decent left-handed instruments available on the market and tired of playing converted right-handed models, decided to
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Joel Kosche: Smashing Young Man

May 17, 2011
Joel Kosche talks about how persistence and ambition paved the way from dead-end gigging on the Atlanta circuit to becoming the guitar tech—and then the main axe man— for the chart-topping rock band Collective Soul. Plus, he gives us the lowdown on his go-to studio amps—which he designed and built from scratch.
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Epiphone Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Goldtop Electric Guitar Review

May 9, 2011
For those with thinner billfolds, Epiphone has released a special version of Gibson’s Bonamassa model—retailing for less than a fifth of the price and limited to 1,000 instruments.
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Cole Clark Hollow Baby P-90 Electric Guitar Review

April 25, 2011
An Australian semi-hollow S-style with dual P-90s
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Brian Setzer: The Thrill Is Anything But Gone

April 19, 2011
Brian Setzer breaks down his love-hate relationship with vintage Gretsches and the roots that fed the dizzying array of styles—from bluegrass banjo to archtop jazz and rockabilly revelry—on his new album "Setzer Goes Instru-MENTAL!"
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Henman Rocka Guitar Review

April 19, 2011
The gold-painted Rocka is equipped with twin Seymour Duncan humbuckers and an optional Skyway bridge.
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Duff McKagan: Appetite For Construction

April 19, 2011
Former Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan talks about cleaning up, going to business school, taking over guitar and singing chores with his band Loaded—his longest-running band ever— and what it was like to record their sneering, hook-laden new album "The Taking" with producer Terry Date.
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TV Jones Model 10 Electric Guitar Review

April 14, 2011
A single-cutaway solidbody with a Bigsby and TV Jones Custom Wound pickups
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Interview: Rory Block - When a Woman Gets the Blues

April 4, 2011
Rory Block chats with Premier Guitar about her blues education, beloved Martins, and her compositional process.
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Fender Road Worn Player Series Telecaster Electric Guitar Review

March 23, 2011
The Player Series Tele marries vintage look and affordability with modern features
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Al Di Meola: Consequences of Chaos

March 15, 2011
Fusion maestro Al Di Meola talks about discovering the sonic delights of Dumble amps, shedding his shred mentality, and the joys of recording his new album "Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody."
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Tony Bruno Custom Amps Underground Custom Amp Review

March 15, 2011
The Underground Custom is an evolution of the Underground 30 that incorporates different capacitors and resistors, adds a Mid control, and includes a negative feedback loop that re-voices the amp significantly.
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Ibanez AFS80T Artcore Electric Guitar Review

March 15, 2011
A fully hollow, single-cutaway thinline with twin humbucking pickups and a Bigsby-type tailpiece
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Interview: Bruce Cockburn - Small Source of Comfort

March 3, 2011
Cockburn discusses his early years with the guitar and the gear and songwriting on his latest tour de force, "Small Source of Comfort"
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Schroeder Audio DB7 Amp Review

February 15, 2011
The 45-watt, 6L6-driven amp favored by Wilco''s Nels Cline
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The National: Playing With Metaphors

February 15, 2011
Guitarists Aaron and Bryce Dessner talk about how quirky direction from vocalist Matt Berninger, classical-guitar icon Benjamin Verdery, and vintage Jaguars and Sheratons figure into their deceptively simple tapestries of sound.
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The Tone God NerFuzz Pedal Review

February 15, 2011
A fully programmable, 100-percent analog fuzz box, the NerFuzz offers nine different parameters that can be tweaked to access tones ranging from the subtly overdriven to the chaotically distorted.
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