March 2019
Joe Gore

Joe Gore

San Francisco-based Senior Contributing Editor Joe Gore has recorded with Tom Waits, PJ Harvey, Tracy Chapman, Courtney Love, Marianne Faithfull, Les Claypool, Flea, DJ Shadow, John Cale, and many other artists. His music appears in many films and TV shows, plus an incriminating number of jingles. Joe has written several thousand articles about music and musicians and has contributed to many musical products, including Apple’s Logic and GarageBand programs. In his spare time Joe produces the Joe Gore line of guitar effects and edits a geeky guitar blog (tonefiend.com).

ARTICLES

IK Multimedia iRig Stomp I/O Review

March 6, 2019
This audio interface/MIDI controller is perfect for iOS devices—and lots of other things.
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Electro-Harmonix Grand Canyon Review

February 27, 2019
The Grand Canyon’s core sound quality is excellent. Echoes are smooth and detailed, devoid of graininess or harsh resonance.
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Joe Gore’s The Subversive Guitarist: Shred Like Shakespeare

February 23, 2019
This 400-year-old lute technique can solve contemporary fingerpicking problems.
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Komet K.O.D.A. Review

February 14, 2019
A Swiss Army amp-in-a-box.
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Damnation Audio Ugly Twin Review

February 11, 2019
Three cascaded distortion effects in a single box.
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Balthazar Film Noir 50 Review

February 1, 2019
Shine on, you crazy Selmer clone!
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BC Audio Bel Air 40 Review

January 15, 2019
A stellar 6V6 combo with inspiring, innovative options.
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Joe Gore’s The Subversive Guitarist: Learning to Love Flat Keys

January 12, 2019
They’re not necessary evils—they’re opportunities.
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Zeppelin Quaverato Review

January 10, 2019
A hybrid analog/digital harmonic tremolo packing many modulation manipulation options.
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Korora Audio Spira Review

January 4, 2019
A unique modulation effect derived from a fascinating audio illusion.
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Joe Gore’s The Subversive Guitarist: A State of Gliss

December 22, 2018
Slide your way to more expressive playing.
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Mattoverse Electronics Inflection Point Review

December 7, 2018
A wide-ranging wobble box—and compelling analog/digital hybrid.
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Dunable SplatterBlaster Review

December 6, 2018
Two fuzzes, one box—and zillions of tones.
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Carr Telstar Review

November 27, 2018
A thrilling Fender/Vox hybrid.
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Fractal Audio Systems Axe-Fx III Review

November 20, 2018
Vast libraries of IRs and amp and effect models, as well as improvements in interface, memory, and connectivity, make the III tough to beat.
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Joe Gore's The Subversive Guitarist: Power to the Pinky!

November 17, 2018
Get bigger sounds from your smallest finger.
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Chase Bliss Audio Thermae Review

October 31, 2018
It’s pricey and slightly daunting, but Joel Korte’s brilliant bastardization boldly goes where no analog delay has gone before.
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Paradox Effects Terran Review

October 29, 2018
A beastly ’70s amp favored by the stoner-metal set is reincarnated as a brutally effective stompbox.
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Nutter Astro Captain Review

October 23, 2018
Cheap-chic retro meets modern playability.
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