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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

How Much Can You Say with a Single-Note Line?

January 25, 2020
Let’s consult J.S. Bach! Don’t know a partita from a fajita? No worries.
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Filth and Eight Flavors of Modulated Flickering in a Single Pedal? Why Not!

January 9, 2020
This true analog effect serves up distortion and tremolo—including optical—using a digital helping hand. The PG Mattoverse TremStortion review.
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Destroyer of Import Semi-Hollowbody Stereotypes?

January 3, 2020
This exquisitely upscale and original 6-string smashes preconceptions with its super-flexible tones. The PG Eastman Romeo review.
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Blackstar Silverline Standard: The Premier Guitar Review

December 27, 2019
This fun, budget-friendly modeling amp aims for the sky with solid attempts at mimicking the response of EL84, 6V6, EL34, 6L6, KT66, and KT88 power sections.
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How to Play Those “Impossible” Intervals

December 21, 2019
Your guitar “wants” you to favor some intervals over others. Don’t listen.
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Meris Hedra Review

December 20, 2019
A trippy, triple-headed pitch shifter.
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TC Electronic Hall of Fame 2 X4 Review

December 13, 2019
Four times as famous!
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Silktone Amp Review

November 29, 2019
Class A in every regard.
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Joe Gore's The Subversive Guitarist: The End of the Note

November 16, 2019
Silences define a rhythm as much as its notes.
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Chase Bliss Dark World Review

November 13, 2019
A smorgasbord of reverb tones, from familiar to freakazoid.
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Comins GCS-16-2 Review

November 8, 2019
A relatively affordable archtop from a high-end artisan.
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Old Blood Noise Endeavors Whitecap Review

November 1, 2019
Tremolo vs. tremolo in a single mad modulator.
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Master Fingerstyle Guitar—Once and for All!

October 19, 2019
It doesn’t matter whether you’re just starting out with fingerstyle, or merely want to hone your existing technique. There’s something here for every level.
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Mojotone BlackOut Review

October 17, 2019
A killer handwired tweed-style amp for under a grand.
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Supro Silverwood Review

October 3, 2019
Hey, 1960 called. They want their guitar back.
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Winfield Tremor Review

September 25, 2019
A handwired Harvard post-graduate.
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Joe Gore's Subversive Guitarist: Your Triplet-Beat Cheat Sheet

September 21, 2019
Bring energy and groove to your 12/8 interpretations with help from West African rhythms.
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Red Panda Particle 2 Review

September 17, 2019
Though capable of chaotic violence, this granular delay is also ingenious, inspiring, and endlessly fun.
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Walrus Audio Slö Review

September 15, 2019
A dreamy array of pitch-shifted reverb textures.
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Revv D20 Review

August 27, 2019
A direct-recording preamp—and a true 20-watt head.
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