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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

Nanolog Audio The WaveFunction Review

February 19, 2018
Not your dad’s diode-clipping distortion.
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Orange Fur Coat Review

February 13, 2018
A classic octave fuzz design revived.
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Chellee Compy Review

February 9, 2018
A Ross/Dyna Comp variant with all the mods—and a remarkably low price.
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The Recording Guitarist: The Match Game

February 2, 2018
You can’t steal someone else’s audio. But you can swipe their EQ.
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NAMM '18 - Gear-Guru Livestream: The Future of Digital Modeling

January 25, 2018
In the first of our daily livestreams with prominent gear experts, PG Recording Guitarist columnist Joe Gore talks to Positive Grid's Sean Halley and Line 6's Eric Klein about how amp modeling is evolving today.
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Boss MD-500 Review

January 8, 2018
Classic Boss stompbox effects in a progressive package.
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The Recording Guitarist: DIY Mastering Tools

January 8, 2018
We can’t always afford professional mastering for our music. So let’s make the most of the tools we have.
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EarthQuaker Devices Data Corrupter Review

December 29, 2017
Monophonic guitar synth? Pitch-tracking octaver? Noise box from Hell?
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Martin D-28 (2017) Review

December 15, 2017
An American classic undergoes a modest makeover.
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Mid-Fi Electronics Magick i Review

November 30, 2017
A distortion pedal that thinks it’s a compressor. Or is it the other way around?
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The Recording Guitarist: 'Sgt. Pepper’s' Lonely Solo Button

November 24, 2017
Rock recording has modernized since Sgt. Pepper. But has it improved?
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Grez Guitars Mendocino Review

November 17, 2017
God-like gold-foil tones from a boutique beauty.
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The Recording Guitarist: Crafting Countermelodies

October 31, 2017
The perfect part may be closer than you think.
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Jackson Audio Prism Review

October 30, 2017
Three badass boosters in one shiny box.
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Hahn Guitars 112 Review

October 25, 2017
A masterful Fender-inspired mashup with tones of its own.
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Island Instruments Anzol Review

October 20, 2017
An upscale tribute to a downscale guitar.
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Pinter SB1-J Jazz Jr. Review

October 6, 2017
Though specifically designed for flatwound bebopping, this stellar instrument handles a variety of genres—including aggro ones—with aplomb.
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The Recording Guitarist: Subvert the Virtual Guitar Rig!

October 3, 2017
Amp and effects modelers are designed to sound analog—but they don’t have to.
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Keeley Compressor Plus Review

September 29, 2017
Joe Gore takes a look at the expanded range and newfound subtleties available in this '70s-style squeezebox.
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The Recording Guitarist: Rock on with Your Clock On

September 7, 2017
The far-out sounds of effect sequencers.
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