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Articles by Joe Gore

Keeley Synth-1 Review

May 13, 2019
Glitches galore from this stripped-down mini-synth.
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Caroline Hawaiian Pizza Review

May 10, 2019
Don’t hold the pineapple!
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Mesa/Boogie California Tweed Review

May 2, 2019
A spectacular new spin on a 1950s formula.
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Joe Gore’s The Subversive Guitarist: Don’t Think Scales—Think Sequences!

April 27, 2019
Try this technically challenging workout that liberates you from muscle-memory habits.
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Orange TremLord 30 Review

April 5, 2019
Transatlantic tones and tremolo mark a deviation from Orange tradition.
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HeadRush Gigboard Review

April 3, 2019
A compact yet powerful amp/effect modeler with a keep-it-simple attitude.
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Strymon Volante Review

April 2, 2019
The Milanese monster of magnetic echo returns in DSP form.
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Joe Gore’s The Subversive Guitarist: The Bruise Scale

March 23, 2019
If you whip out these licks at the ol’ Tuesday night blues jam, they’ll probably move it to Wednesday and not tell you.
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3 Leaf Chromatron Review

March 19, 2019
A sinfully fun filter effect with extraordinary range.
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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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