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Articles by Joe Gore

Subversive

Mutant Folk Fingerpicking

February 22, 2020
A funky fingerstyle challenge that starts with Travis picking and then warps it beyond recognition.
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Foxgear Rainbow - homepage

Five Upscale Ambient Reverb Voices, One Very Entry-Level Price

February 11, 2020
This Spin FV-1-driven stomp from Italy delivers expansive sounds for just over a Benjamin. The PG Foxgear Rainbow review.
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Subversive

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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Mattoverse TremStortion - homepage

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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Eastman Romeo

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 - homepage

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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yamaha-red label

TC Electronic Hall of Fame 2 X4 Review

December 13, 2019
Four times as famous!
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silktone - homepage

Silktone Amp Review

November 29, 2019
Class A in every regard.
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The Subversive Guitarist

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 - homepage

Chase Bliss Dark World Review

November 13, 2019
A smorgasbord of reverb tones, from familiar to freakazoid.
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Comins - homepage

Comins GCS-16-2 Review

November 8, 2019
A relatively affordable archtop from a high-end artisan.
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OBNE Whitecap - homepage

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 - homepage

Mojotone BlackOut Review

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

Supro Silverwood Review

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

Winfield Tremor Review

September 25, 2019
A handwired Harvard post-graduate.
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Subversive

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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