December 2019

Articles by Joe Gore

Joe Gore's The Subversive Guitarist: The Devil’s in the Dynamics

June 22, 2019
How close can you get to silence? What happens when you play so hard that you worry about damaging your guitar?
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Martin Modern Deluxe OM-28 Review

June 14, 2019
It’s new school. It’s old school. Medium school, maybe?
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Catalinbread Coriolis Effect Review

June 4, 2019
Pitch shift + filter = ?
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Taylor Grand Pacific Builder’s Edition 717 Review

May 30, 2019
A Taylor for guitarists who don’t dig Taylors?
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Joe Gore's The Subversive Guitarist: How to Practice Without a Guitar

May 25, 2019
You don’t need a fretboard to expand your fingerings.
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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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