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Articles by Joe Gore

The Recording Guitarist: The Limits of Loud

April 10, 2018
You can only pump up the volume so far.
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Koll Super Cub Review

April 9, 2018
Humble 1960s designs are reborn in a high-performance boutique gem.
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Universal Audio OX Review

March 26, 2018
A direct-recording tool that’s 50 percent load box, 50 percent modeler, and 100 percent awesome.
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The Recording Guitarist: Maximizing Your Mix

March 14, 2018
Loud and proud? Or phony and flat?
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Todd Sharp JOAT 20 Review

March 13, 2018
A studio ace's decades of session experience informed this combo's galaxy of tones—and all without a traditional tone stack.
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Sublime Chieftain Deluxe Review

March 12, 2018
A budget-friendly semi-hollowbody with something rare in its price range: a unique personality.
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Yellowcake Lida Machine Review

February 22, 2018
A double-headed filter pedal full of compelling tones.
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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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