Vintage Marshall-style megatonnage and surprisingly chimey clean tones from a plexi-in-a-box with uncommon range.

A versatile preamp-meets-overdrive pedal with a broad range of voicings, and a bold take on the late-'60s Super Lead in a box.

Predisposed toward quite a bright high-end bite, which some players will likely want to dial out.

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Skreddy Pedals Super 100
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The Marshall-in-a-box (MIAB) is a burgeoning stompbox genre. These days there are even pedals built to emulate performance characteristics of more modern Marshalls, like the 2204, JCM800, and hot-rodded versions of those amps. But because the golden-age plexis are such near-perfect amps, there is never a shortage of ambitious builders eager to have a go at building a box just a bit closer to the real thing.

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While there is no such thing as a "wrong" guitar, just consider what the right guitar could do for your playing.

When buying a new guitar, trying to differentiate between what you need and what you want can be a tough gig. What many do know, however, is that they aren't looking to just buy another random guitar. They are looking for an instrument that will help them achieve a new level of musicianship or address a particular music style. I've been around quality instruments since 1975, so my personal preference for tone and feel in relationship to application has become very clear. It's a process, but it's one worth spending the extra time to get right. We've discussed body size, scale lengths, and string tension in previous columns. This month, we're going to consider response and application—both incredibly important to consider when purchasing your next guitar.

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Let's take a look under this iconic Fender amp's hood and learn about its tonal quirks, easy mods, and more.

Fender's Princeton Reverb is an iconic tube amp that has been in production for almost 60 years. Intended to be a student and practice amp, the Princeton became widely popular among both professional and amateur players. Its strength lies in its simplicity and light weight, and in this column, I'll share my insights on how to get great tone from this model.

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Theory isn't always the answer, and it doesn't help in the ways that you imagine it would.

Beginner

Intermediate

  • Develop a larger chord vocabulary
  • Learn how to voice lead through a IIm7–V7–I progression.
  • Understand how to alter dominant chords.
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We're going to look at a simple jazz progression and talk about the struggle to make sense of some of these moves in the context of music theory. I want you to leave this lesson with new ways to think about chord progressions, and perhaps a different way to think about music theory.

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