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Rickenbacker 4003 S-5

Deviation from tradition isn't easy for Rick-o-philes, but five string bassists are bound to be intrigued by this new twist on the 4003, the 4003 S-5. The new single coil pickups are the really big news here. And as the asymmetric shape suggests, they're designed to deliver a very beefy low end and lots of focus and classic Rickenbacker clang up top. And though Rick' bass necks can feel like a handful, this one feels relatively compact--and very nicely spaced--for a five string.

Fender Hammertone Pedals Demo | First Look

John Bohlinger tests out a handful of the compact, budget-friendly gray tone boxes designed by effects guru Stan Cotey.

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Need an affordable distortion pedal? Look no further.

We live in the golden age of boutique pedals that are loaded with advanced features—many of which were nearly unthinkable a decade or so ago. But there’s something that will always be valuable about a rock-solid dirt box that won’t break your wallet. Here’s a collection of old classics and newly designed stomps that cost less than an average concert ticket.

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A lightweight, portable amp series developed after months of forensic examination of vintage valve amps.

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