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"This incarnation covers everything from country to classic rock to metal. рI still have a few noisemakers for creating cool soundscapes on the fly,с says Chuck Stevens. рOnly problem is, I have no room left, so any changes means something has to go.с The guitar goes through the ISP Decimator, to the Morley Dragon 2, DigiTech Whammy DT, Electro-Harmonix POG2, and then an Ibanez Paul Gilbert Signature AF2 into a Moen Anole true-bypass looper. Then the TC Electronics PolyTune. Loop A has a Wampler SLO, Wampler Triple Wreck, Tech 21 Oxford. Loop B goes from a Fulltone MDV-2, Keeley 4-Knob Compressor, Empress Multidrive. The signal goes out of looper back to the ISP Decimator to a Tortuga Martini, Malekko EKKO 616 MKII, Electro-Harmonix Cathedral then out to a vintage Hiwatt Custom 50 watt driving a 2x10 open cab over a 2x12 closed back. "

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Rhett and Zach unpack the big news for secondhand guitar sellers and buyers: Sweetwater has launched their new Gear Exchange. How does it compare to Reverb, Craigslist, and Marketplace? To find out, Zach takes the site for a spin and buys a pedal. He calls the process both “very easy” and “normal.” They discuss the pros and cons of the various used-gear outlets and share tips for not getting got when buying gear. Plus, Zach grew a mustache, Mythos Pedals is moving, and he talks about his forthcoming line of Strat pickups inspired by Hendrix’s reverse-stagger setup.

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