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The Smoking Popes’ Josh Caterer

He’s seen here taking a moment in “Let’s Hear It For Love” to show the hometown crowd that it’s all about the Fender Jazz bass.

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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The Atlas Compressor offers up an extensive library of compression options and allows for transformation into a bass specific compression machine.


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Megadeth founder teams up with Gibson for his first acoustic guitar in the Dave Mustaine Collection.

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