Get inside the sounds of one of the most revered slide players on the planet as he goes deep on lap steels, his philosophy on tone, and his mythical Dumbles.

Ben Harper tours with this Asher Mozo Custom (which is co-guitarist Jason Mozersky’s signature model) that’s loaded with a ’53 Tele pickup in the bridge and a Charlie Christian pickup in the neck, both made by Seymour Duncan. All of Harper’s electric guitars are strung up with D’Addario EXL115w (.011–.049) strings.

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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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D'Addario Foundation's education project sets out to help schools throughout the country and kicks off with an online auction.

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To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Xotic Effects unveils an updated version of their classic boost pedal.

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