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.

This early 2000s Fender Custom Shop Telecaster is in the boat for when Ben Harper needs some old-school twang. He obtained this from Magpie Salute guitarist Marc Ford in a straight-up swap. Ford really liked one of Harper’s single-pickup Teles, so the two made a deal on the spot.

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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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The Royale was designed to deliver loud and vivid clean tone with a responsive, tactile low end.

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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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