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Marc Ribot’s Inside-Out Licks - Aug. '20 Ex. 2

Blackstar's Class A, single-ended, 1x12 tube combo that pays homage to classic American amplifiers.

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Steve Hackett's Fernandes goldtop once owned by Gary Moore.

The iconic Japanese guitar company, founded in 1969, is known for instruments played by Genesis' Steve Hackett, Kirk Hammett, Robert Fripp, and others.

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With a team of experts on hand, we look at six workhorse vintage amps you can still find for around $1,000 or less.

If you survey the gear that shows up on stages and studios for long enough, you’ll spot some patterns in the kinds of guitar amplification players are using. There’s the rotating cast of backline badasses that do the bulk of the work cranking it out every day and night—we’re all looking at you, ’65 Deluxe Reverb reissue.

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