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Riffs: Dark Fire on Hold, DIY Amp Stand, Tone vs. Sound

Dark Fire Delay from Gibson Excited about the Dark Fire? Hold your horses -- the Dark Fire is on hold. It seems the company isn''t quite ready for the

Dark Fire Delay

from Gibson


Excited about the Dark Fire? Hold your horses -- the Dark Fire is on hold. It seems the company isn't quite ready for the release. Read the official word from Gibson here.

DIY Amp Stand

from Instructables


If you've got a bit of cash and a few hours, you can make your own amp stand, thanks to clever DIYer superoxy. Yet another reason we're loving Instructables.

Tone vs. Sound Discussion

from i heart guitar


The i heart guitar blog has a really great post on the difference between tone and sound. Go read it now.
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A technicolor swirl of distortion, drive, boost, and ferocious fuzz.

Summons a wealth of engaging, and often unique, boost, drive, distortion, and fuzz tones that deviate from common templates. Interactive controls.

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Danelectro Nichols 1966
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The Danelectro Nichols 1966, in spite of its simplicity, feels and sounds like a stompbox people will use in about a million different ways. Its creator, Steve Ridinger, who built the first version as an industrious Angeleno teen in 1966, modestly calls the China-made Nichols 1966 a cross between a fuzz and a distortion. And, at many settings, it is most certainly that.

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

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