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Farees—seen here in the studio with his Danelectro 12-string—cut his teeth playing with iconic Tuareg group Tinariwen.

Photo by Rafaelle Serra

Bucking the “neocolonialism” of World Music, this guitar pluralist brings explosive scope and skill to Tuareg-rooted playing on his new album, which includes original Meters guitarist Leo Nocentelli.

Farees’ new album, Blindsight, opens with a blistering cover of “Hey Joe.” And although the guitarist is heavily influenced by Hendrix and delivers a nearly spot-on rendition of the iconic solo in the middle of the song, he’s really displeased by the comparisons being bandied about in attempts to describe his own guitar prowess.

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Get close-up looks at new tone toys from Walrus, Eventide, Collings, Mythos, Orange, and more.

Danelectro 3699, Roebuck, & Back Talk

Danelectro Guitars dropped a trio of pedals at the show. The 3699 is a vintage-style octave/fuzz that is based on an old Foxx Tone Machine, while the Roebuck is their version of a cult classic, the Ibanez Mostortion. The big surprise was the Back Talk, which is a reverse delay that copped some incredible slapback tones. Each one will street for $199.

Dig into the sounds of a pair of retro-flavored guitars along with a vintage-style octave-fuzz, a wacky reverse delay, and an updated version of a cult classic overdrive.

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