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Buffalo Nichols on Behemoth's "Conquer All"

The bluesman surprisingly credits Adam "Nergal" Darski for his right-hand picking dexterity and explains why many of his own songs use a same similar "heavy" tuning.

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Rig Rundown Citizen

Go inside Mat Kerekes' home studio to see the stock Fenders, magical JCM800, and key "junker" pedals that colored Life In Your Glass World.

"Citizen is expertly trained in disappointing our fans," cheekily admits guitarist Nick Hamm. "So, every time people like something we're heading in a different direction."

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A DSP-driven blackpanel Deluxe that dares players to differentiate between tube and digital.

Super-accurate emulation of blackface Deluxe Reverb performance characteristics. Effective attenuator. Super light. Fair price.

Odd, thinning compression characteristics when paired with extreme fuzz.

$899

Fender Tone Master Deluxe Reverb
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A legacy as weighty as Fender's can be a curse and a blessing. On one hand, the visual simplicity, elegance, and enduring appeal of most Fender products means that they don't have to reinvent the wheel every day. On the other, deviation from classic formulas can incite minor riots among purists.

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