December 2020

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10 Mini-Humbuckers to Try

November 17, 2020
Why? Yeah, they're smaller, but they can also offer brighter, clearer, more focused tones than their full-sized cousins.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: A Strat Comes Full Circle

November 5, 2020
A Hendrix fan details the journey of his first real guitar, a 1972 Fender Strat that he modded, returned to spec, and is now enjoying again in quarantine.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: 1982 Gibson Victory MVX

October 5, 2020
How one guitarist modified his “master-of-none” HSH guitar into a sonically pleasing machine.
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Rig Rundown: Revocation & Gargoyl's Dave Davidson

August 26, 2020
He fronts two menacing bands with his “Ferrari-like” signature Jackson, but he’s also got a soft spot for his vintage ES-335.
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Rig Rundown: Sharptooth’s Lance Donati and Keith Higgins

July 8, 2020
The savage hardcore duo's rig seems deceptively simple ... until you see the trio of secret weapons zip-tied to the back of their Bogners.
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Eric Johnson on Breaking Patterns to Play with More Freedom

April 9, 2020
On the road during his EJ Vol. II tour, the guitar giant talks about the rewards of varying technique, acoustic versus electric playing, balancing spontaneity and perfectionism, why he chose the pickups for his new “Virginia” signature Strat, and owning the first guitar he ever heard.
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DiMarzio Releases Fantom P-90 Pickups

February 3, 2020
A hum-cancelling pickup that's available in a few different flavors.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Yamaha Pacifica

December 5, 2019
This model’s swimming-pool routing makes it a great candidate for modding.
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Rig Rundown: Mike Dawes

November 13, 2019
The acoustic alchemist shares the secrets to his massive, multi-dimensional tones.
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Tools for the Task: Humbuckers for the Heavy

October 18, 2019
Inject your guitar with newfound fury by dropping in a new humbucker or two.
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Rig Rundown: Nita Strauss

July 31, 2019
With a new Ibanez signature model and an ultraportable plug-and-play rig, the rock heroine travels light to create the heavy tones on her new solo debut, Controlled Chaos.
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DiMarzio Releases John Petrucci Signature Pickups

June 28, 2019
The Rainmaker and Dreamcatcher aim to capture the shredder's vision with an increased sensitivity to pick attack and more dynamic range.
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DiMarzio Unveils the Sugar Chakra Pickup

June 4, 2019
Phil Collen of Def Leppard helped to design this single-coil-sized pickup that aims to pack the weight of a full-sized humbucker.
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Rig Rundown: Polyphia's Scott LePage

May 8, 2019
Aside from melting faces, these younglings don’t take themselves or much else seriously, but one-half of the wise-cracking guitar tandem dishes on his “dope” signature gear from Ibanez and DiMarzio.
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DiMarzio Releases the Vintage P90

April 25, 2019
With three variations (soapbar, dog ear, and full-size humbucker cover), the new pickup is a recreation of the late '50s Gibson single-coil with all of the midrange grittiness we know and love.
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DiMarzio Announces Signature Pickups for Polyphia's Scott LePage and Tim Henson

April 3, 2019
Henson's Notorious is a medium-output mini-humbucker, while LePage's Igno features alnico 8 magnets and scatter winding.
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Rig Rundown: Jake E. Lee

March 27, 2019
The 6-string lycanthrope behind Ozzy’s Bark at the Moon shares the blisteringly loud setup used to power his new band, Red Dragon Cartel.
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Tools for the Task: J-Bass-Style Replacement Pickups

January 14, 2019
Reward yourself and your Jazz or J-style bass by conjuring up a new (or old) voice through a set of replacement pickups.
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DiMarzio Releases the Richie Kotzen Strat Replacement Pickguard

October 9, 2018
The pickguard has solderless connectors and is based on the electronics in Kotzen's signature Fender Stratocaster.
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Rig Rundown: U2's The Edge

July 18, 2018
Strats, Explorers, Les Pauls, AC30s, and a healthy amount of delay help form some of the most iconic tones ever recorded. Famed tech Dallas Schoo walks us through the ins and outs of The Edge’s expansive setup.
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