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Jericho Guitars Introduces the Raven

July 26, 2019
Designed with Like a Storm guitarist Chris Brooks, this bad boy aims to handle heavy riffs and low tunings.
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Alexi Laiho: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

June 18, 2019
The “Wildchild” brings back his neoclassical influences and takes a catchier songwriting approach on Children of Bodom’s 10th studio release, Hexed.
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ESP Introduces Six New LTD 400 Series Models

June 7, 2019
All six of the new models have pro-quality components from makers such as Seymour Duncan, EMG, Grover, and Floyd Rose.
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EMG Introduces Passive Prewired Stratocaster Pickguards

October 12, 2018
The two systems come in both vintage & classic styles and are the newest passive additions to the SRO Series.
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Ibanez TCB1006 Review

July 30, 2018
It’s not for the timid or small-handed, but Thundercat’s signature 6-string bass offers a reward in tonal currency equal to its size.
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SNAMM '18 - 10S Guitars ICC II Set Neck Goldleaf & Flame Maple Relic Demo

July 13, 2018
Check out how one of the biggest guitar makers in China have brought their custom-shop ethos to America.
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Tools for the Task: Vintage-Voiced P-Bass Pickups

April 16, 2018
Give a P-style bass new life with an old-school sound by swapping in a set of vintage-flavored pickups.
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NAMM '18 - NS Design NXTa Radius Bass Demo

February 8, 2018
Trailblazer Ned Steinberger’s organically styled latest conjures an array of classic tones via a new super-capacitor-driven circuit.
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Newman 6-String Review

July 18, 2017
Can’t you hear Keith knocking?
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Tools for the Task: Under-Saddle Pickup Systems

December 26, 2016
Check out 10 acoustic setups built to capture your guitar’s organic sound.
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EMG Pickups Introduces the Retro Active Series

December 7, 2016
The pickups are reminiscent of designs from the past while utilizing the benefits of decades of technological advancement.
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Rig Rundown: Children of Bodom

March 2, 2016
It’s all about ESP guitars and cranked Marshalls for one of death metal’s most melodic shredders.
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Soilwork: The Metal Majestic

August 25, 2015
The veteran Swedish melodic death metal band resurfaces with a revised lineup and one of their strongest albums yet.
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Rig Rundown: Exodus' Gary Holt [2015]

June 3, 2015
The thrash-metal legend keeps things simple with signature ESP guitars, and a mix of analog and digital gear.
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Rig Rundown: Slipknot

May 20, 2015
We get the scoop on the gear behind Mick Thomson’s and Jim Root’s brutal sound thanks to their signature guitars and 100-watt rock-boxes.
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Musikmesse '15 - Claas Guitars Moby Dick Demo

May 14, 2015
Check out the German company's newest 7-string that is equipped with EMG pickups.
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NAMM '15 - NS Design Wav 4 Radius Bass Demo

February 24, 2015
Ned Steinberger shows off his latest 4-string machine.
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ESP E-II Stream Bass Review

September 7, 2014
A modern take on a classic reverse-style bass design that’s packed with quality components and capable of big tones.
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Zakk Wylde's 5 Favorite Les Pauls

December 4, 2013
Les Paul devotee Zakk Wylde dishes the stories behind some his favorite (and most infamous) axes.
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EMG 66-N/57-B Humbuckers Review

March 11, 2013
Blending vintage character and EMG’s trademark fidelity, the new 57-B and 66-N humbuckers might just become modern classics.
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