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Pedal Alley 2021: Reader Boards

February 22, 2021
The pandemic has brought guitarists lots more time to tinker with tone toys. Here’s what players all over the world have been putting together in their bunkers.
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Rig Rundown: Tori Ruffin

January 20, 2021
Morris Day and the Time’s lead axeman gets funky with Prince-influenced Schecters, JCM900s, and stomps that range from simple to sophisticated.
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Rig Rundown: Be Well’s Mike Schleibaum

January 6, 2021
Darkest Hour's cofounding guitarist details his brand-new signature ESP V and offers up sound secrets gleaned from producer/singer Brian McTernan.
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Line 6 Introduces Helix 3.0 Firmware

December 7, 2020
The 3.0 updates include two new amp models, two cabs, 16 effects, plus major performance enhancements.
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Rig Rundown: Sammy Boller

November 25, 2020
The atmospheric shred instrumentalist shows us his unusual mix of modern gear and not one but two killer vintage axes.
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Mike Campbell Rides Again

November 19, 2020
Unbridled from duties as string-slinger extraordinaire for the Heartbreakers and Fleetwood Mac, the wild gator partakes of rock’s rowdier joys with his own band the Dirty Knobs.
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Rig Rundown Best-Ofs: Blues-Rock Pedalboards

October 19, 2020
See how Doyle Bramhall II maximizes his stompbox real estate, firebrand Eric Gales adds bling to his setup, Jonny Lang upgrades to “spaceship” lighting, while Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Samantha Fish can’t let go of irreplaceable favorites.
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Rig Rundown Best-Ofs: Gargantuan Pedalboards Vol. 1

September 15, 2020
Get a load of these space-station control centers from Nick Reinhart (Tera Melos), Vernon Reid (Living Colour), Steven Wilson, Dweezil Zappa, and Steve Lukather.
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Rig Rundown: Butch Walker

July 15, 2020
The big-hit producer (Taylor Swift, Green Day, Weezer) and guitarist opens his RubyRed Productions to catalog his custom creations from the West and Far East. Plus, he reveals how Keith Urban forever changed his guitar-playing world.
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Rig Rundown: Gear Gods' Trey Xavier

May 13, 2020
This YouTuber gives the 411 on headless hellraisers, his favorite amp of all time, and the small rack that houses his band's entire live rig.
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Rig Rundown: Neil Zaza

March 25, 2020
Now that he’s ditched heavy amps for a digital rig, the melodic shredder shares his secrets for utilizing modern modeling tech.
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"It’s Not Just a Gimmick.” Bumblefoot Defends Fretless Guitar—and Billy Sheehan Backs Him Up

February 11, 2020
With twin doublenecks and zero amps, the shred legends bring the heavy to their second album with prog supergroup Sons of Apollo.
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Rig Rundown: Duane Denison

February 5, 2020
The Jesus Lizard and Tomahawk riffer reveals how working as a setup tech for Gibson informed the design of his signature aluminum axes from Electrical Guitar Company.
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Line 6 Debuts the POD Go Guitar Processor

January 18, 2020
A complete overhaul of the company's original multi-effects unit.
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Rig Rundown: Tom Bukovac

January 15, 2020
When you’re one of the most recorded guitarists in Nashville, you make sure you can cover all the bases. Watch this in-depth look at the amazing vintage guitars, rare amps, and massive pedalboard that inspires one of Nashville’s first-call session players.
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Rig Rundown: Tiny Moving Parts

December 4, 2019
Enthusiastic, nimble-fingered Dylan Mattheisen dances between technical mathcore and catchy rock with Teles and a trusty DL4.
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Samantha Fish

Rig Rundown: Samantha Fish [2019]

October 16, 2019
The rising blues guitar star demos her No. 1 SG with her expanded pedalboard, and goes deep with her workhorse Jaguars, Stogie Blues cigar box, Delaney 512, Taylor acoustic, and Category 5 amps.
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Line 6

Line 6 Announces the Spider V 20 MkII Practice Amp

October 2, 2019
A 20-watt combo packed with options and weighing in at only 11 pounds.
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Joe Gore

Gore Boards Releases Unusual Tone Collections for Line 6 Helix

September 12, 2019
The new pedalboards aim to cop unconventional timbres and eerie, expressive textures.
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Line 6

First Look: Line 6 Spider V 120 MkII

September 9, 2019
Thousands of tone-shaping options and thumping power make the Spider's latest evolution a screaming deal.
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