October 2020

 

Marshall

ARTICLES

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Idles—to the Max, on Ultra Mono!

September 21, 2020
Guitarists Lee Kiernan and Mark Bowen shove the envelope on the band’s new album, stomping in sonic mud puddles and mashing electronic music and hip-hop as they abandon their comfort zone.
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Rig Rundown: Caspian's Phil Jamieson

September 2, 2020
The self-proclaimed “midrange mattress” makes a post-rock bed with an “Excalibur” Jazzmaster and some up-the-sleeve Strymon settings.
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Rig Rundown: Nick Perri

August 19, 2020
The retro rocker opens up about retrofitting reissues, returning to the JTM45s, and finding the piece of gear that changed his life.
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Rig Rundown Best Ofs: Vintage Amps

August 17, 2020
From top-dollar treasures to pawnshop powerhouses—Santana, Setzer, Joan Jett, Joe Perry, and others show us their faves.
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Rig Rundown Best-Ofs: Walls of Amps

July 17, 2020
Deafened is as deafened does—from Sleep’s Matt Pike to EJ, Bonamassa, the Edge and more.
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To Wreck or to Rock?

July 3, 2020
How to know when a vintage amp is worth rescuing.
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Riff Rundown: Airbourne's "Burnout the Nitro"

May 17, 2020
Down Under rocker Joel O'Keefe whips through the guitar backbone within the hard-charging single from 2019's Boneshaker.
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Rig Rundown: Howling Giant

April 22, 2020
A Reverend V, two fiery British-voiced heads, and some tone-sizzling, time-bending stomps fire this warped comet rider into psychedelic spaces.
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Rig Rundown: Brendan Benson [2020]

April 15, 2020
A trip into the bona fide Raconteurs guitarist's inner lair of rare vintage acoustics, super vibey amps, and a few choice goldtops.
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Alcest’s Neige Describes a Place Where Blackness and Beauty Meet

February 25, 2020
The man behind the band that created blackgaze two decades ago discusses supernatural visions, his pragmatic approach to songwriting and tone, his love for the Jazzmaster, and his band’s new album, Spiritual Instinct.
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Peter Green's 1964 Marshall JTM45

January 29, 2020
Which also happened to be used by David Gilmour, Bob Marley, the Police, the Who, the Rolling Stones, and more!
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Rig Rundown: Bad Religion

October 23, 2019
What’s more punk rock than dueling, angry P-90s straight into classic Marshalls? Nothing!
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Marshall SV20C Studio Vintage Review

July 3, 2019
Plexi tone in a petite package.
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Rig Rundown: The Bouncing Souls

May 15, 2019
The seminal East Coast punks prove that beat-up guitars and undeniable hooks can keep a band touring the world for over three decades.
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Jazz Guitarist Joe Morris: Enhance the Risk

March 26, 2019
How an innovative player and instructor carved his own trail through the world of improvisation by inventing a unique vocabulary, making 135 albums, and creating a legacy of influence.
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First Look: Marshall SV20C Studio Vintage

March 18, 2019
PG's lovable picker John Bohlinger uses the Page formula (Les Paul and Tele) to test out the new 1x10 combo based on a heralded stadium-filling 1959 Super Lead.
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Rig Rundown: Nick Raskulinecz

March 13, 2019
Try to keep your skull glued on while geeking out on the gear the Grammy-winning producer uses to make epic albums with Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Deftones, Korn, Rush, Mastodon, and others.
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Rig Rundown: Tom Morello

February 13, 2019
Rock’s biggest “DJ” proves that, though his gear hasn't changed since the early ’90s, he still can rip out fresh ideas with ease and flair.
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Is Erik Rutan Death Metal’s Renaissance Man?

February 7, 2019
With ultra-high action, a scalding tone, a jackhammer rhythm hand, classical melody and dynamics, and mad production skills, the guitarist scales his personal “Mount Everest.”
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NAMM '19 - Marshall Studio Classic (JCM800 2203) and Studio Vintage (JMP 1959SLP) Demos

January 25, 2019
Two vaunted amp heads—the Super Lead and the JCM800—get distilled into impressive-sounding 20-watt incarnations with a smaller footprint, power scaling, and DI outputs.
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