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Solid-State Smackdown: Six Vintage Transistor Amps

July 11, 2019
Silicon sluggers with brains and brawn for stage and studio.
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Rig Rundown: Dream Theater’s John Petrucci and John Myung [2019]

May 22, 2019
The progressive metal band’s sultans of shred talk about the gear on The Distance Over Time tour, including John Petrucci’s brand-new Music Man Majesty Series signature models and Myung’s potential 2020 signature bass.
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Ernie Ball Music Man Debuts Dustin Kensrue Artist StingRay

May 2, 2019
Thrice frontman's signature axe features a mahogany body, custom-wound EBMM humbucking and single-coil pickups, and a stereo output.
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Dream Theater: This Is Us

March 7, 2019
John Petrucci and John Myung embrace raw tones and spontaneous ideas on the band’s latest album, Distance Over Time.
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Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Special Bass Review

July 12, 2018
An iconic bass design undergoes a subtle yet significant refresh, both inside and out.
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St. Vincent & Ernie Ball Music Man Introduce 2018 Signature Guitar Models

June 14, 2018
Grammy award-winning artist St. Vincent and Ernie Ball Music Man, premier manufacturer of musical instruments, have announced additions to their critically acclaimed line of St. Vincent Signature Guitars.
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Ernie Ball Music Man Launches the Expression Tremolo Pedal and Updates the the StingRay4 and StingRay5

January 28, 2018
Updated improvements include an enhanced contour that is rounded for more comfort, a sculpted neck joint, and streamlined bridge and saddles.
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Together PANGEA: Okay with Not Having Sh!t Quite Figured Out

January 22, 2018
SoCal DIY garage-punks William Keegan, Danny Bengston, and Roland Cosio open up about cold, hard career realities and staying true to themselves on their catchy new LP, Bulls and Roosters.
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Rig Rundown: A Day to Remember

October 25, 2017
The adventurous metalcore crew explains how their guitar idols influenced their traditional-meets-digital setups.
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Rig Rundown: Together Pangea

October 11, 2017
The California rockers walk us through how they formulate hip garage-rock tones with some oddball vintage gear.
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Deep Purple’s Steve Morse: 'InFinite' Mastery

June 27, 2017
The guitar kingpin discusses the band’s new album, playing Ritchie’s licks, and his prodigious picking technique. He also offers two tips for every guitarist.
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Ernie Ball Music Man Announces 30th Anniversary StingRay5 Bass

February 21, 2017
The new anniversary edition sports a transparent buttercream finish with red tortoise-shell pickguard, and is highlighted by a roasted figured maple neck.
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Ernie Ball Music Man Caprice Review

December 16, 2016
Long known primarily for their classic active basses, the historic builder debuts a strong new passive 4-string.
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The Descendents’ Stephen Egerton: Pop-Punk Papa

October 18, 2016
How the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jeff Beck, stripped-down 6-strings, classical training, high-gain amps, and the rush of survival helped fuel the bands’ first album in 12 years.
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Rig Rundown: Tim Commerford

October 12, 2016
The Rage Against the Machine and Prophets of Rage bass hero shows us the dual-amp setup he uses to get huge tones with his WAKRAT project.
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Tim Commerford: Wakrat and the Power of Now

September 1, 2016
The celebrated Rage Against the Machine and Prophets of Rage bassist explains how his other band's in-your-face, jazz-inspired music is making him play better than ever.
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Rig Rundown: Toto's Steve Lukather

August 31, 2016
The top-shelf guitarist pulls back the curtain on the high-power amps, signature guitars, and boutique pedals he uses to power his live show.
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Rig Rundown: Johnny Hiland

April 27, 2016
One of Nashville’s hottest pickers demonstrates how he moves from snappy twang licks to ’80s rock and more.
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Ernie Ball/Music Man St. Vincent Review

February 4, 2016
A light, ultra-ergonomic solidbody with bold looks and tones.
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NAMM '16 - Music Man Modern Classic Cutlass & Stingray Demos

January 22, 2016
See and hear the Ball's newest pair of six-string beauties.
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