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Rig Rundown: Buddy Miller

July 3, 2019
Humor, great stories, and killer tones (courtesy of rare guitars and boutique amps) abound in this studio sit-down with one of contemporary Nashville’s most respected artists.
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Quick Hit: Xotic Super Sweet Booster Review

May 8, 2019
A dynamic boost that is way more than a one-knob wonder.
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Rig Rundown: Brothers Osborne

March 20, 2019
Country music’s leading guitar tandem shows us how they mix vintage axes and boutique pedals with high-powered amps and just a little bit of digital magic.
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PG Jams: Adrian Legg

February 26, 2019
The lauded fingerpicker visits our HQ to play some tunes and share details about his unorthodox technique, his one-of-a-kind guitar, and his expansive pedalboard.
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Pedal Alley 2019: Reader Boards

February 14, 2019
Whether it’s collections of old-school straightforward stomps or elaborate circuits for spacey experimentation, each year we’re blown away by the different pedalboard setups our readers come up with. Here’s a dozen for the tonal takeaway.
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Xotic Expands Pedal Line with the Super Clean Buffer and Super Sweet Booster

January 25, 2019
The SCB incorporates a class A preamplifier built around the famous JRC4558 chip.
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Xotic Introduces All-Brass Patch Cables

August 15, 2018
The All-Brass technology aims to provides a low noise/high performance audio signal.
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Xotic Introduces the California Classic XTC Series

August 3, 2018
A vintage-inspired line with custom-shop options.
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Rig Rundown: Johnny A.

July 25, 2018
Get inside the fuzz-laden setup used by one of guitardom’s most respected instrumentalists during his recent stint with the Yardbirds.
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Tools for the Task: Clean Boosts

March 16, 2018
Simple, yes, but a clean-boost pedal like the 10 here can do a lot more than a simple bump in dBs.
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NAMM '18 - Xotic Guitars XJ Pro, XJC, XSC 1 & XTC

January 28, 2018
The XSC and XTC guitars, and a J-inspired bass, join the company’s hand-built California Classic line. Plus, the new Japan-made Pro Vintage Bass and a mini, refined, limited-edition version of the popular Andy Timmons signature BB Preamp.
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Xotic Releases the Andy Timmons BB Preamp

December 11, 2017
The limited-edition model features ±15dB of gain with a two-band active EQ.
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Xotic Releases the XJPRO-1 5-String ProVintage Series Bass

December 5, 2017
The basses feature active/passive electronics, Hipshot tuners, and handwound Raw Vintage USA pickups.
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Xotic Effects Announces the AC/RC-OZ

August 24, 2017
A two-in-one pedal designed with input from famed jazz-rock guitarist Oz Noy.
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Rig Rundown: Eric Gales

March 29, 2017
A modern blues master takes us through his signature gear and gives some insight into his upside-down style.
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The Year in Gear 2016

November 28, 2016
Come with us, time travelers, as we revisit a year’s worth of axes, amps, stomps, basses, baritones, and other tools of our music-making trade—all deemed worthy of the Premier Gear Award.
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Xotic Effects Announces the Soul Driven AH

October 31, 2016
The pedal offers creamy boost and overdriven tones that enhance the harmonics while maintaining the transparency of your guitar tone.
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Raw Vintage Unveils RV-50 & RV-60 Single-Coil Pickups

October 28, 2016
The American-style pickups have vintage specs with alnico 5 magnets.
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Xotic Guitars Introduces the California Classic Series

July 15, 2016
These guitars feature nitrocellulose finish, premium grade roasted flame maple neck, and Raw Vintage handwound pickups.
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Xotic Effects Unveils the RC Booster V2

July 5, 2016
The adjustable +-15dB two-band active EQ allows players to dial in their sound with pinpoint accuracy.
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