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January 2015

ARTICLES

Stone Deaf Effects Trashy Blonde Paracentric Distortion Filter Review

January 29, 2015
Dynamic Marshall-style distortion meets powerful parametric EQ.
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Risen Legacy Review

December 12, 2014
This 50-watt head captures the best qualities of coveted non-master volume amps.
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Tools for the Task: Gigbags

December 12, 2014
Gigbag options for efficient and stylish protection when on the go with your guitar.
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Tone Tips: Rut Busters

December 11, 2014
Try these tips to navigate your way out of a playing rut.
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Chase Bliss Audio Wombtone Review

December 11, 2014
This customizable phaser is an all-you-can-eat buffet of swirling modulation flavors.
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Quick Hit: Tone Ranger Bustier

December 10, 2014
A powerful one-knob boost that packs plenty of gain.
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Steve Gunn: Drifter

December 9, 2014
The Kurt Vile sideman steps out of the shadows to talk about his evolution from suburban skate punk to world-wise roots Renaissance man.
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State of the Stomp: The Art of Placement

December 9, 2014
It’s not just how you play it—it’s where you put it.
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Brubaker JXB Standard Review

December 8, 2014
A respected luthier’s take on the classic J-style recipe—with added modern flavor.
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Tuning Up: Nip It in the Bud (No Excuses and No Regrets)

December 8, 2014
Our aspirations so often die a long, slow death by procrastination, perfectionism, and/or self-delusion. Here's what we can do about it.
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Quick Hit: Blackstar FLY 3

December 5, 2014
A mean little practice amp that streets under $75 and includes an onboard delay.
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Sean Lennon: Ghosts of Music Past, Present, and Future

December 4, 2014
Sean Lennon finds momentum in his psych-rock project with partner Charlotte Kemp Muhl.
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Bass Bench: The Hybrid Fretted/Fretless Electric Bass

December 4, 2014
Can bassists have two worlds at their fingertips?
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Acoustic Soundboard: Ladder-Bracing Revival

December 3, 2014
Ladder-bracing has an interesting foothold in the history, and future, of guitar making.
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Daniel Lanois: Sonic Alchemist

December 2, 2014
The celebrated producer and steel-guitar wizard reveals his secrets for coaxing futuristic sounds from vintage gear.
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D’Angelico EX-59 Review

December 2, 2014
Archtop luxury for the rest of us.
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Rory Block: Bones and Sockets

December 1, 2014
The slide guitarist completes her “Mentor Series” of albums, paying homage to the blues masters she began studying with as a teenager.
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Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: 1967 Quad-Pickup Ibanez 996 MaxiTone

December 1, 2014
When a trio of pickups just won’t do, try a quartet.
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Quick Hit: TC Electronic PolyTune 2 Mini Review

November 30, 2014
One of the best tuners around gets the shrink treatment.
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Fender Rascal Review

November 28, 2014
A vibey, one-off short-scale bass from Fender’s Custom Shop is now available as a production model.
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