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August 2015

ARTICLES

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Quick Hit: Eden MicroTour Review

July 7, 2015
A tiny bass amp for plug-and-play practice just about anywhere.
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Ruban Nielson

July 6, 2015
This tinkering guitarist’s philosophy is to sound unique by building his own gear.
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Quick Hit: Electro-Harmonix Good Vibes Review

July 5, 2015
Mike Matthews serves up intense, photocell-driven Uni-Vibe-style modulation at an accessible price.
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Tools for the Task: Acoustic Amps

July 3, 2015
Ten combos to help you cook up delicious acoustic tone.
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Lâg Tramontane Special Edition TSE701ACE Review

July 3, 2015
An extroverted Grand Auditorium—and a smooth-playing fingerstyle machine.
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Power Trip: A Guide to Power Tubes and Their Signature Sounds

July 2, 2015
Whether you’re shopping for a new amp or trying to coax different tones from one you’ve got, this comprehensive look at power tubes and their sonic traits is essential reading.
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Fishman Fluence Classic Humbuckers Review

July 1, 2015
Can Larry the Acoustic Guy’s newfangled pickup technology really deliver authentic PAF tones that rival boutique ’buckers?
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Sonny Landreth: Full Circle

June 30, 2015
For his 12th album, Bound by the Blues, the slide wizard revisits the soulful sounds that launched his career.
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Tone Tips: Keep It Musical

June 30, 2015
Serve the song by choosing substance over flash. You’ll be a better player for it.
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Tuning Up: Record or Die!

June 29, 2015
Forget the woodshed—invest in some cheap recording gear and witness the unparalleled power and wonder of the 21st-century studio.
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Backwoods Blackwater Filter Review

June 29, 2015
Dynamic, musical envelope filter proves there’s more to this effect than just the funk.
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TC Electronic Viscous Vibe Review

June 28, 2015
A compact, affordable Uni-Vibe-style pedal with downloadable textures and tones.
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Beyond Blues

Beyond Blues: Warren Haynes’ Southern-Fried Blues-Rock

June 27, 2015
Few guitarists are able to combine soul with a healthy amount of down-home rock like the Gov’t Mule frontman.
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Staff Picks: Grinding Gears

June 26, 2015
Denver Dalley of Desaparecidos joins us in venting about guitar-related pet peeves.
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Guitar Shop 101: Five Ways to Rock a Dremel

June 26, 2015
How to use a high-speed rotary tool for precision guitar repair.
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Richard Thompson: The Incomparable Alchemist

June 25, 2015
The iconoclastic virtuoso revisits his roots on a new album produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy.
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Orange OB1-500 Review

June 25, 2015
A 500-watt bass powerhouse that delivers clean to nasty with its “split-signal” design.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Guitar Finishes and Care 101

June 24, 2015
The pros and cons of the two most common acoustic-guitar finishes.
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Forgotten Heroes: Pops Staples

June 23, 2015
The gospel guitarist who took his tremolo-shaken country blues from Sunday mass to the masses.
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Quick Hit: Epigaze Audio Neutrino Review

June 23, 2015
Eliminate signal loss with this powerful buffer/boost combo.
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