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November 2015

ARTICLES

Cap and (Pot) Trade

October 29, 2015
Pickup guru Frank Falbo on tweaking your guitar’s tone with nothing more than a soldering iron and a few components worth the change in your pocket.
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Quick Hit: EarthQuaker/Park Fuzz Sound

October 27, 2015
EQD's Tone Bender Mk III tweak is bassier, bossier, buzzy, and brutalizing.
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Soldering 101: A Step-by-Step Guide

October 26, 2015
Learn to solder like a pro in this easy-to-follow demonstration.
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JColoccia Big Cannoli Overdrive Review

October 25, 2015
A Brit-flavored overdrive that walks the fine line between rowdy and refined.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Hallmark Swept-Wing

October 23, 2015
A resurrected orange sparkle Hallmark Swept-Wing with a great backstory.
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Eagles of Death Metal’s Jesse Hughes: Special Forces Ringmaster

October 22, 2015
On musical wizards vs. magicians, the deceptive art of creating a sonic spectacle, and the greasy grooves laid down with best friend Josh Homme on Zipper Down.
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Mission Engineering Delta III Si Tri-Stage Distortion Review

October 22, 2015
A streamlined approach for boosted-to-fuzzy dirt tones.
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Tuning Up: A Call to Literate Guitar Dweebs

October 21, 2015
This isn’t a request for your resume. It’s a plea to build one.
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Mary Halvorson: There’s Something About Mary

October 20, 2015
A passion for Hendrix, Ornette Coleman, and a Guild archtop paired with a Rat and a delay fuel the avant guitarist’s fiery solo debut, Meltframe.
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Ask Amp Man: Taming a Twin Reverb

October 20, 2015
Can you reduce the power of a JBL-equipped Twin without sacrificing its signature sound?
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Iron Maiden: Out of Thin Air

October 19, 2015
Adrian Smith, Dave Murray, and Janick Gers discuss finding magic in the moment on their latest album, The Book of Souls.
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Dean Zelinsky Guitars Mule Bass Review

October 19, 2015
A unique new take on the J-bass formula.
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MXR M238 ISO Brick Review

October 18, 2015
A compact, quiet, flexible, and stress-reducing power supply.
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Tools for the Task: PAF-Style Pickups

October 16, 2015
Ten PAF-style options to freshen your tone.
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Peavey 6505 MH Review

October 16, 2015
One of Peavey’s most iconic amps is reborn as a brutish little beast.
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Dave Rawlings: Harmonic Monster

October 15, 2015
This crosspicking dazzler is one half of the finely tuned guitar machine created in tandem with Gillian Welch.
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Tone Tips: Modelers vs. Traditional Rigs

October 15, 2015
To model, or not to model? That depends on what type of player you are.
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Acoustic Soundboard: (Scale) Length Matters

October 14, 2015
String scale length certainly affects playability, but it also has a huge role in a guitar’s sound.
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Joe Bonamassa and the Three Kings

October 13, 2015
Remembering B.B., Albert, and Freddie with fiery playing—and an astonishing collection of guitars.
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GALLERY: Joe Bonamassa’s Three Kings Gear

October 13, 2015
The historic axes from the Three Kings tour.
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