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April 2016

ARTICLES

Allen Eden 1987 Review

April 1, 2016
This entry-level shred machine flirts with greatness at a rock-bottom price.
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State of the Stomp: In Defense of Noise

April 1, 2016
In the real world, noise happens.
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Janet Feder: Prepared for All Genres

March 31, 2016
A free-thinking experimental guitarist talks about creating surprising sounds with her baritone guitars, sans stompboxes, on her adventurous new album, THISCLOSE.
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Echopark F-1 Fuzz Review

March 31, 2016
Vintage voodoo and rich tones abound in this dual-transistor germanium fuzz.
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Ben Harper’s Arresting Developments

March 30, 2016
With his Innocent Criminals back together for a new album, Call It What It Is, the lap slide guru talks about his roots, songwriting, collaboration, and the mysteries of reggae and Neil Young.
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Quick Hit: Vick Audio V-2 Distortion

March 29, 2016
Vick Audio’s take on an elusive and pricey Pete Cornish classic churns up buttery, delicious overdrive and low- to mid-gain distortion.
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What Bohlinger Plays: Scotty Moore-Style Banjo Rollin'

March 29, 2016
The Lee Brice sideman straps on a stunning Gretsch White Falcon and shows you how to invoke Elvis Presley’s legendary sideman with a series of galloping pull-offs you can use in I–IV–V progressions.
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Steve Dawson “Driver’s Wheel” Video Premiere

March 28, 2016
The roots guitar wizard previews his upcoming album with a stunning solo performance on Weissenborn lap steel and vocals.
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Recording: Going Mobile

March 28, 2016
Configured with the right accessories and apps, today’s smartphones, tablets, and laptops let you track virtually anywhere you happen to be. Here’s what you need to know.
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Quick Hit: Chellee Odie Classic Overdrive

March 27, 2016
Diode switching, enhanced EQ voicing, and wide-ranging controls conspire in an overdrive of expansive potential.
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Guitar Shop 101: The ABCs of Output Jacks

March 25, 2016
Passive pickups, active electronics, and acoustic-electric guitars with dual-pickup sources all require different types of output jacks. Do you know how to wire them up?
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Wolfmother’s Andrew Stockdale

March 24, 2016
The alpha guitarist on building riffs, calling the shots, and borrowing mega-rock-producer Brendan O’Brien’s guitars for his band’s new album, Victorious.
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Trash or Treasure: A Pre-Fender Fender

March 24, 2016
A visit to a yard sale and $50 yield a rare amp with some very cool history behind it.
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John Jorgenson: Many Moods, Magic Fingers

March 22, 2016
On his epic triple-disc set, Divertuoso, the multi-instrumentalist dives deep into bluegrass, jazz manouche, hot-rod country, and instrumental rock.
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Last Call: “Do Not Fear Mistakes. There Are None.”

March 22, 2016
The artist’s path has hurdles. Don’t get caught up on them.
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Jeff Healey 'Heal My Soul' Album Premiere

March 21, 2016
The late blues-rock magician with a unique 6-string style continues to make scalding magic via a brand-new album of previously unreleased studio recordings.
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Ventura Valve Amps VVA50 Review

March 21, 2016
An ultra-versatile boutique head at a musician-friendly price.
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Quick Hit: Korg Pitchblack Custom

March 20, 2016
A sleek, space-age-looking tuner that performs as good as it looks.
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Tuning Up: Burn Your Woodshed (Gambling and the Creativity Paradox)

March 18, 2016
What science says about the likelihood of you hitting guitar gold.
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Warwick Rockbass Adam Clayton Artist Line Review

March 17, 2016
Warwick brings a less-expensive version of their Adam Clayton Custom Shop signature model bass to the table.
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