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October 2016

ARTICLES

The Art of the Ensemble: Crafting Awesome Arrangements

October 15, 2016
A great song consists of more than just notes and rhythms. Here’s how to put the pieces together to create that extra sonic magic.
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Davy Knowles: 'Three Miles from Avalon' Full Album Premiere

October 13, 2016
The bluesman goes back to basics with his coalescing live band to capture a raw, late-’60s vintage vibe on his third solo LP.
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Episode 7 - Gear-Theft Horror Stories

October 10, 2016
In the latest Conversations in the Key of Life podcast, Esoterica Electrica columnist/Hamer Guitars cofounder Jol Dantzig recounts the theft of the first Hamer bass, and PG fan Caleb Keeter recalls his double-whammy nightmare.
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Cram Session: Sweep Picking

October 8, 2016
Ten exercises to help you master blazing-fast pick runs.
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CAST Engineering Casper Delay Review

October 7, 2016
Analog feel in a high-headroom digital delay.
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Andy Reiss and His Barney Kessels: A Love Story

October 6, 2016
The Time Jumpers guitarist talks about how he fell for a rare Gibson model, his instrument lineup for the group’s new album, and playing in a four-guitar band with Vince Gill, Ranger Doug, and steel giant Paul Franklin.
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GALLERY: Riot Fest 2016

October 4, 2016
See what guitars and basses the punks, metalheads, and hardcore rockers used during the Windy City’s other 3-day festival.
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Boss CE-2W Waza Craft Chorus Review

October 4, 2016
The standard-bearer chorus returns as a more multifaceted modulation machine.
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DOD Looking Glass Overdrive Review

October 3, 2016
Transparency equals flexibility in a sweet-sounding and dynamic drive unit.
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Tone Tips: Echo and the Dirty Amp

October 3, 2016
Pedal order does matter, but cool things can happen when you buck the norm.
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TWA WR-3 Wah Rocker Review

October 2, 2016
This new take on the vintage Guyatone WR3 Wah Rocker provides transportation to Funkytown for bassists and guitarists.
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MXR Reverb Review

September 30, 2016
A compact digital reverb that delivers deep tones and shape-shifts with ease.
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Trash or Treasure: Fender Tex-Mex Stratocaster

September 30, 2016
Identifying a 1990s MIM Strat through the process of elimination.
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Kevin Morby’s Unfancy Sparkle

September 29, 2016
A Brooklyn singer-songwriter makes an acoustic psychedelic album, Singing Saw, using cheap flattops, a Fender Jaguar named Dorothy, studio savvy, and—yes—an actual singing saw.
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Ibanez Analog Delay Mini Review

September 29, 2016
This little purple prize packs classic sounds in a bulletproof and super-affordable package.
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Boss VO-1 Vocoder Review

September 28, 2016
The pedal giant's newest makes the talk box compact and easy.
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Six-String Solace

September 27, 2016
Premier Guitar talks to certified music therapists across the U.S. about their specialized approaches to using guitar as an instrument of healing.
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TC Electronic Sub ’N’ Up Octaver Review

September 27, 2016
The far reaches of octave-effect capabilities are made accessible via this compact new digital box.
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Ask Amp Man: Upping the Gain on a Super Reverb

September 26, 2016
How to get more drive with a simple mod.
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EarthQuaker Devices Avalanche Run Review

September 26, 2016
Digital expansiveness and inviting, expressive functions add up to a potent, outer-limits echo instrument.
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