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November 2016

ARTICLES

Quick Hit: TC Electronic Wiretap Riff Recorder

November 1, 2016
This tiny stompbox recorder enables real-time riff capture and fast file sharing via Bluetooth.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Water’s War on Wood

November 1, 2016
Taylor Guitars master luthier Andy Powers explains weather and humidity's affects on guitars so you can help your instruments live less stressful lives.
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Parson 1975HW Review

October 31, 2016
A mid-’70s Marshall-style head at a budget-friendly price.
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Tone Tips: A Crash Course on Buffers

October 31, 2016
Preserve your core tone by strategically placing a buffer in your signal chain.
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Journey Instruments OB660 Review

October 30, 2016
Carbon-fiber construction and a removable/stowable neck make airline travel a cinch.
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Danelectro ’64 Review

October 28, 2016
Dano channels Semie Moseley’s design sensibilities in an updated take on a ’60s classic.
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Bass Bench: The Magic Truss Rod

October 28, 2016
How does the relentless pull of bass strings affect the mechanically weakest part of the instrument?
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Flower Power Trio: The Stargazer Lilies

October 27, 2016
Guitarist John Cep and bassist Kim Field plant roots in songwriting terra firma while expanding their universe with stereo Marshalls, myriad pedals, vintage gear, and influences ranging from Kevin Shields to bossa nova.
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Staff Picks: Note to Self

October 27, 2016
Mitski and PG editors go back in time and give guitar counsel to their younger selves.
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The Recording Guitarist: Let It Bleed

October 26, 2016
Learn how to not just accept but love mic leakage in the studio.
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Echoes from the Garage

October 25, 2016
How a savage ’60s movement changed guitar then and now.
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Demeter Tremulator Plus Review

October 25, 2016
A classic wobble box, revised and expanded.
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Fender Mustang Bass PJ Review

October 24, 2016
Fender refreshes a classic bass design with a versatile pickup configuration.
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Tuning Up: Vocal Cords—the Final Guitar Frontier?

October 24, 2016
You’ve spent your life learning from 6- and 4-string idols. Now it’s time to listen to the singer.
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Tools for the Task: 3x3 Replacement Tuning Machines

October 23, 2016
If you can’t blame a tuning issue on the other usual suspects, it might be time to consider swapping out your machines.
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Guild S-200 T-Bird Review

October 21, 2016
The high-flying bird from the ’60s soars again in an authentic but more affordable guise.
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Ask Amp Man: Fattening Up a Vox AC30C2X

October 21, 2016
Find out how redirecting resistors and adding a DPDT switch to your Brit combo will yield bigger tones and more control.
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F.E.A.R Monger: Marillion’s Steve Rothery

October 20, 2016
Armed with uncommon axes and amps, a raft of stompboxes, and mojo borrowed from his 6-string heroes, the veteran prog-rocker creates a world of vivid soundscapes on the band’s new crowd-funded album.
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Cort B5 Plus AS Review

October 20, 2016
A modern 5-string with classic features brings the booty without busting the bank.
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On Bass: The Challenges of Travel

October 19, 2016
For bassists on the road, size does matter.
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