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February 2017

ARTICLES

Purling Hiss’ Mike Polizze: Post-Jimi Jammer

January 31, 2017
A Strat-wielding sonic shaman creates his own space and time continuum with his still-evolving trio and a uniquely modded vintage Ampeg amp on the new album High Bias.
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Quick Hit: TC Electronic Tailspin

January 29, 2017
A preposterously inexpensive analog vibrato that sounds and feels fantastic.
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Quick Hit: Foxpedal Defector Fuzz

January 27, 2017
A fun-to-play, redesigned take on classic Muff-style filth.
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Tone Tips: Thicken It Up!

January 27, 2017
Fatten up your sound with these tried-and-true tone roux recipes.
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Tuning Up: The (Sort of) Zen Art of Limiting in Order to Gain

January 26, 2017
Is your quest to amass an enviable gear collection hurting or helping your end game?
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Wren and Cuff Sonder Chorus/Tremolo Review

January 25, 2017
A tremolo-and-chorus combo becomes more than the sum of its parts.
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Meshuggah’s Mårten Hagström: A Higher Standard

January 24, 2017
The 8-string idol dishes on the metal gods’ back-to-basics new The Violent Sleep of Reason—as well as why he’s such a harsh critic of shred.
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The Recording Guitarist: The Narrow-Range Tuning Trick

January 23, 2017
A striking technique stolen from Sonic Youth.
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Mod Garage: Four Ways to Configure a 4-Conductor Humbucker

January 20, 2017
Unravel the mysteries of series, parallel, and coil-splitting wiring schemes.
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Stick Men: The Indeterminacy of Sticks

January 19, 2017
King Crimson paragon Tony Levin and composer/luthier Markus Reuter continue to redefine touch guitar—and bass—on Prog Noir.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: The Price of Tides

January 18, 2017
The prices for the most highly sought-after vintage guitars remain in outer space, but you can still spend plenty on bottom-barrel instruments from the same era—if you’re into that.
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Ernie Ball Ambient Delay Review

January 17, 2017
Expression pedal, delay, and reverb combine in an impressively practical and potent effect.
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On Bass: It’s All in the Approach

January 17, 2017
Overplaying bassists aren’t typically held in high regard, but there are ways to let your creativity shine through while still maintaining a solid foundation.
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Animals as Leaders: 16 Strings vs. the World

January 16, 2017
Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes reveal how, for the first time, they bypassed outside producers and collaborators to write, track, and mix their new album as a band.
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MXR EP103 Echoplex Delay Review

January 16, 2017
MXR impressively approximates Maestro EP-3 tones and dynamics in a simple, compact stompbox.
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Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Gary Rossington: Simple Man, Big Tone

January 15, 2017
A 6-string legend gets back to blues-rock basics in a new album with wife Dale Krantz, and shares the recipe for his fat, classic Les Paul sound.
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Dunlop CBM105Q Cry Baby Mini Bass Wah Review

January 13, 2017
The new Cry Baby for bassists proves big, tasty wah sounds can be tapped from a mighty small pedal.
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Ask Amp Man: Supercharging a Super Reverb

January 13, 2017
Six ways to beef-up the breakup on the classic Fender combo.
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Warpaint: The New Style

January 12, 2017
Emily Kokal and Theresa Wayman on chops, their affection for dissonant, trance-like melodies, and their latest album, Heads Up.
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Milkman Pint Review

January 12, 2017
A 10-watt amp that’s “class A” in every regard.
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