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August 2017

ARTICLES

Dustin Wong: Complex Simplicity

August 3, 2017
The avant-garde player reveals his looping techniques and explains why he limits his pedal acquisitions to about two per year.
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Quick Hit: Trace Elliot Transit-A

July 21, 2017
Robust EQ makes this portable preamp and effects solution an acoustic gigging ally.
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Martin 0-18 Review

July 20, 2017
A venerable Martin design returns, brimming with elegance, punch, class, and sass.
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Bill Collings: 1948–2017

July 19, 2017
A fellow guitar builder pays fond tribute to a giant of modern lutherie.
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All About Speakers

July 19, 2017
Everything you need to know before diving into speaker swapping—one of the easiest, most impactful gear changes you could possibly make.
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Newman 6-String Review

July 18, 2017
Can’t you hear Keith knocking?
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Bill Laswell: Four Strings, Zero Limits

July 17, 2017
The bassist and producer uses primal building blocks—a vintage Fender P, R&B roots, and repetition—to create an aural amalgamation of punk, metal, world music, and outrageous improv.
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Hughes & Kettner GrandMeister Deluxe 40 Review

July 16, 2017
Tube potency meets programmability in a super-flexible 40-watt monster.
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7 Sleeper Vintage Amps That Bring the Noise

July 14, 2017
Discover these pawnshop beauties by Airline, Teisco, Yamaha, Harmony, Ace Tone, Hohner, and McKinney.
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Electro-Harmonix Bass Clone Review

July 13, 2017
EHX puts the soul of their classic chorus into a box built for bassists.
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Tools for the Task: Wireless Guitar Systems

July 12, 2017
Cut the cord and run wild and free.
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Algiers: Fever Pitch

July 11, 2017
The punk-gospel rockers share tricks for getting killer guitar sounds, and discuss what’s brewing on their thematically potent, musically heavy new album, The Underside of Power.
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On Bass: Siren Songs

July 11, 2017
You might be non-country to the core, but there’s a lot that can be gleaned from some of the bass work in modern pop-country music.
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Black Wing Amplification Screamin’ Eagle 50 Review

July 10, 2017
A handbuilt setup that combines crystal-clean headroom with more than enough flavors of rich distortion.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Stripped SG Special

July 10, 2017
A Virginia guitar tweaker strips down and tricks out a late-model SG.
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Quick Hit: Curtis Novak Jazzmaster Widerange Set

July 9, 2017
The former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist and frequent Fender Custom Shop collaborator hits a homer with these must-try pickups for JM nuts.
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Hilbish Design Beta Review

July 7, 2017
The spirit of the Sunn Beta is reborn in Nate Hilbish’s loud and lovingly executed homage.
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Speaker Geeks: Oh! The Damage Done

July 7, 2017
Learn how to patch a torn speaker cone and how to avoid voice-coil rub and frozen speaker syndrome.
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DIY: Build Your Own Rotary Speaker!

July 6, 2017
Dig those head-spinning tones? Here’s a step-by-step guide for making your own Leslie-inspired cabinet.
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Trash or Treasure: Is Restoring a Non-Stock ’61 SG Special Worth $4,000?

July 6, 2017
When a '61 doesn’t have a whole lot of ’61 left, a tough decision is required.
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