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September 2017

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Tools for the Task: Headphone Amps

August 18, 2017
Ten easy-to-stow—and silent—solutions that’ll keep you practicing when inspired, and keep your family and neighbors happy when they aren’t inspired to listen.
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Mod Garage: The Triple-Threat, Solo Humbucker Wiring

August 18, 2017
Like to keep things simple? Here’s how to coax three sounds from a stripped-down guitar sporting one 4-conductor ’bucker.
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Staff Picks: A Little Help from Our Friends

August 17, 2017
Everyone needs a little guidance sometimes. Avenged Sevenfold’s Zacky Vengeance joins us as we recall the best advice received from a fellow player.
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Quick Hit: BSM Supreme

August 17, 2017
A Teutonic treble-booster master builds a Blackmore-inspired overdrive.
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Italia Maranello Cavo Review

August 16, 2017
A semi-hollow blast from the past with a nod to the modern.
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Tanglewood Java TWJP Review

August 15, 2017
A very pretty parlor guitar delivers midrange punch and unique tone colors from unusual tonewoods.
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The Black Angels: Left-Handed Path

August 14, 2017
The southpaw guitarists in this Austin band are pushing psych rock into the future with their new album, Death Song. (And they use a truckload of vintage gear.)
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Tuning Up: Small Thoughts in a Big World

August 14, 2017
PG’s Shawn Hammond shares how a random song and a chance encounter at Summer NAMM cut through the bullsh*t and helped reset his musical outlook (again).
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Speaker Geeks: Tone Is in the Cone

August 13, 2017
Discover how a speaker’s parts and assembly methods impact cone movement, and why this is important to guitarists.
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J. Rockett I.Q. Compressor Review

August 11, 2017
Effective EQ adds color and flexibility to a quiet and even-handed comp.
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Wand: “Bee Karma” Song Premiere

August 10, 2017
The L.A. rockers have a new guitarist, a new album, and this new song that comes with a dancing clown video.
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Glen Campbell: 1936–2017

August 9, 2017
The masterful guitarist and vocalist rose from session musician to superstar by fusing pop and country.
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David Nordschow Amplification DNA-800 Review

August 9, 2017
A light and tight bass powerhouse with an impressive design pedigree.
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Line 6 Variax Shuriken Review

August 8, 2017
A whole universe of guitar tones awaits in a modern metal-oriented modeling axe.
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Guitar Pickups 101

August 7, 2017
Confused by terms like alnico, Formvar, and pole pieces? Dive into our primer to discover the history and technology behind the electric guitar’s most essential component.
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On Bass: Siren Songs, Part 2

August 7, 2017
A further look into the stellar bass work behind some of the pop-country gems produced by Mutt Lange.
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Fuzzrocious Blast Furnace Review

August 6, 2017
Adventure awaits in an uncompromising, ultraviolent fuzz.
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BYOC Crown Jewel Review

August 4, 2017
Is this the most versatile overdrive ever?
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Ask Amp Man: Modding for Headphones and an Effects Loop

August 4, 2017
How to use a Super Reverb, with a slew of pedals quietly looped in, for late-night practice.
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Quick Hit: Rocket Surgeon Labs Seratone—Mood Altering Bass Fuzz

August 3, 2017
This fuzz box for bassists takes a pass on the clean and goes all-in on the dirt.
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