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December 2017

ARTICLES

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Walrus Audio ARP-87 Review

November 16, 2017
Tap tempo is king in a multi-voiced digital delay with creative echo-shaping controls.
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Quick Hit: Radial Tonebone Texas Pro Review

November 14, 2017
Multiple shades of overdrive and boost come alive in a compact stomp built to last.
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Bass Bench: Pondering the Cabinet Conundrum

November 14, 2017
Should bassists pay more attention to the humble speaker enclosure?
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Death from Above’s Jesse Keeler: Like an Ant Looking at the Moon Through a Cloud

November 13, 2017
How the unpredictable bassist uses a guitaristic approach and modern effects to craft the dance-punk duo's wild, wide-eyed sounds.
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Tools for the Task: Volume Pedals

November 12, 2017
Ten volume pedal options aimed at making guitarists feel swell.
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Mod Garage: May the Phase Be with You

November 10, 2017
Use this “traffic light” table to avoid potential issues when combining single-coils from different manufacturers in one guitar.
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Fender ’64 Custom Deluxe Reverb Review

November 9, 2017
A long-overdue handwired classic knocks it out of the park with tones and no-brainer mods that more than justify the price.
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Tuning Up: Fingertip Trips & the Rule of the Thumb

November 8, 2017
How exploring guitardom’s least-talked-about picking technique can humanize your playing and open vast new vistas in your repertoire.
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Hughes & Kettner Era 1 Review

November 7, 2017
A mainstay rock ‘n’ roll amplifier maker delivers an impressive acoustic surprise.
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Gear of the Year 2017

November 7, 2017
Another year, another dazzling parade of pedals, guitars, amps, modelers, and accessories that made our noggins spin.
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Quick Hit: SviSound Techno-FA Review

November 6, 2017
This pint-sized, Premier Gear-winning analog phaser gives all but the most full-featured swooshers a serious run for their money.
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Tone Tips: Effecting the Future

November 6, 2017
Scratching the surface of an eternal question for guitarists: What is left to discover in the guitar-effect universe?
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Trash or Treasure: Gibson B-25N

November 5, 2017
A small-body Gibson acoustic from the late ’60s appears to have weathered the decades better than many others in its model line.
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Boss GT-1B Review

November 3, 2017
A Pandora’s box full of tools and effects that might move a bassist to the front of the stage.
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Axes & Artifacts: Nancy Wilson's 1978 PRS 12-String

November 3, 2017
Gruhn Guitars' Greg Voros shows us a pristine, one-of-a-kind axe built for Heart's veteran rocker.
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Cyber Sensei: Mateus Asato

November 2, 2017
A social-media sensation and monster guitarist reveals how he went from posting videos on Instagram to touring the world as a sideman for big-name pop artists.
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Quick Hit: Fluid Audio Strum Buddy Review

November 2, 2017
Look ma! There’s an amp on my guitar!
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Ask Amp Man: Beefing Up a Fender Deluxe Reverb Reissue

November 1, 2017
How to add reverb and tremolo—and new tonal colors—to the “normal” channel of a workhorse amp.
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The Recording Guitarist: Crafting Countermelodies

October 31, 2017
The perfect part may be closer than you think.
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Jackson Audio Prism Review

October 30, 2017
Three badass boosters in one shiny box.
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