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May 2018

ARTICLES

Reader Guitar of the Month: Sundial Fender Stratocaster

May 2, 2018
A reader enlists a young artist to help refinish his guitar with a custom paint job that tells a story.
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Staff Picks: Crazy Mods

April 20, 2018
A Perfect Circle’s Billy Howerdel joins editors in discussing some of the wildest guitar updates we’ve seen, as well as current musical obsessions.
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Massive FX G.O.A.F. Review

April 20, 2018
Massive FX pairs an octave-up effect with the rare and splendid Buzzaround circuit to create distinctive and potent fuzz.
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Webb Wilder: “New Day” Song Premiere

April 19, 2018
A roots-rock/Americana veteran shares a feedback-soaked preview from his upcoming collection of unreleased gems, Powerful Stuff!
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Tuning Up: A Chord, Perhaps, Mr. Creosote?

April 19, 2018
How guitarists are like the most disgusting character in Monty Python’s history.
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Quick Hit: Gamechanger Audio PLUS

April 18, 2018
Old-world piano design drives a forward-looking sustain pedal that opens up unexpected sonic possibilities.
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DIY: No-Brainer Mods!

April 17, 2018
How to transform four affordable axes—a Gretsch Jet Club, an Epiphone Les Paul SL, and a Squier Vintage Modified Jag and Precision bass—into absolute gems.
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Dr. Z Z-PLUS Review

April 17, 2018
A versatile low-watt monster with a whole lotta roar.
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Tools for the Task: Vintage-Voiced P-Bass Pickups

April 16, 2018
Give a P-style bass new life with an old-school sound by swapping in a set of vintage-flavored pickups.
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Pigtronix Mothership 2 Review

April 16, 2018
Badass synth tones from a petite pedal.
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Modulus Graphite Funk Unlimited RevOLite Review

April 13, 2018
Modulus is back with a flyweight bass that’s easy on the shoulders but heavy in tone—and couldn’t care less about how cold it is outside.
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Last Call: Worst Gig Ever

April 13, 2018
Fish cleaner, kissing bandit, parasite host, or bad-luck honky-tonk bass player?
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Tone Tips: Volume, Dynamics, Guitar

April 12, 2018
Let the guitar be the instrument it was meant to be, which is not a synthesizer.
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Quick Hit: Fender CN-60S

April 11, 2018
Nylon-string tones meet steel-string playability in this affordable entry-level model.
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Corrosion of Conformity Reclaims Its Crown

April 10, 2018
It’s been 13 years since the classic lineup of these purveyors of punishing Southern metal released an album, but now the quartet has returned with an ambitious and raw tour de force.
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The Recording Guitarist: The Limits of Loud

April 10, 2018
You can only pump up the volume so far.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Faking It

April 9, 2018
Does this crap guitar make me look authentic?
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Subdecay Vector Review

April 6, 2018
Analog dirt tones and digital control equal a crunchy to fuzzy to metallic distortion jack-of-all-trades.
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Ask Amp Man: Tone Tweaks for a Carvin Series III X

April 6, 2018
Bolstering an amp that boogied its way alongside the ’80s competition from Petaluma.
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Carmen Vandenberg: From BONES to Jeff Beck

April 5, 2018
An edgy 6-string neo-traditionalist uses classic Fender guitars to put the crunch in her own band, support a guitar legend, and stake out her mojo.
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