November 2018

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ARTICLES

Quick Hit: Dusky Mandorla

May 22, 2018
A great amp builder builds a boost that—surprise—feels like a seamless extension of your amplifier.
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Wizard of Odd: The Weird and Wonderful FujiGen PP Electrics

May 22, 2018
In a world awash with Tele and Strat remakes, it’s fun to stumble across quirky outliers.
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Signal to Noise: The Binary Soul of Electric Guitar

May 21, 2018
In his new column, Fryette Amplification's head honcho riffs about taking a holistic view of the instrument.
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Quick Hit: Ampeg Opto Comp

May 21, 2018
Three knobs and an optical circuit brew up mellow analog compression that fills out tone rather than choking it.
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Tools for the Task: Tune-o-matic-Style Bridges

May 18, 2018
Cross the bridge to a simple and effective guitar makeover by upgrading your axe’s string-supporting infrastructure.
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Cort GB75JH Review

May 17, 2018
Cort delivers a 35"-scale, 5-string beast of a bass that offers snap, pop, and sustain galore through a smart pickup combo and mindful construction.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Where the “Wild Dog” Roams

May 17, 2018
If a guitarist plays rhythm while toggled to the treble setting on a Les Paul, does it make a sound?
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Tone Tips: Blurring Lines

May 16, 2018
Guitarists are already living in a brave new world of effects and guitar-related technology, so where is it going next?
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Graham Coxon: The Curious Flights of an Art-Pop Aerialist

May 15, 2018
Blur’s shape-shifting guitar wizard scores the soundtrack to The End of the F***ing World and reflects on a career as a superstar art-punk, fingerstyle folk ace, and noise-pop maven.
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Orange Brent Hinds Terror Review

May 14, 2018
The Mastodon mayhem lord’s signature amp dishes killer clean tones as readily as filthy ones.
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Trash or Treasure: Charvel Doubleneck Surfcaster

May 14, 2018
A treasure designation is an easy call for this rare, doubleneck version of Charvel’s nod to surf-music culture and detour from hot-rodded metal machinery.
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Ask Amp Man: Adding Gain to a Tired Regal R-1160

May 11, 2018
Transforming a vintage pedal platform into a powerful player.
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Quick Hit: Lovell Shakey

May 11, 2018
Myriad subtleties lurk within this lovely-sounding pedal named after Neil Young’s filmmaking alter ego.
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Lords of the Springs

May 10, 2018
Vintage-gear guru Tony Miln scours the outlands of outboard effects for 20 spring reverbs that promise ultimate ambient power.
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Last Call: The Ups and Downs of Touring

May 10, 2018
Embracing whatever life on the road brings.
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Tuning Up: “Hi, Please Throw Away My New Album”

May 9, 2018
Eight reasons why your music might not be getting the attention you crave.
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Ry Cooder: American Reverence

May 8, 2018
After more than 50 years of making music, Ry Cooder returns to his roots with The Prodigal Son, a trenchant spiritual quest that shows he’s still fascinated as ever by the deep mystery of how music connects us to one another.
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Land Devices HP-2 Review

May 8, 2018
This fine Harmonic Percolator derivative leaves you wondering why the circuit remains a relative secret.
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Hü Tonelabs Psychlone Jr. Review

May 7, 2018
Custom-shop style and quality collide in a unique axe that references Fender and Gibson via George Jetson and Lindy Fralin.
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On Bass: Entering the Reggae Trance

May 7, 2018
Stirring up your skill set with some reggae technique will do plenty more than simply allow you to play the genre.
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