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August 2019

ARTICLES

Last Call: Live, Without a Net

July 16, 2019
Take time to pick the strawberries.
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Quick Hit: Laney Mini-Bass-NX Review

July 15, 2019
What’s smaller than a half-loaf of bread, runs on batteries, and just may inspire you to practice more?
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Audient Sono Review

July 14, 2019
A recording interface packed with guitar-friendly features.
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Tools for the Task: Coiled Cables

July 12, 2019
Ten leads primed to handle the bridge between your guitar and what you’re plugging into—with a twist.
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Solid-State Smackdown: Six Vintage Transistor Amps

July 11, 2019
Silicon sluggers with brains and brawn for stage and studio.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: The Headless Minimalist

July 11, 2019
A Steinberger fan builds guitars out of unlikely materials, including nylon fishing line wrapped around the neck for frets.
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Rocket Surgeon StarLifter Review

July 10, 2019
A combination preamp/DI with a host of goodies takes bass tone-sculpting to celestial heights.
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Doug Wamble’s Folked-Up Jazz

July 9, 2019
Drawing on blues, gospel, bluegrass, and soul, and playing archtop slide, the guitarist mixes American music traditions to create the distinctive sound of his new multi-album project, 9 for ’19.
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Tone Tips: Planning Your Route

July 9, 2019
Parallel versus series routing, and how your choice impacts your effects palette.
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Eventide Rose Review

July 8, 2019
A vibey echo box with vast sonic range.
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Dimed and Dangerous: The Gentle Brute’s Guide to Troubleshooting

July 8, 2019
Don’t be afraid to use some carefully applied force to get results—on vintage Teles or funky tubes.
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Quick Hit: Keeley DDR Review

July 7, 2019
A few of Keeley’s greatest hits reimagined and packed into a supremely useful box.
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PRS SE Paul’s Guitar Review

July 5, 2019
Paul Reed Smith’s own vision for the ultimate guitar comes in at an incredibly affordable price.
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Jimmie Vaughan: Emperor of Tone

July 4, 2019
The guitar legend keeps his classic sound and style close to the bone on his new Baby, Please Come Home, fortifying his reputation with his beloved Strats, ’59 Bassman reissues, and hotel room keys.
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Warwick RockBass Idolmaker Review

July 4, 2019
A 5-string rock machine with a unique look serves up a variety of tones.
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Bass Bench: Sonic Purity and Amp Topology

July 4, 2019
Is it okay to judge an amplifier by its class?
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Marshall SV20C Studio Vintage Review

July 3, 2019
Plexi tone in a petite package.
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Captain Kirk Douglas: Branching Out

July 2, 2019
The Roots guitarist takes a musical turn he’s long hinted at with his heavy-rock solo project, Hundred Watt Heart: a loud, funky power trio of the first order.
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Album Spotlight: BONES UK

July 2, 2019
The London duo who wrote Loud Hailer with Jeff Beck releases a visceral debut LP with a singularity that shows how guitar can alchemize with EDM.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: When Uncool Becomes Cool

July 1, 2019
Grading the hip factor of rig components for those who cannot remember the past.
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