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Twang 101 - Oct. 13 - Ex. 6

The cover of our June issue.

There’s logic and a process to how the artists we write about are selected, and how we strive to fulfill our commitment to serve the entire guitar community. Let us know how we’re doing.

Recently, we received a letter from a reader complaining that we didn’t write about enough artists that reader knew, so they were canceling their subscription. I was perplexed. Over the past few months, we’ve written about Kerry King, the Black Keys, Marcus King, the Melvins, the Black Crowes, Blackberry Smoke, Judas Priest, Steve Albini, Sleater-Kinney, and, in this issue, Slash, the Decemberists, and Richard Thompson. Hardly a cavalcade of the obscure. Plus, one of the reasons I started reading guitar and other music magazines when I was 16 was to find artists I didn’t know, and decades later I still love discovering new musicians who excite me.

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When is an overdrive more than an overdrive? When it touches on distortion and fuzz as well.

Wide range of dirty tones. Touches on the fuzz spectrum.

Can’t use boost circuit on its own.


Silktone Overdrive+


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Former bandmates of the late Steve Marriott unite to oppose plans by the Marriott Estate to release "new" recordings created with AI technology. A growing list of musicians in opposition include: Peter Frampton, David Gilmour, Robert Plant, and more.

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