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Gear Spotlight Round-Up

Check out this round-up of some of our favorite Gear Spotlights.


J. Rockett Audio Designs El Hombre

Three-knob overdrive gets a new twist in this homage to the famous bearded axe-slinger from Texas.

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Revv Amplification Shawn Tubbs Signature Tilt Overdrive Demo

Famed session player Shawn Tubbs’ new namesake overdrive offers a powerful EQ along with a beefy boost.

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PRS Fiore Demo

Mark Lettieri describes how his signature model was a true family affair.

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Revv Amplification Generator 120 MkIII Demo

The company's flagship amp packs a mind-boggling amount of features in a robust four-channel setup.

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Vola Guitars Vasti KJM Demo

French neo-soul artist Kaspar Jalily shows off his new signature semi-hollow’s neo-traditional soul.

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Revv Amplification G2 Demo

Watch Nashville ace Shawn Tubbs coax organic overdrive and boost tones out of the company's new limited-edition stomp.

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Maestro Pedals Demo

Maestro’s new line of affordable, vintage-flavored stomps covers all the bases from distortion to delay and more.

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Fishman Fluence Greg Koch Signature Series Gristle-Tone P90 Gear Demo

Watch the Gristle King himself rip on a set of his new high-tech P-90 pickups.

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Bose L1 Pro Series Demo - PG Gear Spotlight

The latest iteration of the company's portable line-array systems pack in a wealth of new features including an app that tailors the EQ specifically to your guitar.

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Aclam The Windmiller Preamp Demo

One of Pete Townshend's famed reverb units served as the inspiration for this powerful preamp.

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The Return of Johnny Cash—John Carter Cash Interview
The Return of Johnny Cash—John Carter Cash Interview on Johnny’s New Songwriter Album

The Man in Black returns with the unreleased Songwriter album. John Carter Cash tells us the story.

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A technicolor swirl of distortion, drive, boost, and ferocious fuzz.

Summons a wealth of engaging, and often unique, boost, drive, distortion, and fuzz tones that deviate from common templates. Interactive controls.

Finding just-right tones, while rewarding, might demand patience from less assured and experienced drive-pedal users. Tone control could be more nuanced.

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Danelectro Nichols 1966
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The Danelectro Nichols 1966, in spite of its simplicity, feels and sounds like a stompbox people will use in about a million different ways. Its creator, Steve Ridinger, who built the first version as an industrious Angeleno teen in 1966, modestly calls the China-made Nichols 1966 a cross between a fuzz and a distortion. And, at many settings, it is most certainly that.

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Blackstar's Class A, single-ended, 1x12 tube combo that pays homage to classic American amplifiers.

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The author standing next to a Richardson gunstock lathe purchased from Gibson’s Kalamazoo factory. It was used to make six necks at a time at Gibson in the 1950s and 1960s.

Keep your head down and put in the work if you want to succeed in the gear-building business.

The accelerated commodification of musical instruments during the late 20th century conjures up visions of massive factories churning out violins, pianos, and, of course, fretted instruments. Even the venerable builders of the so-called “golden age” were not exactly the boutique luthier shops of our imagination.

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