Guitars articles

  • Yamaha F370 Review
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    Yamaha F370 Review - Folk in Tune

    03/03/14

    We took this new, inexpensive dreadnaught from Yamaha for a test drive. Here's what we found.

  • Palmer Automat Review
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    Palmer Automat Review - Distautowah

    02/24/14

    On the occasion of our recently published Palmer Mutterstolz distortion pedal review, your favorite website decided to revisit some of the German brand's Root Effects, and here we review Automat, an analog distortion/auto-wah that saw the light of day in February 2012.

  • Doubling Made Easy
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    Doubling Made Easy - What is a fat guitar sound and how do I reproduce it?

    02/23/14

    One of the most powerful ways to make a track sound bigger and more impactful is by doubling it. The quintessential example of this is the doubled rhythm guitar part, which can really fatten the sound of your mix, and help make the stereo image feel nice and wide throughout the song. But it’s not just rhythm guitar. Doubling is also used to great …

  • Gadgets for Guitar Players
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    Gadgets for Guitar Players - 10 Cool Accessories for Every Guitarist

    02/21/14

    Guitarists are well-known for their countless effects pedals, exotic strings and other not-always-indispensable thingamajigs. So, here's a list of 10 useful and/or eccentric toys that you can buy without going broke.

  • TC Electronic Ditto X2 Review
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    TC Electronic Ditto X2 Review - The Return of the Same Thing

    02/20/14

    Following up on the success of the original Ditto, which had only two controls, TC strikes again with the X2, featuring more than twice that. Can it give the final blow to its competitors in the not-too-expensive loopers market?

  • Palmer Mutterstolz Review
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    Palmer Mutterstolz Review - Make Your Mamma Proud

    02/13/14

    Back in the day when fluorescent colors were in fashion, amps resembled fridges, all the songs on the radio had a guitar solo after the second chorus, and the Berlin Wall was still standing (Bingo!, the '80s), German brand Palmer made a name for itself among guitar players with products such as the very popular PI-03 speaker simulator in rack form…

  • Impressive Compression
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    Impressive Compression - The Best Compression Pedals for Guitar and Bass

    02/11/14

    For those who have a tendency to hammer their electric or bass guitars with a heavy attack, or can't play consistent rhythm parts throughout an entire song, a compressor might be the solution. A compression pedal might also prove to be very practical in many cases when you want boost the volume of your instrument or add sustain.

  • Slide Guitar Quick-Start Guide
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    Slide Guitar Quick-Start Guide - Basic techniques for slide guitar playing

    02/10/14

    Here are the essential techniques and basic information you need to get started playing slide guitar

  • Exclusive Line 6 AMPLIFI 150 Review
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    Exclusive Line 6 AMPLIFI 150 Review - The Blue-Toothed Combo

    01/28/14

    Line 6 enters the Bluetooth era with the new AMPLIFI series, which combines multimedia speakers and a modeling combo in a single box.

  • Gibson N-225 Review
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    Gibson N-225 Review - Gibson's Fine Ear

    01/18/14

    Gibson, to whom we own a lot of legendary guitars, decided to introduce several months ago a guitar with an original shape (something that doesn't happen every day): the N-225. With a hybrid look halfway between the SG, Les Paul standard and the ES series, we just couldn't resist it...