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Electric Guitar Body Wood – Does it Matter?

Acoustic guitar builders love wood. They can’t get enough of it. Not just the right species of wood, but the perfect tree or cut or assembly all make huge differences in the sound of the finished product. That’s why folks like Collings, whose wood stockpile is pictured above, will talk at great length about the wood […]

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Little Looper Shootout

In the past year, and especially very recently, we’ve seen several new loop pedals hit the scene.  All of them boast a very small footprint and super simple operation.  Oh, and low prices!  With each pedal seemingly so stripped down you might wonder what the difference there is between them.  We’re here to help sort […]

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Judging Books By Their Covers Pt. 5

I may have said this before.  It’s impossible that I haven’t said this before.  My most hated guitarist BS saying is this one: Tube amps produce a second order harmonic which is naturally more pleasing to the human ear.  Solid State amps will never sound as good for that reason. For every genius who has […]

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Tremolo Pedals That Rock & Features That Matter

I say over and over how I love tremolo.  Thankfully, I’m not nearly alone on this one.  Along with the explosion of craft effects builders, there has been a renaissance of tremolo.  The problem is, there are now too many choices that range from “never leaving my pedal board” to “this POS isn’t even worth […]