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The Peerless Retromatic: A Star Is Born

Retro rock appeal and vintage tone in a compact package

 

By Alex Baker

 

The newly-unveiled Retromatic from Peerless Guitars might just be the first new guitar to get us excited in 2013.

 

Peerless is a well-regarded manufacturer of acoustic guitars that also specializes in smaller body, thinline electric guitars.

 

With its distinctive, stylish headstock, the Retromatic features a truss-rod cover, and pick guard design… Read More

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The Cult of Gretsch: Billy Duffy White Falcon

It is with great pleasure that Gretsch is releasing the G7593T Billy Duffy White Falcon guitar, which has immediately become one of the most unique and bewitching White Falcon guitars ever made. Featuring much of what Falcon fans hold dear, The Cult guitarist’s inimitable instrument has several unique aesthetic differences that separate it from the rest of the “Falcon” flock, namely its period-correct ’70s Baldwin-era styling, pure White gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish, V-shaped Falcon headstock, Silver Sparkle binding, custom wound hot “Black Top” Filter’Tron pickups with three-point adjustable ’70s-style metalRead More

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Amplitude Jimi Hendrix: The Coolest Guitar App of 2012?

New iPad/iPhone app models legendary Guitar God’s tone

 

By Alex Baker

 

Certainly the coolest guitar app we’ve come across this year is the Amplitude Jimi Hendrix, a new app that models Hendrix’s tone and actual amp set-up. The app was created by IK Multimedia, a company that makes some of the best apps out there for guitars, keyboards, vocals, and more.

 

The Amplitude Jimi Hendrix app features two historically accurate models of… Read More

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Holiday Gift Tip: Pedaltrain 2

Lightweight, solid, and highly portable unit keeps pedals in line

 

By Alex Baker

 

Stompboxes!

 

Guitarists can’t get enough of them, which is fine provided they can find a way to manage all of them.

 

However this is easier said than done and for many guitarists setting up for a jam session, to record, or play a gig, can seem like rewiring a toaster with all the carefully ordered connections needed to properly configure your various pedals. The solution is… Read More

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Holiday Gift Tip: Marshall’s 50th Anniversary Rock Trivia Board Game

The Rock Science Marshall Amplification 50th Anniversary Board Game

 

By Alex Baker

 

Marshall amplification recently celebrated its 50th anniversary as the leading name in electric guitar amplification. To honor the esteemed British amp makers, Rock Science released the Marshall Amplification 50th Anniversary board game on December 1. The game is available, both online and at Guitar Center locations across the country.

 

Contained in a box designed to look like a Marshall amp head,… Read More

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Holiday Gift Tip: Pigtronix FAT Drive Pedal

Analog tube overdrive sound comes in cool retro stompbox

 

By Alex Baker

 

Looking for that perfect holiday gift for the guitarist who has everything? Maybe you should consider the FAT Drive Pedal from Pigtronix.

 

If you’re looking for classically overdriven blues guitar tone with rich saturation and an abundance of analog warmth (and who doesn’t like analog warmth at the holidays?) this is a great pedal for you. Pigtronix take a futuristic approach to analog and the FAT Drive features multiple… Read More

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