Musical Instruments

Review Babicz Full Contact Telecaster Bridge – For the Tone Conscience Guitarists

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The Telecaster is one of the most iconic guitars on earth. The Telecaster was the first electric guitar to be mass produced and 65+ years later little has change in the design of the guitar. Most notably in the lack of change and innovation is the Telecaster bridge. The Telecaster took a giant leap forward […]

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Guitar Gear Review: Manlius Guitar Pickups T-Top Replica Neck Pickup

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First off, Mick is a great guy. Super friendly and super helpful. I can say that about several builders, and Mick is no exception. I always enjoy dealing with boutique shops that are ran by good people. Going with a T-Top Replica neck model was a decision based on the quest for neck pickups that […]

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Guitar Gear Review: Guitar Fetish Earl Slick “Old School” Humbucker Pickup Set

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Howdy folks! Since I couldn’t find any other reviews for this humbucker set I figured I should do my civic duty and provide a thorough as a review as I can. Here’s a brief overview of the pickups from the GFS website. “Slick Brand “Old School” pickups are hand aged humbuckers that recreate the look, […]

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CLIFF ‘EM ALL! Morley Releases the Cliff Burton Tribute Power Fuzz Wah

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Morley, makers of pedals and switches for musicians, in collaboration with Ray Burton (Cliff’s Father) have released a tribute version of the pedal that Cliff made famous, the Power Fuzz Wah. This is a combination classic Wah pedal with built in fuzz. The Wah has separate level control, the fuzz has level and intensity as […]

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Guitar Gear Review: Jackson Guitars – Official! USA PC1™ Phil Collen Signature

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The PC1 is a really fun guitar. With all the knobs and switches it might looks a little confusing, but that’s hardly the case. Far from a one-trick-pony, it’s not uncommon to see other artists also putting this bad boy to work. You get a mahogany body with a maple top and a nice chunky […]

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Hands On Review – The New SE Bass Line from PRS

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Long known for high quality guitars PRS has made a few unsuccessful attempts to launch a bass line, while the basses were well made their price point put them in the range of well established basses without offering anything unique.  PRS is looking to change that with the launch of two new basses in their […]

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Guitar Gear Review: Ghost Machine Guitars – I Wouldn’t Change a Thing

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Ghost Machine is a little ol’ guitar shop in Texas with the pedigree of decades in the field, using and abusing just about every brand known to players. As such, the guitars are built and meant to be played rather than be treated as museum pieces. Master grade selections of wood are used primarily for […]

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Guitar Gear Review: The Lindy Fralin Metal SHO Pickup Set – A Myriad of Metal Settings

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Lindy Fralin is known as a pickup guru. People flock to him for historic repairs and his unique spin traditional tone. Lindy Fralin’s pickups evoke certain words when described. Terms resembling clarity, musical, articulate and balance are typical descriptors. With the release of Fralin’s new Metal SHO (Super High Output) pickups, words akin to grind, […]

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Review: Suhr Custom SSH+ Bridge Model Humbucker Pickup

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John Suhr has been building guitars for 30 years and is renowned for his craftsmanship. At the price point for a Suhr guitar, I won’t even look at one on display for fear of cash being sucked out of my pockets. But at least we have the Suhr pickups, which are more affordable for mere […]

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AK Radio: Interview with Nothing More Guitarist Mark Vollelunga (Podcast)

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My interview with Nothing More guitarist Mark Vollelunga; such a rad dude who talks about everything from life on the road, to his favorite guitar that he beats on during his down time. Check out the band here NothingMore.net for tour info. Make sure to listen to their self-titled album and give these guys some support. […]

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Seymour Duncan Releases The Vise Grip Compressor    

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The Seymour Duncan Vise Grip Compressor is a studio-grade soft-knee compressor designed for guitarists who want to take control of the dynamics of their sound, from a subtle smoothing-out of peaks and valleys to the most squished and pinched extremes and everywhere in between. The Blend knob lets you add as much or as little […]

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Review DiMarzio X2N Guitar Pickup – A Claw Hammer Hitting Sheet-metal

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When it comes to heavy music we guitarists search endlessly for the next big thing. Ever since the first razor slashed speaker-cone we’ve been obsessed with finding new ways to make a chunk of wood sing like the song echoes in our heads. Of course, with such great emphasis on what magic piece of kit […]

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Review: ReWind Electric Guitar Pickups High Output Neck Humbucker

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ReWind describes this pickup as “At the hotter end of the vintage humbucker range ReWind’s highest output pickups, the High Output Set, are extremely harmonically rich. Woody and full sounding midrange with an open and articulate top end. The high output set has a somewhat single coil like voice for a clear and defined sound […]

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Review: B. C. Rich Mockingbird Pro X Custom – Quite Average with Tons of Upside

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I have very mixed feelings about this guitar. Over all this guitar gets very average marks. However, it does have the potential to be a monster axe. The B. C. Rich Mockingbird Pro X Custom with some tweaks could easily become your No. 1. Full disclosure I am a huge Mockingbird fan, I have a […]

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#Guitar Gear Review: Mojotone Black Magic Humbucker

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This is a great and versatile pickup. Now, I know what a few people might think: isn’t MojoTone that place that’s been selling parts for about 20 years? Yes. Yes, that’s the same place. Then a few years ago, they looked around and realized that they had all these parts there in front of them, […]

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Forget Being a Guitar Hero, We Show You How to be an Internet Guitar God

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At some point you heard a song and just knew that you had to pick up a guitar and learn how to play some bitchin riffs. This would be the answer to making you cool, becoming rich and famous, moving out of your mom’s basement and finally getting laid. You wandered into a guitar store and […]

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