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Xaviere, Reviews »

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

[youtube:iJ1SKPlqfQ0] This is one of a series of budget guitars being made in China for Guitarfetish, a guitar company operating out of Massachusetts. I met with Jay Abend, the owner of Guitarfetish, a few months prior to these guitars coming out. We looked at prototypes that were being worked on fo... [More]

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Tech 21, Reviews »

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

With a history of nearly 20 years in the analog modeling world, you would figure Tech 21 to be a nearly household name among guitarists. Yet somehow the company has largely fallen between the cracks of the tube purists and digital devotees. The U.S.A made Tri-A.C. is one of a long line of Tech 21's ... [More]

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SX, Reviews »

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

After reviewing the SX SST Ash P90 in our premier issue, I've been wanting to take a few other SX models for a test drive. I'm not a huge fan of tremolo bridges, so when I saw the SX SST57 Stop Tail model I was very intrigued… Upon arrival, I immediately began looking for the tell tale signs ... [More]

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Articles »

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

  Math and physics constantly amaze me. I remember being in school daydreaming as the teacher would lecture topics which could have been in another language as far as I cared. My friends and I rolled our eyes repeating the mantra “we’ll never use this stuff in the real world!&rdquo... [More]

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Reviews, Stadium »

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

The Stadium ST420AB is a rebranded Shine guitar. Shine, in addition to selling guitars under their own brand, provide OEM guitars for quite a few American companies, most notably Douglas guitars. I'm a sucker for semi hollow bodies and when I first set eyes on this guitar, I was salivating to strap ... [More]

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Editorial & Misc »

Tuesday, April 1, 2008 | 0 Comments

We are a consumption-based society which historically has used resources without a plan to renew those them for the next generation. Generally, musicians as a group tend to be more sensitive to the struggles of the world often championing political and social causes for the greater good of society. ... [More]

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Editorial & Misc »

Tuesday, April 1, 2008 | 0 Comments

I remember logging on to the internet for the first time. In the early 90’s, it was still innocent and full of potential. I felt the internet would be the world’s interactive encyclopedia; a bastion of free information for all who sought it breaking down the elite protectionist walls bet... [More]