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First Act, Reviews »

Sunday, August 31, 2008 | 0 Comments

First Act may be most well known for their bargain bin guitars geared towards beginners sold in national retail chains. However, the Boston based company has been building guitars since 1995 including many high end custom models. This month we’ll take a look at the SFA Edition Sheena CE240. Th... [More]

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AXL Amplification, Reviews »

Sunday, August 31, 2008 | 0 Comments

Guitarists have long been infatuated with the soft glow of tubes, we seem drawn to it like bugs to a porch light on a hot summer evening. Today, we’ll take a look at the Akita AT30 from AXL, and affordable tube amp with style. The stained birch cabinet and vintage cloth grill of the Akita AT30... [More]

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Articles »

Sunday, August 31, 2008 | 0 Comments

So you and your band just finished you first gig playing to a whooping crowd of your girlfriend, the drummer’s mom, your neighbor, and a couple drunk dudes passed out in the back of the club. Bummer! I’ve been there and it can be tough. You can practice until your fingers bleed, but it w... [More]

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Articles »

Sunday, August 31, 2008 | 0 Comments

Studio Devil British Valve Custom http://www.studiodevil.com/ The British Valve Custom began with founder and lead DSP engineer Marc Gallo painstakingly measuring and digitally mimicking a 12AX7A triode based preamp circuit (the basis of the legendary JCM800 and countless other tube amps). The resul... [More]

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Jay Turser, Reviews »

Sunday, August 31, 2008 | 0 Comments

With its slightly translucent eggplant burst, extended double cutaway with rounded horns, and bound carved top, the Jay Turser JT-200Pro certainly has a unique look; like the love child of a Les Paul and an SG. The workmanship is excellent across the board and I couldn’t find any cosmetic flaw... [More]

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Editorial & Misc »

Thursday, August 14, 2008 | 0 Comments

Yesterday, Yahoo ran a story about 8 year old guitar prodigy Tallan "T-Man" Latz. The story reports that jealous older players complained to the state of Wisconsin prompting a ruling that he is too young to perform in bars and clubs, though he’ll continue to be allowed to perform at festivals,... [More]

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008 | 0 Comments

Just published the Digitech RP500 vs GNX3000 Showdown in the August issue of FrugalGuitarist.com along with 4 new clips of the units. Stop by and take a look and listen.  While you're at the site, be sure to support our affiliates and advertisers as they make FrugalGuitarist.com p... [More]