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FSC 59’s Strat Pickups

When I was younger I didn’t understand why people would swap out their guitar pickups. If you liked the way a guitar sounds when you buy it, I thought, why change it?  It wasn’t until a friend showed up at my studio with a guitar that had some hand-wound pickups in it that I had […]

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Effectrode Mercury Tube Fuzz

Once in a while a pedal company comes along that makes exceptional gear. This is not to say that other companies put out inferior products. It’s just that sometimes someone is so dedicated to an idea or product that they spare no expense.  Designer and manufacturer Phil Taylor and his company Effectrode produce  uncompromisingly good […]

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The Rat

The Rat is one of the earliest distortion pedals, arriving on the market in 1978. Prior to that, there were only a few gain pedals: the Colorsound Power Boost, the Maestro Fuzz-Tone FZ-1, the Sola Sound Tone Bender, the Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face, the Dallas Rangemaster, and the Electro- Harmonix Big Muff.  Much like we […]

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FSC Guitars

I recently paid a visit to F.S. Lutherie in Brooklyn, NY. They are a small guitar custom shop specializing in repairs and builds, based in the borough’s Greenpoint section. Owner Farhad Soheili met with me to discuss his new line of custom guitars, FSC Guitars. Farhad worked for many years as the guitar tech at […]

Keeley D&M Drive REview by Mark Marshall

Keeley D&M Drive

If you chat with a guitarist and mention overdrives, you’ll need to pull up a chair and get comfy. You’re gonna be there for a while.  It’s a deep subject partly because there are so many overdrive pedals on the market. It’s flooded with overdrive options.  You might ask why we need to add one […]

JHS Muffuletta Fuzz Review by Guitarist Mark Marshall

JHS Muffuletta Fuzz Review

The Big Muff plays a huge role in the evolution of electric guitar. When I became aware of this a number of years ago I immediately went out and bought an Electro Harmonix NYC Big Muff PI. Upon first plugging in, I scratched my head quite a bit. This didn’t sound like the guitar tones […]

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Review: Weber Mass 200 Amp Attenuator

If you’ve spent enough time with an electric guitar, it’s likely you understand the relationship between the guitar and amp. You’ve likely experienced the incredible subtly volume plays in the tone of the electric guitar. Gain staging is such a huge part of electric guitar tone. There are hundreds of pedals that try to emulate […]

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