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Review: ENGL Rackhead 1060

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Matt O’Donnell Managing Editor German rock amp company ENGL is no stranger to their amps perking up ears. Their line of high-end guitar amps are used by some of the most instantly recognizable axe-men of rock (Steve Morse, Paul Stanley, and Ritchie Blackmore are the ones that immediately come to …

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Review: 3 Leaf Audio – You’re Doom

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Matt O’Donnell Managing Editor If I’m being completely honest, bass gear is complicated. I mean, jeez, there’s a reason that the famed bass player John Deacon of Queen needed two extensive EQ units to get that round, but present sound. Not just that, on a gig of any measurable size, …

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Review: TECH 21 SansAmp VT Bass Rack

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New from TECH 21 for 2013 is the SansAmp VT Bass Rack. If you have already experienced the VT Bass DI Pedal, then you will still be able to get all the great settings featured in the VT Bass DI Pedal, only in a rack mount version with even more …

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Review: Carvin PB5 Classic Bolt-Neck 5 String Bass

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Carvin should be a household name. They make everything from Guitars, Basses, Guitar and Bass Amps, to Sound Systems, and they have just expanded their bass line to include the new PB4 and PB5 series basses. While these basses are new to their product design, Carvin is not new to …

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Review: Gorilla Ears GX-5 In-Ear Monitors

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Matt O’Donnell Managing Editor Recently, I came to the full realization that when using in-ear monitors on stage, I couldn’t really dial in everything I needed, no matter how many drivers a pair of universal fit monitors had or how clear the soundstage was. I really needed isolation from the …

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Review: Focusrite iTrack Studio

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Need a recording package that works with quite a few devices including the iPad, Mac, and PC ? iTrack Studio from Focusrite is that package. The included iTrack Solo is a USB audio interface encased in metal, has two inputs, one for vocals and one for your instrument. The focusrite …

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