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Effects

T.C. Electronic Polytune Guitar & Bass Tuner

T.C. Electronic Polytune may be just what many guitarists are looking for and should be a very popular unit. It speeds up the onstage tuning process a great deal and that is always appreciated. Plus, it is spectacularly visible on dark stages and direct sunlight, which is a big concern for those of us who play outdoors a lot. Time will tell how it does in the field, as with any new product, but initial reviews are favorable so be ready to see the Polytune in a great number of pedal boards this year and into the future. It is accurate, fast, and remarkably innovative in its design. […]

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Amplifiers

Musicvox Space Cadet and Kustom TR12L

Musicvox gold-topped, 12-string Space Cadet lathers up some sweetly clean tones from its soapbar pickups. Although the trademark elephantitis headstock is exchanged for a compact Rickenbacker-style tuner arrangement, the overstuffed lower horn maintains Musicvox’s geek appeal. The vintage-style neck is fast and easy, and it effortlessly accommodates those extra strings, which sound fat and happy through the vibrant pickups. Low action, gold hardware and a thick, lush jangle make this the foxy 12-string you thought you couldn’t afford […]

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Effects

How Does A Wah-Wah Pedal Work?

The wah-wah guitar pedal is based on a simple concept but its effect is far more dramatic. Using a powerful filter to sweep through a broad frequency spectrum, the wah pedal boosts and exaggerates specific tones. Creating sounds that range from thick, flubbery bass to scratchy, stinging treble […]