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EDITOR Matt Doria ART DIRECTOR Kristian Hagen CONTRIBUTORS Alex Lynham, Amit Sharma, Chris Bird, Chris Gill, Christopher Scapelliti, Dale Turner, Dave Burrluck, David Mead, Damian Fanelli, Ed Mitchell, Jack Ellis, Joe Daly, Jonathan Horsley, Justin S
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On The Dawn Of Greatness
In the words of Mark Seymour himself, “The songs on Slow Dawn are, in many ways, a search for home through a landscape of decay, love and memory. Much of my thinking takes place behind the wheel. All of the songs are triggered by travel, looking out
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Paul In Control
As a musician, Paul McCartney is probably best known for his creative, melodic Beatles and Wings bass lines. But he’s always been a guitarist at heart. The guitar was, after all, his first instrument (if you ignore the trumpet his father gave him for
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Cd Reviews
TOP PICK In Sickness & In Flames FUELED BY RAMEN / WARNER After 2015’s Back On Top delivered some of The Front Bottoms’ quirkiest and most experimental gear to date, its follow-up (2017’s Going Grey) was a major slip down the staircase: tired, stagna
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Taylor Builder’s Edition 324ce
RRP: $4,999 Of all the acoustic guitars I’ve come across, one of my favorites is the Pallet. More than 20 years ago, Bob Taylor constructed this legendary acoustic entirely from oak pallets and scrap two-by-fours found at the back of his factory, and
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Chris Cornell’s Previously Unheard Guns N’ Roses Cover Released
Chris Cornell’s estate has released a surprise studio recording of the late Soundgarden frontman covering Guns N’ Roses’ track “Patience”. The release was produced and mixed by regular collaborator Brendan O’Brien, and coincides with what would have
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The Most Bountiful Harvest
Before she even released 2014’s deservedly acclaimed There There, Megan Washington was earnestly chipping away on what would become the multi-hyphenate Brisbanite’s third studio album, Batflowers. But it wasn’t an easy project for her to conjure up –
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How The Lonely Hearts Beat
GREEN LINE: On February 1st, the band recorded nine takes of the rhythm track, although only the first and last takes were complete. They tracked drums (Ringo Starr), bass (Paul McCartney) and guitars (McCartney and George Harrison). BLUE LINE: In ea
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Anasounds Spinner, Ages + Silver Pedals
RRP: $195-385 You only need to look at any pedal by France’s Anasounds to know you’re in for something a little different. Their designs feature elegant laser-cut wooden faces, cool see-through knobs, plexiglas panels, logos that light up in sync wit
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Mxr M267 Octavio Fuzz
RRP: $299 This is not the only Octavio pedal in Jim Dunlop’s roster – there’s currently a mini-sized Jimi Hendrix Octavio fuzz with selectable octave – but it’s the only one available as a standard two-knob MXR pedal without any artist connection. An
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Fender Launches Five New Short-scale, Offset Player Series Models
Replacing the Mexican Standard line in 2018, the Player series made headlines for bringing all the nostalgia and spirit of the Fender legacy to those shopping on smaller budgets. Now, five offset, short-scale electric guitars and basses have now offi
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Fresh ‘N’ Funky
Though they reformed in ’09 and have been going strong since, even Custard themselves will admit they peaked in the ‘90s. Virtually the forefathers of witty Australian pop-rock that took itself about as seriously as our government takes climate chang
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A Shepherd Of Tones
Okay, so the guitar that Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s holding in that picture isn’t his new 2020-model Stratocaster – the guitar itself is so brand-spanking-new that at print time, Fender didn’t have any available photos of him holding it (they do now, of
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Jackson Adrian Smith Sdxm + Pro Series Soloist Sl2p Mah
RRP: $1,099 (SDXM) • $2,099 (SL2P MAH) 40 years ago, the very first guitar with the Jackson name on its headstock made its debut: a custom model designed in collaboration with Randy Rhoads called the Concorde. While the company started out as a custo
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Cort Kx500ms
RRP: $1,499 Occasionally, you’ll pick up a guitar and be a little unsure as to what you are going to get when you switch on the amplifier. But usually there are some subtle (and not-so-subtle) tells. Take the KX500MS – you might call Cort’s flagship
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Orange Debuts Fs1 Mini Footswitch For Crowded Pedalboards
Orange has announced the FS1 Mini Footswitch, designed to take up minimal pedalboard real estate, while still offering the same guitar amp-switching functionality. The metal-cased mini pedal features an orange LED indicator, single footswitch and qua
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Unlocking The Truth
Packed to the brim with whiplash-inducing twists and turns, searing social commentary and enough chaotic, kaleidoscopic energy to have listeners drenched in sweat and out of breath by its interlude, Enter Shikari’s sixth full-length effort is the per
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Beyond The Sixth String
Ibanez Introduced the industry’s first mass-produced seven-string solidbody electric guitar - the Universe UV7, designed in collaboration with Steve Vai - in 1990. Although guitarists overwhelmingly applauded this new innovation that expanded the ins
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Fender American Acoustasonic Stratocaster
RRP: $3,999 Call it shock of the new, but just a year after Fender launched its American Acoustasonic Telecaster, doesn’t it look less radical now and more a part of the furniture? That familiarity certainly informs this new 2020 Stratocaster version
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Epifani Dist2 Bass Cabinet
RRP: TBC In view of the impressive strides that Epifani has made in the amplifier space, one might overlook the fact that founder Nick Epifani first made his bones in cabinets. The DIST2 is a redesign of the company’s DIST line, boasting a new dual v
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Seymour Duncan Unleashes “Brutal” Six-string Wes Hauch Jupiter Humbucker
Seymour Duncan first teamed up with former The Faceless guitarist Wes Hauch in 2019 for the Custom Shop Jupiter Seven-String Rails bridge position pickup. Now the company has unveiled a six-string version of the “brutal” humbucker, available for both
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The New Sound Of Suffering
If you’ve ever seen them live (and you probably have, given they’ve toured with everyone from Architects to PVRIS), you’ll know that Perth quintet Make Them Suffer are one of Australia’s most destructively mental metalcore acts kicking. Their sound i
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Recording Techniques With Josh Evans
Defying the odds as a rock ’n’ roll unit as bright and bombastic in 2020 as they were 30 years ago, Pearl Jam have all but reinvented themselves on album #11: the equally caustic and kaleidoscopic Gigaton. To bring their ambitious new vision to life,
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Ernie Ball Vpjr Tuner
RRP: $675 What can you say about a volume pedal? “It smoothly sweeps from no signal to full volume, and it’s great for volume swells.” Review over. I jest, but seriously, just when thought you couldn’t improve upon a volume pedal, think again. Ernie
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Inspiration Over Intimidation
It seems like everywhere I look now, there are incredible guitarists playing incredible things that I will never be able to play. They must have always been there but with the internet making everything so much closer, it’s getting much more personal
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Around The Web
Words: Michael Astley-Brown Earlier this month, ten-year-old Nandi Bushell set the internet ablaze with her performance of Rage Against the Machine’s “Guerrilla Radio” in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Judging by the video’s play count,
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Up In Flames
When we were first introduced to the brash and ballsy metalcore madness of British trailblazers Asking Alexandria (around the rise of the Soundwave age circa 2010), they were but wide-eyed teenagers with less f***s to give than a Catholic nun, and mo
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A Guitarist’s Guide To Eq
EQ might not be the sexiest subject when it comes to the universe of things like pedals and tone-shaping for guitarists – but it’s probably the most overlooked. We know what you’re thinking – you’re looking at the EQ controls on your amp and wonderin
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Fender Smolder Acoustic Overdrive
RRP: $299 When Fender launched a brand new effects line with six pedals at the beginning of 2018, few could have predicted just how enthusiastically it would embrace expanding it; there’s now 22 pedals and counting in a consistently impressive range
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Fresh Frets
SHE IS a fiercely enigmatic indie-pop trailblazer whose overdriven road-trip anthems are at once emphatically eruptive and deliriously dreamy. Mei (by night, or Emily Hamilton by day) revels in a labyrinthine soundscape that sears and swells with emo
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