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  • Acus Sound Oneforstrings 8 Combo Amplifier Review

     

    You'd be forgiven if you've never heard about Acus Sound Engineering, but if you're a fan of premium quality acoustic-centric amplifiers, speakers, and cabinets, you should definitely give them a closer look. Founded over 40 years ago by the Frederico Canale, this Italian based audio company is all about delivering amazing tone to acoustic players around the world. While they have plenty of popular products to choose from, today, we'd like to take a closer look at one particular piece of gear in their repertoire -- the Oneforstrings 8. Boasting the clarity, articulation, and a natural sound that is integral for acoustic instruments, this combo might just be able to set a new standard on what a great acoustic amplifier can deliver.

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  • Suhr Mike Landau Single Coil Pickups Review

    Founded in 1997 by John Suhr, Suhr is responsible for creating some of the most highly regarded instruments, amps, effects and pickups in the business. And while they might not be as well known as Gibson or Fender, the quality of their gear can easily stand toe-to-toe with the best of them. Today, we're taking a closer look at one of the newer lines of Suhr's pickup business the Mike Landau Single-Coils. These Strat-styled single coils were tailor-made for tone aficionados.

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  • Brand Spotlight: AKG

     

    Founded in 1947 by Dr. Rudolf Görike and Ernest Plass, AKG known world-wide for their amazing microphones, headphones, and audio gear. As a staple of the music studio market, they have a rich history and a ton of different products to choose from. With that in mind, we wanted to take the time to share just a small taste of what the pro audio manufacturer has to offer.

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  • Brand Spotlight: Ampeg

     

    Ampeg was the original big sound bass amp that rocked the arenas of the ‘60s and paved the way for the future of bass sound. Today Ampeg designs and manufactures the highest quality bass combos and bass amp heads and has the bass cabinets to go along with them. Whether you want an all-tube bass amp head to rock the stage with your wall of 4x10 cabinets, or you just need a small bass combo amp to rock your living room, Ampeg has you covered. Below, we take a look at a few of our favorite pieces of gear from the guys at Ampeg.

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  • Vertex Dynamic Distortion Effects Pedal Review

     

    While Vertex might not be as well known as some of the bigger names in the effects pedal business, they are responsible for some pretty incredible pieces of gear used by pros and amateurs alike. Handcrafted in Oakland, California, these American-made pedals often take tried and true effects and take them to the next level. Which brings us to the Vertex Dynamic Distortion, a dirt pedal designed with combining two of the most iconic high-gain sounds in rock history -- the '60s Germanium Fuzz and the Ibanez TS Overdrive.

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