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  • Suhr Dual Boost Guitar Effects Pedal

    Over the years, Suhr pedals have become increasingly popular, finding their ways onto the pedalboards of countless guitarists. Sure, they might still be best known for their amazing guitars and pickups but you're doing your sound a disservice if you're ignoring their effects. Recently, I was able to take their Dual Boost clean booster for a spin. In a world filled with plenty of options, does the Dual Boost do enough to win over that precious pedalboard real estate? Keep reading to find out.

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  • A Few Of Our Favorite Boutique Guitar Pickup Brands

    When players hear the word "boutique," a single word always seems to come to mind -- expensive. And while it's true that boutique gear tends to retail at a higher price point than their mass-produced counterparts (though, not by much more these days), what is lost in the dollar amount is the unique, high-quality experiences they bring. If you've been ignoring these lesser known brands due to a few bucks, you're doing yourself and your sound a disservice as boutique pickups tend to be meticulously designed and feature a unique take that most of the big guys just don't offer. With that said, we'd like to share a few of our favorite boutique pickup brands that show their gear is well worth the price.

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  • Nobels ODR-1 Overdrive Pedal Review

    A reissue of one of the best-kept secrets in overdrive effects, the new Nobels ODR-1 has been one of my personal favorite OD pedals for a few months now. While this little green pedal might not be well known by a huge segment of players, it's actually a very popular overdrive in the Nashville music scene -- and for good reason. Boasting a unique combination of natural smooth overdrive, rich sustain, and gritty distortion when pushed, the Nobels ODR-1 is definitely not your typical tube-style pedal.

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  • Electro-Voice ELX And ZLX Loudspeakers

    There's a good reason why Electro-Voice has been a leader in professional audio equipment for over 80 years -- a steadfast dedication to designing the best gear possible. From microphones to digital signal processors, amps, loudspeakers and more, they are responsible for a huge chunk of the gear that drives live music the world over. And while most of us would love to be able to perform with a multi-thousand dollar setup, some of our wallets just aren't that fat. Which brings us to the Electro-Voice ZLX and ELX series, loudspeakers designed to bring the high-quality design that E.V. is known for at a price that anyone can afford.

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  • A Few Of Our Favorite Big Bass Sound Cabinets

    When it comes to playing live gigs, you always want to make sure that your gear is up to the task. While small bass combos and cabs are great for small, intimate gigs, you're going to need the big guns when it comes to playing larger venues. With that in mind, we decided to take a look at a few of our favorite bass cabs that are sure to deliver that big bass sound with ease.

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