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Fender ’64 Custom Deluxe Reverb Review

  From its “blackface” glory years (1963–1967) to the slightly less lusted-after “silverface” years (’68–’82) to the ’65 Reissue-series period (’93–present), the Fender Deluxe Reverb has boasted tonal flexibility and portability that have made it a wonderful all-around combo for everything from country to jazz, rock, experimental music, and beyond. …

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Hughes & Kettner Era 1 Review

  Hughes & Kettner has thrived as an amp builder for three decades, making some landmark amps along the way, from the hybrid ATS series to 1995’s 13-tube, 6-channel TriAmp Mark 3 to the zenTera modeling amp from 2000. While Hughes & Kettner has always delivered the goods for electric …

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The Year in Gear 2017

This year’s Premier Gear Award winners are, as usual, an eclectic set—full of old-school vintage homage, leading-edge digital developments, and imaginative meetings of those worlds. Dig in and dig it as we revisit the gear that fired the enthusiasm and wonder of our editors and contributors in 2017.

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