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The Black Dahlia Murder: New Guitarist, New Album, New Tour
According to their record label (Metal Blade), The Black Dahlia Murder have finished recording their latest album and will be releasing it some time this fall. It’ll be the eighth studio release from the death metal heavyweights, who have been…
Upcycled Guitars (when the wood runs out)

A look at some of the more novel creations in the world of lutherie, including guitars made from cardboard, AK-47s, and even a shovel!

Signal Phase & Switch Mods Guide

Everything you need to know about signal phase relating to your guitar’s pickups – what it is, what it sounds like, and how to use it!

New from Epiphone: Lee Malia Explorer Custom

Epiphone will be releasing its new model, the Lee Malia Explorer Custom Artisan Outfit, in July 2017. Hopefully they’ll shorten the name too.

New Gibson Model: Modern Double Cut Standard

Gibson finally releases their newest model, the Modern Double Cut Standard. It was spotted earlier in the year and caused much speculation.

How To – Variable Capacitor Selector Mod

Learn how to make your own varitone knob using a variable rotary switch – you will be able to flip between multiple capacitors with ease.

Between the Buried and Me – Colors 10th Anniversary Tour

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of their landmark album Colors, Between the Buried and me have announced a 25-date tour.

18v Battery Modification for Active Pickups

One of the most popular modifications for active pickup sets – the 18v mod makes a significant change to your guitar tone’s headroom!

Active Pickups Guide – Seymour Duncan Blackouts vs EMG Pickups

Deciding to install a set of active pickups is a big one – and for metal guitarists, it always comes down to Seymour Duncan Blackouts or EMG pickups.

How To Make a Killswitch for Your Guitar

The most extensive guide to making your own guitar killswitch on the web. It’s a simple modification with plenty of helpful diagrams.

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