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Make Better Music with Harmony Central | View Online | V17.13

Welcome to Make Better Music!

In this edition, Craig Anderton witnesses Pete Townshend's Doubleneck Gibson rise from the dead, rescues arranger keyboards from a horrible fate in a Holiday Inn Lounge, crusades against bogus preamp myths, and gets loopy with Sound Oracle's latest library. Phil O'Keefe blursts on the scene with the Electro-Harmonix Blurst modulated filter pedal, takes a break to look at Fender Custom Shop gear porn, then sees if GFS pickups have cracked the code for the great Gretsch sound. Dendy Jarrett beats the crap out of Yamaha's Digital Percussion DTX-Multi 12—which actually made it, not just him, happy. Meanwhile Chris Loeffler can break anything, which makes him the ideal reviewer for Ernie Ball's “unbreakable” Paradigm electric guitar strings.

Finally, Gearphoria's Blake Wright tells you the inside story on the U.S. hand-crafted Lotus Pedals, and the HC Rock Rewind Article features a who’s who roundup. Ready…set…read!


And moving from Rock Rewind to Rock Fast Forward, the Eagles are back. But with Vince Gill replacing Glenn Frey, are they really eagles that can soar on the wings of change—or will a new lineup lay an egg with die-hard fans who consider replacing Frey sacrilegious? As Yoda said, “always in motion, the future”…


Arranger Keyboards

Special Feature Article: Restoring Pete Townshend's Doubleneck Guitar
by Craig Anderton

He destroys guitars—so which luthier drew the short straw?

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Arranger Keyboards

Feature Article: Arranger Keyboards as Studio Tools? Are You Nuts?
by Craig Anderton

Liberation from the Holiday Inn Lounge ...

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EHX Blurst

Expert Review: Electro Harmonix Blurst Modulated Filter Pedal
by Phil O'Keefe

It was the best of times, it was the Blurst of times…

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PRS Sonzera 50

Expert Review: Yamaha Digital Percussion DTX-Multi 12
by Dendy Jarrett

The percussion you need—in a box you want...

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Lotus Pedals

Feature Article: Lotus Pedals - Partial Bloom
by Blake Wright

The pedal business isn't for the faint of heart ...

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Fender CustomShop Book

Expert Review: Fender Custom Shop At 30 Years (book)
by Phil O'Keefe

Visually stunning naked guitars

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Sound Oracle Percussion Loops

Expert Review: Sound Oracle Percussion Loops Library
by Craig Anderton

Hip loops for hip hop

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GFS Nashville Minitrons

Expert Review: GFS Nashville Minitron Humbucker Pickups
by Phil O'Keefe

Can you get the great Gretsch sound for $35?

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Ernie Ball Paradigm

Expert Review: Ernie Ball Paradigm Electric Guitar Strings
by Chris Loeffler

Can the claims be true — Unbreakable?

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Debunking PreAmps

Feature Article: Debunking Preamp Myths
By Craig Anderton

Don’t believe everything you hear

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Rock Rewind

Feature Article: HC's Rock Rewind - June 5th-18th
by Team HC

The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Grand Funk Railroad, Elton John and Led Zeppelin - they're all here!

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