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REVIEW: The Victory VX Kraken

Brutality, Convenience, Simplicity   “If I had any reservations about you getting a new amp… they were smashed this evening.” Barend Chamberlain – our damn vocalist   It’s true- when a band’s been playing together for a while, you grow comfortable in your battle-tested sound, and your bandmates are justified in approaching any changes to […]

OPINION: Tone & Modern Metal

Recently, I purchased an Ibanez RG550 Genesis Collection reissue in timelessly understated Desert Yellow. I bought it for it’s flamboyant looks and floating trem, but the beautiful banana of a guitar ended up changing how I think about pickup selection and amp EQ in modern metal.