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Bully’s Alicia Bognanno is Winning

Anna Blumenthal

For someone who didn’t grow up with grunge or ‘90s alternative rock, Alicia and her bandmates in Bully have managed to make one of the most exciting, ‘90s grunge/alternative rock records I’ve heard since – well, the ‘90s. Maybe even before that…

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Board to Death Ep. 10: Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age)

Aaron Rogers

Finding a guitar sound that sits well in the mix is vital for Queens of the Stone Age multi-instrumentalist Dean Fertita. He takes flight on the (now discontinued, sadly) Monarch overdrive, using its active Treble and Bass controls to cut and boost his way into the dense three-guitar conversation without speaking out of turn, so to speak...

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EarthQuaker Session: Earthless - "Violence of the Red Sea"

Aaron Rogers

What a trip. We invited San Diego instrumental riff worshipers Earthless to EQD HQ to tear through this ripping performance of “Violence of the Red Sea” off their album From the Ages, and the sound was monumental...

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A Collection of Accidents & Coincidences: Mike Watt, Big Walnuts Yonder, & the Minutemen

Aaron Rogers

Shortly after the release of Big Walnuts Yonder, I met up with Watt at Cleveland’s Beachland Ballroom, where before and after soundcheck with his band the Jom & Terry Show, we talked about gear, collaboration in the internet age, and the making of Big Walnuts Yonder...

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Speaker Cranker Overdrive

Aaron Rogers

You want more? Turn up the “More” knob. That’s all there is to it. If you want “More,” you got it.  The Speaker Cranker’s “More” knob works just like a tube amp: lower on the dial you’ll find thinner, quieter tones. Crank it up, and you’ll hear your tone, only fuller and with a slight touch of compression. If you want a boost, buy a booster, because the Speaker Cranker is an overdrive, buddy, and don’t you forget it...

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Pedal Spiel with Nick Reinhart

Nick Reinhart

Hello pedal enthusiasts. Nick Reinhart here, doing some guest blogging for EarthQuaker Devices. Some of you may know me from my music, namely Tera Melos, or my work with Zach Hill, or possibly a new band I have with Nels Cline, Mike Watt, and Greg Saunier called Big Walnuts Yonder...

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