Gearphoria Vol 4, No 1

60 CYCLE HUM 12 New Music Man St. Vincent guitar, Eventide updates, Mission buys Stage Craft and more... POINT TO POINT 18 NYC’s famous music row is officially kaput as the 48th St. location of Rudy’s Music closes its doors GRIMM’S REALITY 20 Method is one thing, but results should be the thing... STRINGS ATTACHED 22 A view from both sides of the handmade versus machine- made fence... THE WAYBACK MACHINE 24 Vaporware... here, there and everywhere! WORKBENCH CONFIDENTIAL 26 Pedal power! What are you using to bring juice to your stomps? Is it the best solution? LIST- ERIA! 30 We take a look at some of the top music-related happenings at this year’s Comic Con International in San Diego SPOTLIGHT 34 What is FRFR? Matrix Amps’ Andy Hunt fills us in... WHAT’S THAT DUDE PLAY? 37 Featuring Brian Stewart of Lost Coyote GEAR REVIEWS 66 Our man Wade takes the Benson Amps Monarch for a spin, while Josh gets intimate with the EchoSex2 SHOWS & REVIEWS 72 We’ve got a look at a recent King’s X live show along with a review of the new album from Vintage Trouble, as well as a flashback to a gem of a record from Blinker The Star. DEPARTMENTS Contents VOLUME 4, NUMBER 1 u SEP-OCT 2015