Gearphoria Volume 7, Number 1

60 CYCLE HUM 8 Walrus/Ryan Adams collaboration, more new pedals, Mike Soldano retires, Rest in peace Ed King and Aretha Franklin THE TRACKLIST 18 Hot brands, crowd-funding and more... POINT TO POINT 20 When it comes to music, don’t forget the kids! AMP CAMP 22 Counselor Josh Smith walks us through the GOAT WORKBENCH CONFIDENTIAL 24 Are you ready for MIDI? LIST- ERIA! 26 The Top 7 (active) guitarists in the world today (in no particular order) GEAR REVIEWS 54 Our take on the Walrus DEFCON4, EarthQuaker Devices Aqueduct, Benson Preamp, Mr. Black Twin Lazers and more... ALBUM REVIEWS 66 The latest from Alice In Chains, The Magpie Salute, Josh Smith and a Re-Lic’d from The Grays DEPARTMENTS Contents VOLUME 7, NUMBER 1 u SEP-OCT 2018