Gear

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November 27, 2017

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Interview: James Brown from Amptweaker

May 5, 2017

An introduction to the world of James Brown, the master of tweaking metal guitar tone!

Gearified: Jackson’s DK2M Pro Series Dinky

November 7, 2015

There’s nothing rinky-dink about Jackson’s DK2M Pro Series Dinky.

Gearified: Ron Thal’s DoubleBfoot

October 31, 2015

Because one guitar neck just isn’t enough for proper shredding, noodling, crunching, and general rocking out.  

Gearified: Jackson’s Pro Series King V still reigns, bloodily

October 3, 2015

**Matt Olivo is the founding guitarist of extreme metal trailblazers Repulsion, whose Horrified LP ranks as our #1 grindcore album of all time. Because we know that every reader ever plays guitar, we brought his print column to the Deciblog. In October 2013 Matt plugged into Jackson’s Pro Series King V, which “still reigns, bloodily.” 

Gearified: Obtaining your MI Degree is no BS

September 19, 2015

Gearified investigates how to get schooled. 

Gearified: Peavey’s Vypyr VIP 2

September 12, 2015

**Matt Olivo is the founding guitarist of extreme metal trailblazers Repulsion, whose Horrified LP ranks as our #1 grindcore album of all time. Because we know that every reader ever plays guitar, we brought his print column to the Deciblog. In issue #110 Matt plugged into Peavey’s Vypyr VIP 2, which “is coiled up and ready to pounce.” 

Gearified: Dave Ellefson’s Kelly Bird bass

May 16, 2015

**Matt Olivo is the founding guitarist of extreme metal trailblazers Repulsion, whose Horrified LP ranks as Decibel’s #1 grindcore album of all time. Because we know that every reader ever plays guitar, we brought his print column to the Deciblog. In issue #113, Matt gave his feedback on Dave Ellefson’s Kelly Bird bass, which “gave 2014 a rude awakening.” 

GEARIFIED: Bill Kelliher’s Dissonant Aggressors

May 9, 2015

**Matt Olivo is the founding guitarist of extreme metal trailblazers Repulsion, whoseHorrified LP ranks as Decibel’s #1 grindcore album of all time. Because we know that every reader ever plays guitar, we brought his print column to the Deciblog. In issue #113, Matt gave his feedback on Bill Kelliher’s Dissonant Aggressors by Lace, which “crush/destroy with impunity.” 

Gearified: NAMM 2014

March 21, 2015

**Matt Olivo is the founding guitarist of extreme metal trailblazers Repulsion, whose Horrified LP ranks as Decibel’s #1 grindcore album of all time. Because we know that every reader ever plays guitar, we brought his print column to the Deciblog. In issue #114 Matt took a trip to NAMM 2014, where “metal gear is indeed solid.”

The National Association of Music Merchants, or NAMM, or “The NAMM” (careful—only if you’re a vet) is a massive four-day convention held annually in Anaheim, CA. It exists so that music gear companies from every rank, tier and division can present their latest designs in hopes of making deals to distribute them for financial gain. Fortunately for us, the smell of new music gear is practically a clarion call for tattooed longhairs and hessian beardfolk. They crawl out from under manhole covers in all directions and make their way to the venue. Once inside, they sprinkle metal, lice and everything vice into the crowd, thus making it much more festive atmosphere.

Gearified: Esoterik Guitars

March 14, 2015

**Matt Olivo is the founding guitarist of extreme metal trailblazers Repulsion, whose Horrified LP ranks as Decibel’s #1 grindcore album of all time. Because we know that every reader ever plays guitar, we brought his print column to the Deciblog. In issue #115 Matt gave his feedback on Esoterik guitars, which “offer uncommon boutique intrigue.”…

Gearified: Seymour Duncan’s Dirty Deed Distortion Pedal

January 31, 2015

Matt Olivo is the founding guitarist of extreme metal trailblazers Repulsion, whose Horrified LP ranks as Decibel’s #1 grindcore album of all time.

Gearified by Matt Olivo: ESP Eclipse LTD EC-1000T

January 24, 2015

**Matt Olivo is the founding guitarist of extreme metal trailblazers Repulsion, whose Horrified LP ranks as Decibel’s #1 grindcore album of all time. Because we know that every reader ever plays guitar, we brought his print column to the Deciblog. In issue #120 Matt gave his feedback on ESP’s Eclipse LTD EC-1000T guitar, which “offers…

Gearified by Matt Olivo: Intronaut mainman drops customized axes via Dunable Guitars

January 16, 2015

**Matt Olivo is the founding guitarist of extreme metal trailblazers Repulsion, whose Horrified LP ranks as Decibel’s #1 grindcore album of all time. Because we know that every reader ever plays guitar, we are bringing his print column to the Deciblog. In issue #121 Matt gave his feedback on Dunable custom guitars made by Sacha…

Gearified by Matt Olivo: Peavey ReValver 4

January 7, 2015

**Matt Olivo is the founding guitarist of extreme metal trailblazers Repulsion, whose Horrified LP ranks as Decibel’s #1 grindcore album of all time. Because we know that every reader ever plays guitar, we are bringing his print column to the Deciblog. In issue #124 Matt gave his feedback on the Peavey ReVavlver 4, which “promises…