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Quick Hit: Malekko Charlie Foxtrot Review

Quick Hit: Malekko Charlie Foxtrot Review

May 1, 2016
This cross between a sampler/looper, a delay, and a pitch shifter is one of the most wonderfully bonkers new pedals in ages.
Digging Deeper: Bill Frisell

Digging Deeper: Bill Frisell

April 30, 2016
Improvised music can take many forms. From weird downtown punk-influenced riffs to unimaginably beautiful solo pieces, Bill Frisell has put his stamp on nearly every musical genre.
DIY: It’s Alive!

DIY: It’s Alive!

April 29, 2016
Luthier Frank Falbo on the Dos and Don’ts of building a parts guitar.
Mod Kits DIY Introduces the Step Ladder

Mod Kits DIY Introduces the Step Ladder

April 29, 2016
The Step Ladder is ideal for anything from getting a slight boost while playing single-note acoustic guitar leads or for jumping from clean to overdrive in a high-gain electric guitar amp.
Nordstrand Pickups Releases the Big Blade Bass Pickup

Nordstrand Pickups Releases the Big Blade Bass Pickup

April 29, 2016
The sound is a bit more modern and aggressive and there are no more worries about making sure the pole pieces line up with your strings.
Tools for the Task: Travel Guitars

Tools for the Task: Travel Guitars

April 29, 2016
Ten alternatives to road-tripping with your full-size axe.
Vince Gill: Nashville’s Guitar Bard

Vince Gill: Nashville’s Guitar Bard

April 28, 2016
With a new album and a U.S. tour underway, the masterful player and singer takes a groove-heavy trip into the heart and soul of country music. His enviable collection of vintage guitars and cool amps rides shotgun.
EarthQuaker Devices Releases the Avalanche Run

EarthQuaker Devices Releases the Avalanche Run

April 28, 2016
While it is a delay and reverb just like the Dispatch Master, the style of delay and reverb is quite different.
J. Rockett Audio Designs Releases the Tranquilizer Phase/Vibe Pedal

J. Rockett Audio Designs Releases the Tranquilizer Phase/Vibe Pedal

April 28, 2016
A versatile stomp that started out as a recreation of the classic Phase 45.
BluGuitar Amp1 Review

BluGuitar Amp1 Review

April 28, 2016
A mini amp with maxi power—and many great tones.
Rig Rundown: Johnny Hiland

Rig Rundown: Johnny Hiland

April 27, 2016
One of Nashville’s hottest pickers demonstrates how he moves from snappy twang licks to ’80s rock and more.
Revv Amplification Unveils Newly Revamped Generator 100 & 120 Heads

Revv Amplification Unveils Newly Revamped Generator 100 & 120 Heads

April 27, 2016
The upgrades to the 120 include an improved Channel 3 in a more compact chassis.
Quick Hit: Soldano Supercharger GTO

Quick Hit: Soldano Supercharger GTO

April 27, 2016
Soldano’s much-loved beast-in-a-box overdrive makes a triumphant return.
Reader Hot Rod Gallery: Freaks and Tweaks

Reader Hot Rod Gallery: Freaks and Tweaks

April 26, 2016
Bona fide luthiers aren’t the only ones who can play mod scientist! Check out these uniquely outfitted and updated axes, created by PG readers.
Jericho Guitars Unveils Edge Series Electric Guitars

Jericho Guitars Unveils Edge Series Electric Guitars

April 26, 2016
Both 6- and 7-string versions are available in Standard (25.75”) and Baritone (27”) scale lengths, while the 8-string version carries a 27” scale.
Sinasoid Introduces the Signature Slate Coil

Sinasoid Introduces the Signature Slate Coil

April 26, 2016
The Slate Coil features the low capacitance rating, core, and double Reussen shielding.
Acoustic Soundboard: Flattop Fajitas, Curry, and Cordon Bleu

Acoustic Soundboard: Flattop Fajitas, Curry, and Cordon Bleu

April 26, 2016
Like a chef, a guitar builder strives to create a palate-pleasing balance of ingredients.
Lonnie Mack 1941–2016

Lonnie Mack 1941–2016

April 25, 2016
The ’60s guitar hero’s early singles laid the groundwork for blues-rock and influenced generations of players, including Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Michael Kelly Guitars Introduces the Patriot Striped Ebony to Custom Collection Series

Michael Kelly Guitars Introduces the Patriot Striped Ebony to Custom Collection Series

April 25, 2016
Michael Kelly Custom Collection is a special grouping of limited-edition, short-run products with special woods, inlays, and hard-to-create specialty colors.
Line 6 Helix Review

Line 6 Helix Review

April 25, 2016
A powerful pedalboard-style modeler packed with great tones and clever features.