December 2016

What's New

David Crosby: The Greatest Joy

David Crosby: The Greatest Joy

December 6, 2016
The folk-rock icon takes PG inside his intimate new Lighthouse LP, and shares the surprising story behind his all-time favorite flattops—and they’re not the American mainstays you’d assume.
Mesa/Boogie Launches the Triple Crown TC-50

Mesa/Boogie Launches the Triple Crown TC-50

December 6, 2016
The amp includes a bias select switch to move between EL34 and 6L6 tubes.
Jackson Audio Introduces the Prism

Jackson Audio Introduces the Prism

December 6, 2016
A buffer, boost, preamp, EQ, and overdrive.
Gretsch Unveils Updated Versions of the Penguin, Falcon, and Electromatic Pro Jet

Gretsch Unveils Updated Versions of the Penguin, Falcon, and Electromatic Pro Jet

December 6, 2016
The three small-batch runs are designed for players seeking a more individualized edge.
State of the Stomp: Be the Change

State of the Stomp: Be the Change

December 6, 2016
Breaking with routine can be the best way to make real trouble and noise. Do it!
Do the Lingo Limbo: A Gear-Shopper’s Guide to Misunderstood Terms

Do the Lingo Limbo: A Gear-Shopper’s Guide to Misunderstood Terms

December 5, 2016
38 confusing concepts to conquer before buying your next axe, amp, or stomp.
IK Multimedia and Fender Announce Fender Collection 2 for AmpliTube

IK Multimedia and Fender Announce Fender Collection 2 for AmpliTube

December 5, 2016
The collection features seven of Fender’s most sought-after vintage amplifiers and reissues.
Killer Guitar Components Introduces Brass Vintage Telecaster Bridge

Killer Guitar Components Introduces Brass Vintage Telecaster Bridge

December 5, 2016
The bridge features machined musical brass material, compensated saddles, and a short-side cutout.
Quick Hit: Tech 21 Bass Fly Rig

Quick Hit: Tech 21 Bass Fly Rig

December 5, 2016
This sleek and slim multi-effects unit keeps it real with some very usable effects.
Vintage Vault: 1959 Rickenbacker 360

Vintage Vault: 1959 Rickenbacker 360

December 4, 2016
A classic Rick stays sharp thanks to European styling and its historic “glo.”
KHDK Electronics Introduces the Dark Blood Overdrive

KHDK Electronics Introduces the Dark Blood Overdrive

December 3, 2016
The Dark Blood delivers an angry, merciless amp-like distortion, with tube-like, mid-heavy tone.
Future Rock: Shredding Enclosures

Future Rock: Shredding Enclosures

December 3, 2016
Step outside the comfort of your well-worn fingerings and create new sounds with an old bebop trick.
Godin Summit Classic CT Convertible Review

Godin Summit Classic CT Convertible Review

December 2, 2016
Here’s a well-crafted triple-threat axe that lives up to the do-it-all hype.
Hughes & Kettner Introduces the GrandMeister Deluxe 40

Hughes & Kettner Introduces the GrandMeister Deluxe 40

December 2, 2016
The amp pairs analog all-tube tone with smart control features.
Supro Unveils Tremolo Pedal

Supro Unveils Tremolo Pedal

December 2, 2016
An analog tremolo designed to recreate two of the most desirable vacuum-tube-based modulation effects.
Ask Amp Man: Restoring a Worn Regal’s Royal Tone

Ask Amp Man: Restoring a Worn Regal’s Royal Tone

December 2, 2016
Some new components and a speaker might make an old Canadian tuber sound über.
Sianvar’s Will Swan: Beautiful Intensity

Sianvar’s Will Swan: Beautiful Intensity

December 1, 2016
A driven, eclectic indie guitar player and his post-hardcore pals shatter expectations and the charts with their debut album Stay Lost. His trusty Shawbucker-rigged Les Paul, a stock Strat, and a secret-weapon Orange Rockerverb 100 come along for the ride.
Lollar Pickups Introduces the Senn Model One Pickup

Lollar Pickups Introduces the Senn Model One Pickup

December 1, 2016
A humbucker in function, but with the voice of a single-coil pickup.
The Stone Guitar Company Launches in the US

The Stone Guitar Company Launches in the US

December 1, 2016
The range initially comprises of four models: Revenge, California, Liberty, and Crossroads
Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: A Wing and a Player

Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: A Wing and a Player

December 1, 2016
If imitation is flattery, there’s plenty of flattery in guitar design. And that’s okay.