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August Issue

Gear Blog

NAMM 2013 Editors' Picks - Day 1

January 24, 2013
PG editors Shawn Hammond, Charles Saufley, Rich Osweiler, and Rebecca Dirks pick their favorites from the first day of the show.
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Wenge: The New Brazilian?

January 9, 2013
I prefer woods that are “live,” regardless of their grain, figure, or color.
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The Ultra-Flexible Esquire Wiring, PT. 1

January 9, 2013
Essentially, the idea is to squeeze as many useable sounds as possible from a single-pickup Esquire.
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The Ergonomic Bass

January 9, 2013
The idea that one instrument can be optimized for all musical styles, situations, and players is an illusion, and many new luthiers have to learn this the hard way.
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The Unplanned Obedience Test

January 9, 2013
One of the things I love about the musical-instrument business is how the market itself constantly outwits and torments manufacturers.
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DAW Collaboration Roulette

December 10, 2012
Exchanging DAW files with collaborators can be a frustrating challenge
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Bass Guitar Bodies: Fact or Fiction?

December 10, 2012
And when it comes to an instrument being qualified for a style of music, it’s odd how the body’s shape and color can delude us.
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Everything at Hand

December 10, 2012
While still in high school, a friend and I embarked upon the creation of an amplifier company in the basement of my parent’s apartment building.
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Epiphone Limited Edition Riviera Custom Royale P93

December 10, 2012
With all its ornamentation, this Epi reminded me of a ’60s Gretsch White Falcon. The only problem was, it was also kind of pricey.
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Jeff Beck and the Magic Volume Knob

December 10, 2012
I’m just going to look at one facet of Beck’s sound: gain and how he manipulates it with his guitar’s volume knob.
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