Rig Rundown: Thrice’s Dustin Kensrue and Teppei Teranishi

October 26, 2016
Experimenting with odd-time signatures and unusual tunings isn’t the only reason for the band’s unique mojo—a few eye-popping guitars, classic amps, and a pile of pedals are also required for their brand of melodic post-hardcore.
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Demeter Tremulator Plus Review

October 25, 2016
A classic wobble box, revised and expanded.
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Fender Mustang Bass PJ Review

October 24, 2016
Fender refreshes a classic bass design with a versatile pickup configuration.
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Guild S-200 T-Bird Review

October 21, 2016
The high-flying bird from the ’60s soars again in an authentic but more affordable guise.
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Cort B5 Plus AS Review

October 20, 2016
A modern 5-string with classic features brings the booty without busting the bank.
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Rig Rundown: Pierce the Veil's Tony Perry

October 19, 2016
The lead guitarist behind the post-hardcore band discusses what specs he likes in his signature ESPs and why he prefers going digital on the road.
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Experimental Noize Aphazing Review

October 17, 2016
This multifaceted phaser is a tweaker’s delight—and a big, big bargain.
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Rig Rundown: Tim Commerford

October 12, 2016
The Rage Against the Machine and Prophets of Rage bass hero shows us the dual-amp setup he uses to get huge tones with his WAKRAT project.
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What Bohlinger Plays: Magic Triad Pull-Offs

October 11, 2016
PG's John Bohlinger brings along his trusty robot drummer and walks us through Albert Lee-inspired three-note licks you can adapt to a variety of rhythms, tempos, and styles.
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Rig Rundown: C.W. Stoneking

October 5, 2016
A few pedals, a pair of classic guitars, and a faithful recreation of a Princeton are all this Australian 6-stringer needs for his unique style of Delta blues.
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Boss CE-2W Waza Craft Chorus Review

October 4, 2016
The standard-bearer chorus returns as a more multifaceted modulation machine.
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MXR Reverb Review

September 30, 2016
A compact digital reverb that delivers deep tones and shape-shifts with ease.
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Ibanez Analog Delay Mini Review

September 29, 2016
This little purple prize packs classic sounds in a bulletproof and super-affordable package.
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Rig Rundown: God Is an Astronaut

September 28, 2016
The instrumental post-rock group shows how they mix tried-and-true instruments with modeling technology for an expansive soundscape set for orbit.
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TC Electronic Sub ’N’ Up Octaver Review

September 27, 2016
The far reaches of octave-effect capabilities are made accessible via this compact new digital box.
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Rig Rundown: Allah-Las

September 21, 2016
The SoCal surf-garage rockers prove an instrument, a pedal, and lots of reverb is all you need to have a raging dance party.
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Orange O Bass Review

September 21, 2016
Vintage mojo and thick P-like thump define this sharp new 4-string.
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Seymour Duncan Catalina Dynamic Chorus Review

September 16, 2016
An intuitive chorus that responds to the player’s touch.
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Boss BC-1X Bass Compressor Review

September 15, 2016
Boss’ latest compressor for bassists aims to tame dynamics with punch and precision.
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Rig Rundown: Los Straitjackets

September 14, 2016
The masked guitarists demonstrate how a pedal-less setup is the right fit for their instrumental brand of surf rock.
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