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December 2013

Trash or Treasure: Peavey T-15

November 2, 2013
This short-scale model was both affordable and of high quality, helping to ignite the CNC revolution in guitar making.
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Bass Bench: Beef Up Your 4-String

November 1, 2013
You can extend the range on a bass without adding more strings. Check out the pros and cons of several approaches and read what Michael Manring says about the emotional power of altered tunings.
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PRS S2 Starla Review

October 31, 2013

PRS’s retro-flavored six string returns in more affordable form.


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Deap Vally: Down with the Fuzz

October 31, 2013
Classically trained Lindsey Troy plugged in three years ago and quickly fell in love with her Fender Mustang and a Big Muff.
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Eventide H9 Review

October 30, 2013
All the head-spinning sounds from Eventide stompboxes in one powerful package.
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Traynor SB115 Review

October 29, 2013
Massive lows from a modestly sized 1x15 combo.
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Staff Picks: Gear of the Year

October 29, 2013
Tele master Jim Campilongo, reader Matt Heckroth, and PG editors talk about which pieces of gear from 2013 they just can’t get out of their heads.
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Kings of Leon: Royalty on the Rocks?

October 28, 2013
Kings of Leon and Matthew Followill rise from the ashes of internet ridicule to craft a comeback record full of mysterious textures and bristling solos.
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State of the Stomp: Looping Tips and Techniques

October 28, 2013
Simple strategies for livelier loop-based performances.
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Trivium: Vengeance Is Fine

October 27, 2013
The Florida metal foursome returns with Vengeance Falls, their most ambitious album yet.
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Daredevil Pedals Atomic Cock Review

October 26, 2013
Daredevil delivers a versatile variable-fixed wah brimming with attitude and originality.
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108 Rock Star Guitars

October 25, 2013
Photographer Lisa S. Johnson captures the story behind rock’s most iconic axes owned by Page, Beck, Gibbons, and others—with commentary from the guitarists themselves.
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Mod Garage: How to Wire Alternative Tele 3-Way Switches

October 25, 2013
Once you understand how the classic CRL Telecaster 3-way switch is wired, you can transfer this knowledge to other popular brands and models. It’s easy and we’ll show you how to do it.
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Pierre Bensusan: Four Decades of DADGAD

October 24, 2013
The acoustic fingerstyle virtuoso looks back at his 40-year career with the release of Encore.
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T-Rex Magnus Review

October 24, 2013
This streamlined and affordable multi-effect unit delivers ease and performance.
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