December 2016

October 2013

Pigtronix Bass Envelope Phaser Review

August 28, 2013
This compact, bass-friendly phaser offers a blend of simplicity, funk, and solid low end.
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T-Rex Sweeper 2 Bass Chorus Pedal Review

August 26, 2013
The Danish pedal outfit's new take on modulation, tailored specifically for low end.
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Fuzzrocious Heliotropic Bass Fuzz Review

August 26, 2013
This viciously intense bass fuzz nails the tone of the Failure song that inspired its name.
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Modern Builder Vault: TAO Guitars

August 26, 2013
Belgian luthier duo Serge Michiels and John Joveniaux push the boundaries of guitar design but keep form and function at the core.
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Dunlop Fuzz Face Mini Germanium FFM2 Review

August 25, 2013
Finally, a great-sounding germanium-transistor Fuzz Face at right around a hundred bucks.
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Trash or Treasure: Hiwatt DR103

August 24, 2013
Gear guru Zachary Fjestad appraises a PG reader's iconic half-stack—the same type used by Pete Townshend and other legends.
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JHS Pedals SuperBolt Overdrive Review

August 23, 2013
An overdrive that mimics the low-wattage department store amps of the ’60s.
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Mod Garage: Inside the 3-way Telecaster Pickup Switch

August 23, 2013
Because the Telecaster’s 3-way switch lies at the heart of many cool mods, it’s important to explore it. There’s more to this little piece of hardware than meets the eye.
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Builder Profile: XAct Tone Solutions

August 22, 2013
Greg Walton and Barry O’Neal of the Nashville-based pedal outfit talk about the stompboxes and effect systems they’ve built for Tom Petty, Oz Noy, Keith Urban, and other top players.
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Zoom MS-60B MultiStomp for Bass Review

August 22, 2013
Zoom's first MultiStomp pedal for bassists offers dozens of great effects and amp models for an unbelievably low price.
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Acoustic Soundboard: A Personal Design Study, Pt. 1

August 21, 2013
What goes on in the mind of a guitar electronics designer? Learn the value of simultaneously developing multiple prototypes and the role details play in a successful design.
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Wren and Cuff Mercy Phuk Overdrive Review

August 20, 2013
Despite its minimal one-knob design, this innovative overdrive delivers many exciting, amp-like tones.
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Esoterica Electrica: The Yin and Yang of Creating a Limited-Edition Guitar

August 19, 2013
Explore the mysteries of headstock angle and learn what subtle details a luthier has to consider when designing a new model.
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EarthQuaker Devices Warden Compressor Review

August 17, 2013
The Warden isn’t the only opto-comp stompbox on the market, but the six-knob EarthQuaker Warden is a fine example of a feature-rich squeeze box with superb workmanship.
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Vintage Vault: 1958 Danelectro Guitarlin

August 16, 2013
Boasting 31 frets and extreme cutaways, the Danelectro Guitarlin was built to cover the guitar register plus the higher mandolin range.
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Buffalo FX Ram's Head Review

August 14, 2013
Buffalo FX's new Ram's Head will satisfy the tastes of players who lust after Gilmour's tone on Animals and The Wall.
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Ask Amp Man: Upgrades for Silvertone and Fender Hot Rod Amps

August 13, 2013
This month we look at changing the gain structure on a Silvertone and dealing with volume fluctuations in a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe.
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Last Call: Save Us from a Vanilla World

August 13, 2013
In his latest column, John Bohlinger encourages the U.S. to give the arts a break so Americans can continue to make the world so damn hip.
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Interview: Josh Smith: Artist vs. Demo Artist

August 12, 2013
How the L.A.-based bluesman balances demo videos, sessions, tours, and a rejuvenated solo career.
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