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January 2014

ESP LTD EC-1000M Deluxe Review

November 24, 2013
A modern single-cut whose unique wood complement delivers impressive pummeling power and glistening clean tones.
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Skreddy Little Miss Sunshine Phaser Review

November 22, 2013
A vintage-simple optical phaser that delivers uncommonly rich swirl.
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Bass Bench: Dropped-Tuning Delirium

November 22, 2013
Hey, low-enders! Discover the sonic and creative benefits of detuning your bottom string.
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Staff Picks: Break a Leg!

November 21, 2013
Guitarist Kaki King and the Reader of the Month join Premier Guitar editors in sharing personal tips to combat stage fright.
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Jonny Lang: Long Time Coming

November 21, 2013
Tele-armed phenom Jonny Lang makes his most mature and tuneful album yet.
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A Perfect Circle: Another Round for Billy Howerdel and James Iha

November 20, 2013
The supergroup guitarists open up about the reunion, their new recording, and revamping their road rigs.
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Builder Profile: Born Custom Guitars

November 19, 2013
By using sustainably harvested, salvaged, and reclaimed tonewoods, this Colorado-based company is making guitars a greener way.
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Matchless Thunderman Review

November 18, 2013
The triumphant return of a classic bass amp inspired by another classic bass amp.
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Acoustic Soundboard: A Personal Design Study, Pt. 2

November 18, 2013
How two under-saddle acoustic guitar pickups can look identical—but perform very differently.
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TWA Great Divide 2.0 Analog Synth Octaver Review

November 17, 2013
A fantastically musical synth/octave pedal.
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Bottom Feeder: My Steampunk Guitar

November 17, 2013
Okay, relic treatments are pretty common these days. So if you’re looking for something a little more unusual, check out this 3-string electric guitar from a past that never was.
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Andrews Spectraverb 40 Review

November 16, 2013
A beautiful, blackface-inspired boutique combo.
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Reverend Pete Anderson PA-1 RT Review

November 15, 2013
Signature archtop delivers modern playability and myriad tones.
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Mod Garage: ’50s Les Paul Wiring in a Telecaster

November 15, 2013
It’s easy to wire your Telecaster’s tone and volume controls the way Gibson wired late-’50s Les Pauls.
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Zoom A3 Review

November 14, 2013
An affordable acoustic preamp packed with effects and models.
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Vintage Vault: 1966 Fender Jazz Bass in Firemist Silver

November 14, 2013
Leo Fender’s second revolutionary bass guitar design—in a rare custom color.
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Ask Amp Man: Twintervention (aka Rescuing Rotten Twin Reverbs)

November 13, 2013
Master-volume Twin Reverbs of the ’70s have a deservedly bad reputation—but a few circuit tweaks can save them.
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Last Call: Caveman Wiring

November 12, 2013

Why do we love music? And what’s dopamine got to do with it?


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