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February 2014

DIY: How to Install a MIDI Pad in Your Guitar

January 17, 2014
Luthier Ben Crowe walks us through the process off outfitting your axe with a controller that puts vast new sonic realms at your fingertips—literally.
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Unwound: Fishman Rethinks the Electric Guitar Pickup

January 13, 2014
Fluence, Fishman’s first line of electric guitar pickups, marks a radical departure from the traditional technology.
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Tuning Up: Mod Man Out

January 6, 2014
Consider the gauntlet thrown—it’s time to push yourself outside your comfort zone and find new realms of sonic expression.
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The Allman Brothers' "Play All Night: Live at the Beacon Theatre 1992" Album Review

January 6, 2014
This live batch is a force of groove and attitude that you won’t find on the band's other live recordings.
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Ashdown MiBass 2.0 and Mi 12 Cabinet Reviews

January 3, 2014
A micro rig with beefy lows and stripped-down controls.
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Spaceman Sputnik Review

January 2, 2014
A beautifully built, ferocious-to-freakish fuzz.
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Tone Tips: Dealing with Stage Fright

January 1, 2014
Combat the jitters and find your performance comfort zone.
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Trash or Treasure: Fender Bassman 20

December 31, 2013
A historical look at one of Fender's rare amplifier models.
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Larrivée D-40R Review

December 31, 2013
Impressive value, quality and traditional dreadnought sounds with a Larrivée touch.
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John Butler Trio's "Flesh and Blood" Album Review

December 30, 2013
It may be his best guitar record yet, and the specialness lies in that it isn’t only that.
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Mooer Audio Yellow Comp Review

December 29, 2013
Diminutive compressor delivers quiet, transparent performance.
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Moog Minifoogers Review

December 27, 2013
How do Moog’s new stompboxes compare to the company’s larger, more expensive Moogerfooger effects?
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Mod Garage: ’50s Les Paul Wiring in a Telecaster, Pt. 2

December 27, 2013
Tele freaks: Get modern and ’50s-style tone-pot wiring in the same axe!
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PureSalem Electric End Review

December 25, 2013
New direct-buy builder combines confrontational looks with expansive sounds
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Strymon Big Sky Review

December 25, 2013
A jaw-droppingly powerful reverb generator with limitless live and studio possibilities for fearless adventurers.
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Badi Assad's "Between Love and Luck" Album Review

December 24, 2013
After disappearing for nearly a decade, the Brazilian force-of-nature that is Badi Assad is back with a magical blend of supple grooves, virtuosic nylon-string fingerpicking, and sensual vocals.
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Acoustic Soundboard: When Cracks Happen

December 24, 2013
A guide to dealing with those pesky wood imperfections.
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Massive Makeover! See a Vibey ’74 Epiphone Get Totally Transformed

December 23, 2013
Can a retired mid-’70s import Epiphone be reborn as a ready-to-rumble rocker?
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Fender Pawn Shop Mustang Bass Review

December 23, 2013
Fender’s new humbucker-powered take on their short-scale 1960s design.
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Staff Picks: Mod Squad

December 22, 2013
PG editors and special guests swap hot-rodding stories.
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