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February 2014

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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CMandell Dutch Kazoo Review

December 20, 2013
This “prettiest stompbox ever” contender is a monstrous fuzz of many colors.
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Modern Builder Vault: Bad Seed Guitars

December 20, 2013
A racecar builder uses his engineering know-how to build guitars out of titanium and other metals.
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Arthur Channel’s Jon Greene, Lyle Workman & Alain Johannes: Silver-Screen Dream

December 19, 2013
Ex-Chili Pepper drummer Jack Irons, Beck sideman Lyle Workman, Wallflowers bassist Greg Richling, and Alain Johannes team with singer/guitarist Jon Greene for a project right out of the movies.
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Bass Bench: The Future of Bass

December 18, 2013
Where is bass design headed and why should you care?
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Epiphone G-400 PRO Review

December 18, 2013
Value and versatility in a vintage-styled SG.
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Humbucker-Sized P-90 Review Roundup

December 17, 2013
Eight pickup sets that’ll transform your Les Paul into a Special, or breathe sparkling new life into any other humbucker-equipped axe.
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State of the Stomp: Dexter the Polyphonic Monster

December 17, 2013
Finally—a multi-octave pedal that sounds real.
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Reverend Horton Heat: Rompin' with the Rev

December 16, 2013
When it comes to the Reverend Horton Heat’s gear, his new album, or his live show, you can be sure everything is cranked to 10.
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Guitar Tracks: More Track Cleaning

December 16, 2013
Which instrumental tracks need cleaning prior to a mix? And how much cleaning is too much?
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Vintage Vault: 1958 Guild M-75 Aristocrat

December 15, 2013
This vintage Guild Aristocrat M-75 borrows design elements from both upscale archtops and Gibson Les Pauls.
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