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May 2014

Breedlove Premier Auditorium Rosewood Review

March 24, 2014
The acoustic experts from Bend, Oregon, deliver a versatile, luxurious-sounding jack-of-all-trades.
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Ask Amp Man: From Silverfaces to Silvertones

March 24, 2014
Making sense of the external speaker jacks on vintage Fenders—and resurrecting a cool old Silvertone.
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Staff Picks: Modern Metal—Rock or Rank?

March 23, 2014
The state of modern metal, as discussed in recent (unofficial) PG social media polls, seems to be a point of contention among guitarists. Gus G. joins us in considering modern metal.
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Bass Bench: Tuning Stability

March 21, 2014
Having problems keeping your bass in tune? Before you swap out the tuning machines, ponder a few facts.
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Manchester Orchestra: Sharing a Lung

March 20, 2014
Andy Hull and Robert McDowell deliver a dual-guitar coup de main on Cope—the Atlanta indie-rockers’ heaviest record to date.
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Third Man Bumble Buzz Review

March 20, 2014
Jack White's Third Man delivers a positively monstrous no-frills octave fuzz.
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Vintage Vault: 1967 Rickenbacker 366/12 Convertible

March 18, 2014
Discover how this 1967 Rickenbacker 366/12 can morph from a 12-string to a 6-string with the flick of a handle.
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State of the Stomp: Top 10 Pedal Picks from NAMM 2014

March 17, 2014
The coolest new pedals selected by a stompbox industry insider.
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Last Call: Out of Hand

March 16, 2014
Is now the time to deal with gear dependency?
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Tim Mahoney: 311 Comes Full Circle

March 14, 2014
After two decades of making funk-metal with his buds, 311's guitarist is excited about the band's first release on 311 Records.
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PRS Archon Review

March 13, 2014
Paul Reed Smith enters the heavy rock amp arena with a 100-watt beast.
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Esoterica Electrica: The Incredibly Smart and Simple Strat

March 13, 2014
What is it that makes the Stratocaster so special?
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The Recording Guitarist: Two Mics Are (Sometimes) Better than One

March 12, 2014
Recording your amp with multiple mics can add magic and mystery—or kill your tone dead.
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Frank Bello & Dave Ellefson: Altitudes & Attitude’s High-Flying Bassists

March 6, 2014
What happens when the bassists from Anthrax and Megadeth join forces?
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Flamenco Master Paco de Lucia: 1947-2014

February 27, 2014
PG salutes the trailblazing nylon-string virtuoso who wowed flamenco traditionalists while pushing the genre forward.
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