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June 2014

Staff Picks: Unsung Heroes

April 27, 2014
Traffic’s Dave Mason joins PG editors and our Reader of the Month in celebrating our forgotten heroes—masterful players who’ve impacted the course of guitar history but perhaps never got their dues.
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Modern Builder Vault: Alquier Guitars

April 25, 2014
This French luthier's breathtaking designs embrace old-world construction techniques while flouting tradition with classic automobile aesthetics and surprising tonal versatility.
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Guitar Shop 101: How to File Sharp Fret Ends

April 25, 2014
When a fretboard dries out from low humidity, the wood shrinks, exposing sharp fret ends. Here’s how to deal with this vexing problem.
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Bryan Sutton: Bluegrass and Beyond

April 24, 2014
A modern bluegrass master pushes himself—and others—into new territory.
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Orange CR60C Review

April 24, 2014
Solid-state, 60-watt combo delivers great range, sweet clean tones, and copious crunch.
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Vintage Vault: 1978 Fender Telecaster and 1979 Stratocaster Antigua

April 23, 2014
In 1977, Fender applied the smoky “Antigua” finish to their classic models.
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State of the Stomp: Harmonic Convergence, Pt. 1

April 22, 2014
Understanding how guitars and strings produce sound is the first step to understanding the physics of distortion.
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Positive Grid BIAS for iPad Review

April 21, 2014
A great-sounding, supremely customizable amp modeler for iPad and iPhone.
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Ask Amp Man: Removing Output Tubes to Reduce Power

April 21, 2014
Want to reduce the power in an amp with four output tubes? Here’s how to do it right.
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Daring Audio Laser Cannon HD Review

April 20, 2014
A solid fuzz/distortion for bass with a wide variety of tones.
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Shredding Nylon: Rodrigo y Gabriela

April 18, 2014
The acoustic rockers return to their metal-tinged, dual-guitar roots with 9 Dead Alive.
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Mod Garage: 7 Tele Bridge Pickup Alternatives

April 18, 2014
Tired of twang? Inject your T-style with new life.
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In the Studio with Linkin Park

April 17, 2014
Determined not to repeat themselves, the nü-metal pioneers break new guitar ground on their latest album.
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Fender Coronado Review

April 17, 2014
The idiosyncratic ’60s semi-hollowbody returns—with some twists.
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Joe Satriani: Outside the Box

April 15, 2014
With a new autobiography and a 15-disc box set chronicling his musical past, the silver surfer reveals how he learned to really play.
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MTD Kingston Rubicon 6-22 Review

April 15, 2014
The famed bass builder designs a super-playable solidbody.
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On Bass: Let's Go Amp Shopping

April 14, 2014
In the market for a new bass rig? Before you plunk down the coin, ask yourself a few questions.
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Esoterica Electrica: Pawnshop Plywood Chic Comes of Age

April 13, 2014
The “mystery wood” warriors of yesterday and today.
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Last Call: From Front of House

April 11, 2014
Get some sound advice from award-winning live mixer, Wayne Pauley.
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Pre-War Perfection: The Martin D-45

April 10, 2014
The 91 D-45s that Martin produced between 1932 and 1942 may be the most coveted flattops ever made. What makes them so special?
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