December 2016

What's New

Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Lost in Translation

September 21, 2016
Does it matter if the person building your guitar knows how to play one?
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Stompbox Savants

September 20, 2016
Eight innovative builders share their design philosophies and describe life on the cutting edge of pedal craft.
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EarthQuaker Devices Releases the Transmisser Resonant Reverb

September 20, 2016
A modulated reverb with extra-long decay fed to a highly resonant filter.
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J. Rockett Audio Tranquilizer Phaser Review

September 20, 2016
Find out why our reviewer pined, "The Tranquilizer delivers everything I lie awake at night wishing for in a phaser."
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Nordstrand Pickups Unveils the Big J-Blade Bass Pickup

September 19, 2016
A J-style pickup, with a continuous sensing blade offered in two different winds.
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Dunlop John Petrucci JP95 Signature Cry Baby Wah Review

September 19, 2016
The prog kingpin’s rack wah is the tone foundation for this powerful, high-gain wah.
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Stomp Audio Labs Releases the Waves

September 19, 2016
A modern tremolo, with tap tempo, three waveforms, hold mode, tempo subdivision, and waveform symmetry distortion.
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Tuning Up: Stop #&@#-ing Starbucking Us, Man!

September 19, 2016
PG’s Shawn Hammond on moving beyond groupthink and cyclical fads.
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Staff Picks: Leaving Footprints

September 18, 2016
Marcus King joins PG editors to discuss the stomps that changed the guitar world forever.
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Dwarfcraft Devices Twin Stags Tremolo Review

September 18, 2016
Ben Hinz and company's unique new dual tremolo delivers warm pulses, versatile controls, and synth-like power.
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Deep Blues: Born to Boogie

September 17, 2016
Thanks to John Lee Hooker, Billy Gibbons, and other heavyweights, the swinging style of barrelhouse pianists has become a cornerstone of rock and blues guitar. Here’s a look at the most essential boogie-woogie patterns and how to use them.
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Electro-Harmonix Announces the Wailer Wah Pedal

September 16, 2016
Features the circuitry, sound and tone of the award-winning Crying Tone in a traditional rack and pinion style pedal and at an extremely affordable price point.
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Ouija Board Blues: Jimmy “Duck” Holmes

September 16, 2016
With his Epiphone Masterbilt, a Mississippi juke joint owner channels the ghosts of Skip James, Henry Stuckey, and other long-gone guitarists to carry an old, rare, haunting, and influential Delta sound into the present.
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Seymour Duncan Catalina Dynamic Chorus Review

September 16, 2016
An intuitive chorus that responds to the player’s touch.
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Guitar Shop 101: Touch-up a String Nut with Super Glue

September 16, 2016
After replacing or upgrading a nut, finish the job with fast-acting cyanoacrylate adhesive.
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C.W. Stoneking: Tortured Spirits & Two Microphones

September 15, 2016
After pairing his backwoods vocal drawl with a National Duolian for 20 years, the Australian 6-stringer switches to a Jazzmaster and primitive tube combos to project his haunting, primal, and fantastically unique take on American Delta blues.
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IK Multimedia Announces iRig HD 2

September 15, 2016
A pro digital guitar interface for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and PC.
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Boss BC-1X Bass Compressor Review

September 15, 2016
Boss’ latest compressor for bassists aims to tame dynamics with punch and precision.
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Rig Rundown: Los Straitjackets

September 14, 2016
The masked guitarists demonstrate how a pedal-less setup is the right fit for their instrumental brand of surf rock.
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Fredric Effects Announces the Accomplished Badger

September 14, 2016
An original two-stage boost with an opamp buffer/boost driving a germanium transistor gain stage.
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