December 2016

What's New

PRS Updates Core and S2 Series Electric Guitars for 2017

November 18, 2016
The coming year's highlights include the introduction of the McCarty Singlecut 594, 509, Santana Retro, and Gen III tremolo bridge in Core and new pickups for the S2 Series.
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Gibson Custom Announces the Mark Knopfler 1958 Les Paul

November 18, 2016
A precise replica of Knopfler’s beloved ’58 that accompanied him onstage and in the studio since the 1990s.
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ObsidianWire Releases Pro-Wired Electronics for LP-Style Guitars

November 18, 2016
ObsidianWire has released a new range of professional grade upgrade wiring harnesses for LP style guitars.
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Kemper Adds New Delay Effects to the Profiler

November 18, 2016
The latest update includes seven new time-based effects with many of the delay types featuring a grit control that adds typical tape saturation and distortion to the wet signal.
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Tools for the Task: Pedalboard Power

November 18, 2016
Ten options for fueling your pedalboard population.
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John Scofield Connects the Dots

November 17, 2016
The jazz guitarist explores the common ground between bebop and honky-tonk on his latest album, Country for Old Men.
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Mitchell Guitars Introduces MS400 Series

November 17, 2016
A solid choice for rock, metal, blues, and jazz, the brand's fresh single-cutaway electric guitar employs a classic design with a modern twist.
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On Bass: Low-End Life Hacks

November 17, 2016
Why the "right" way isn’t always the right way.
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Dwarfcraft Devices Welcomes Back the Baby Thunder and SheFuzz

November 16, 2016
Two old favorites are now offered in slimmed-down enclosures with more flexibility and added controls.
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Rig Rundown: Alter Bridge's Mark Tremonti and Myles Kennedy

November 16, 2016
Big, loud amps and a handful of PRS guitars power one of modern rock’s most formidable guitar duos.
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Chellee Guitars Unveils the Ponyboy Overdrive V2

November 16, 2016
The second-generation dirtbox is upgraded with new features a more reliable microcontroller-operated relay bypass switching system.
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Mid-Fi Electronics Releases the Magick "i" Envelope Controlled Overdrive

November 16, 2016
The overdrive clipping is controlled by an optical envelope and can be switched between 12W and 22W operation modes.
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Session Sages: Nick Raskulinecz, Dave Cobb, and Buddy Miller on Recording Guitars

November 16, 2016
Three acclaimed guitarist-producers on the tools, techniques, and philosophies that guide their work with heavy-hitters like Rush, Mastodon, Jason Isbell, and Robert Plant.
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More Than Beer & Blood: Red Fang’s Bryan Giles and David Sullivan

November 15, 2016
They’re famous for cheeky videos full of booze and entrails, but there’s a lot more going on with Only Ghosts—their new Ross Robinson-produced LP full of pulsing Sunn amps, 5-string Mustangs, and vintage stomps.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: In Loving Memory of Alan Vincent

November 15, 2016
A PG fan pays tribute to a beloved son, gone too soon but never forgotten.
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Two-Rock Cardiff Review

November 14, 2016
Can you have EL84 sparkle and bounteous bottom?
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Organic Timbre Releases the Rhapsody G12F Guitar Speaker

November 14, 2016
This 12" speaker is specially-designed to handle 300W and provides transparent headroom necessary to work well with modeling amplifiers.
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Acoustic Soundboard: The Challenges of Wood Sourcing

November 14, 2016
The lowdown on tonewood availability from a small-scale guitar manufacturer’s perspective.
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Quick Hit: Radial JDX Direct Drive

November 13, 2016
No amp? No problem. This DI offers a wealth of options for those who want to leave their amp at home.
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Five Funk-Rock Grooves for the Ages

November 12, 2016
Let’s groove tonight! Funk guitar has way more subgenres than you might think. Learn how to go from quirky to heavy and back.
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