October 2016

What's New

Rig Rundown: Deerhoof

August 24, 2016
Despite their penchant for crazy sounds, avant-indie heroes John Dieterich and Ed Rodríguez aren't boutique snobs. Here they walk us through the tools they use to create their cerebral catharsis.
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Balaguer Guitars Introduces the Semi-Custom Series

August 24, 2016
The series fills the void for a musician looking for a customized guitar but without the high price tag.
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Schecter Diamond Series Michael Anthony Signature Bass Review

August 24, 2016
A new P-/J-style offering that delivers tones fit for the former Van Halen veteran.
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Practice Pals: A 5-Amp Review Roundup

August 23, 2016
PG examines a handful of very different but very portable and flexible amplifiers from Vox, Ibanez, Orange, Marshall, and Roland.
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Dean Zelinsky Guitars Announces the Paisley Dellatera

August 23, 2016
Players can customize their guitar with the choice of rosewood or maple fretboards, various hardware packages, pickguards, and pickup options.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Measuring and Adjusting Your Guitar’s Action

August 23, 2016
Even if you don’t do setups yourself, knowing how to take key measurements of your guitar’s action will help you get the feel and playability you're looking for.
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Source Audio Nemesis Delay Review

August 22, 2016
A super-potent echo machine that’s easy to use at both the deepest and most basic levels of functionality.
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Cog Effects Launches Line Of Analog Octave Pedals

August 22, 2016
The T-47 features two independent octave channels, each with level controls for clean signal and one octave down, as well as an adjustable Filter control.
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Tim Reede Guitars Introduces the Mercury

August 22, 2016
A boutique-level guitar with some customizable features.
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Staff Picks: Monster Bassists

August 22, 2016
We’ve discussed underrated guitarists, but what about those holding down the groove? Jazz virtuoso Rez Abbasi joins in the conversation.
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Quick Hit: Wampler Mini Ego Compressor

August 21, 2016
A compact version of a modern classic.
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Cram Session: Two-Hand Tapping

August 20, 2016
Eddie Van Halen didn’t invent tapping, but he certainly popularized it. Learn how to unlock the fretboard with this collection of finger-busting licks.
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Peavey Classic 30 Review

August 19, 2016
A dependable road warrior gets a nice boost.
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PRS Unveils the Private Stock Custom 24 8-String

August 19, 2016
Only eight of these instruments will be made for August 2016, commemorating Private Stock’s 20th Anniversary.
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Ask Amp Man: Taming a Marshall’s Extreme Treble

August 19, 2016
Here are a few easy ways to warm up a bright vintage Marshall head.
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Stian Westerhus: Daredevil Guitar

August 18, 2016
The Norwegian sonic wirewalker defies the conventions of tone, technique, and composition to create a unique aural universe.
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Tuning Up: Screw “5 Things Every Guitarist Should Do” Lists

August 18, 2016
PG chief editor Shawn Hammond on why guitar-playing listicles are bad-news bears that push his filthy-mouth buttons.
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D’Addario Launches Eclipse Tuner

August 17, 2016
A clip-on headstock tuner that offers fast, accurate chromatic tuning.
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Rig Rundown: Mutemath

August 17, 2016
Nashville’s electronica alt-rock quartet explains how they cover guitar and bass needs with three instruments, one amp, and lots of pedals.
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EarthQuaker Devices Spatial Delivery Review

August 17, 2016
Thanks to its clever multi-mode switch, this auto-filter will have you creating exciting new sounds way faster than more complex filters.
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