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Doyle Bramhall II: The Spiritualist

December 19, 2016
He grew up with the Vaughan brothers. He’s been a sideman to Roger Waters and Eric Clapton. Now he’s ended a 15-year recording drought with the powerful Rich Man.
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Fractal Audio Systems AX8 Review

December 19, 2016
The sounds of Axe-Fx are now available in a compact pedalboard format.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: ESP George Lynch Skull N’ Bones

December 18, 2016
After 15 years of pining, a guitarist finally scores the ’80s hair-metal guitar of his dreams.
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Digging Deeper: Developing a Funk-Guitar Orchestra

December 17, 2016
Prince’s rhythm guitarist shares her approach to layering chord stabs, single-note lines, and “chicken grease.”
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Ernie Ball Music Man Caprice Review

December 16, 2016
Long known primarily for their classic active basses, the historic builder debuts a strong new passive 4-string.
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Nordstrand Pickups Releases the BigRig Bass Pickup

December 16, 2016
A hum-canceling pickup where the coils sense different parts of the string movement.
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Cara Guitars Unveils the 10th Avenue Deluxe

December 16, 2016
Features include a custom DiMarzio humbucker, 16" radius fretboard, and 24" scale length.
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Speaker Geeks: Why Graphs Matter, and When They Don’t

December 16, 2016
In this new column debut, amp guru Steven Fryette discusses how to make sense of the speaker data manufacturers spend so much time and money on.
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First Look: Line 6 Spider V 120

December 16, 2016
PG's John Bohlinger enjoys his first jam with the new modeling combo.
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Dillinger Escape Plan’s Swan Song

December 15, 2016
Ben Weinman discusses the band’s 20-year evolution in the metal scene, guitar philosophies, and how everyone in the group gave their best-ever studio performance on their final album, Dissociation.
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Stomp Audio Unveils the Octopus Octaver

December 15, 2016
A monophonic octave pedal that uses an analog circuit.
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On Bass: Tips for TV Gigs

December 15, 2016
Keeping your playing, gear, and footprint tight is the best strategy for live-recorded broadcast performances.
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Rig Rundown: Gang of Four's Andy Gill

December 14, 2016
A surprisingly modern setup for one of post-punk’s founding fathers.
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Matthews Effects Unveils the Architect V2 Foundational Overdrive

December 14, 2016
The EQ section has a full 3-band baxandall tone stack.
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Godin Guitars Releases the La Patrie Arena Series

December 14, 2016
These guitars feature intricate rosettes, custom polished finishes, and an innovative double-function truss rod system.
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Fishman Introduces the SA Performance Audio System

December 14, 2016
The system consists of the SA330x wide dispersion modified line array speaker system, the SA Sub subwoofer and the SA Expand 4-channel expander/mixer.
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Staff Picks: Music in Technicolor

December 14, 2016
The perfect marriage of film and score can propel good storytelling to unforgettable. Australian blues guitarist Hamish Anderson joins PG editors in naming our most memorable movie soundtracks.
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Tonal Calculus: Margaret Glaspy

December 13, 2016
A singer-songwriter from a family of guitarists dials in the gnarly sounds that bring her lyrics to life—with help from a Danocaster and a humble, rumbling Fender Champ.
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Tsakalis AudioWorks Introduces the Experience Fuzz Octave

December 13, 2016
A dual-channel effect that goes after classic tones from the '70s.
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Strymon Announces the Riverside Multistage Drive

December 13, 2016
The company's first drive pedal offers both analog and DSP gain stages.
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