December 2016

What's New

Bass Bench: The Magic Truss Rod

October 28, 2016
How does the relentless pull of bass strings affect the mechanically weakest part of the instrument?
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Roland Releases the JC-22 Jazz Chorus

October 27, 2016
A scaled-down version of the classic amp.
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Flower Power Trio: The Stargazer Lilies

October 27, 2016
Guitarist John Cep and bassist Kim Field plant roots in songwriting terra firma while expanding their universe with stereo Marshalls, myriad pedals, vintage gear, and influences ranging from Kevin Shields to bossa nova.
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IK Multimedia Introduces the iLoud Micro Monitor

October 27, 2016
Ultra-compact reference studio monitors that give musicians, producers, and engineers ultra-accurate linear frequency response.
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Matthews Effects Unveils the Harbinger

October 27, 2016
A classic Rat-type distortion that uses original LM308 chips.
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Blake Guitar Solutions Releases the Apex Guitar Case

October 27, 2016
Blake Guitar Solutions create a guitar case that meets the everyday needs of both the working musician and the traveling guitarist.
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Staff Picks: Note to Self

October 27, 2016
Mitski and PG editors go back in time and give guitar counsel to their younger selves.
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Rig Rundown: Thrice’s Dustin Kensrue and Teppei Teranishi

October 26, 2016
Experimenting with odd-time signatures and unusual tunings isn’t the only reason for the band’s unique mojo—a few eye-popping guitars, classic amps, and a pile of pedals are also required for their brand of melodic post-hardcore.
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Tsakalis AudioWorks Intoduces the Crown British Overdrive Pedal

October 26, 2016
A variety of British-style tones from plexi to AC.
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The Recording Guitarist: Let It Bleed

October 26, 2016
Learn how to not just accept but love mic leakage in the studio.
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Echoes from the Garage

October 25, 2016
How a savage ’60s movement changed guitar then and now.
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Demeter Tremulator Plus Review

October 25, 2016
A classic wobble box, revised and expanded.
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Fender Mustang Bass PJ Review

October 24, 2016
Fender refreshes a classic bass design with a versatile pickup configuration.
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Prestige Guitars Releases the Premier Zebrawood

October 24, 2016
The latest edition features P-90 pickups, TUSQ XL nut, and a solid mahogany body.
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TC Electronic Announces 13 New Pedals

October 24, 2016
The new series includes the Rusty Fuzz, Grand Magus Distortion, Cinders Overdrive, Fangs Metal Distortion, Prophet Digital Delay, Echobrain Analog Delay, and more.
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Tuning Up: Vocal Cords—the Final Guitar Frontier?

October 24, 2016
You’ve spent your life learning from 6- and 4-string idols. Now it’s time to listen to the singer.
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Tools for the Task: 3x3 Replacement Tuning Machines

October 23, 2016
If you can’t blame a tuning issue on the other usual suspects, it might be time to consider swapping out your machines.
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Beyond Blues: Scotty Moore’s Raucous Rockabilly Licks

October 22, 2016
The legendary Elvis sideman was a pioneer of rockabilly guitar, and his approach to merging blues and country influenced generations of guitar pickers. Here’s how he did it.
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Guild S-200 T-Bird Review

October 21, 2016
The high-flying bird from the ’60s soars again in an authentic but more affordable guise.
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Knaggs Guitars Introduces the Severn X

October 21, 2016
Based on their successful Severn model, Knaggs Guitars announced the addition of the Severn X.
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