October 2016

What's New

On Bass: Supercharge Your Sonic Options

August 1, 2016
Having multiple basses to cover a wide spectrum of tones is a good thing, but then practicality sets in.
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Last Call: What’s in a Name?

July 31, 2016
For many bands, there’s a message behind the moniker.
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Twang 101: Swampy Blues

July 30, 2016
Can you invoke the soulful sound of blues guitar while keeping some country twang on hand?
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Scalloped Wonder

July 29, 2016
PG reader John Wiley shares the saga of how he turned a yard-sale S-style into an homage to Ritchie Blackmore.
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Rio Grande Pickups Unveils the Greasegunner Humbucker

July 29, 2016
A double-blade pickup designed for T-style guitars.
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Radial Engineering Introduces the BigShot EFX

July 29, 2016
Set up two separate effects loops and insert them into your pedal chain.
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Mod Garage: Rewiring a Fender Jaguar

July 29, 2016
Want to beef up this iconic solidbody’s sounds? We’ll show you how.
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What Bohlinger Plays: Fretting Behind the Slide

July 28, 2016
The Lee Brice guitarist unpacks a simple technique that opens the portal to vast new worlds in slide playing.
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Vick Audio Introduces the Hypocenter Delay

July 28, 2016
A digitally-controlled stomp that provides from 25ms to 450ms of delay.
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Walrus Audio Vanguard Dual Phase Review

July 28, 2016
Make no mistake: Despite its sophisticated-sounding name, this box houses a two-headed modulation monster.
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Rig Rundown: Esmé Patterson

July 27, 2016
The up-and-coming singer-songwriter discusses her penchant for cheap guitars, her favorite ESP Ron Wood T-style, and the boutique-stocked pedalboard she built with her dad.
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Doomabilly: Opossum Holler’s Lloyd Nicely and Shelby Smith

July 27, 2016
We sit down to talk with the Kentucky trio's guitarist and bassist about their adrenalin-fueled mix of B-movie references, grade-A riffs, and smarty-pants chords.
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KHDK Electronics Unveils the Scuzz Box

July 26, 2016
A germanium-voiced fuzz pedal with two distinct modes.
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Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: Jay Turser Branson Model

July 26, 2016
Sometimes it pays to step back and do a little homework before bidding on an eBay guitar.
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Pirate Guitar Effects Releases the Plank Preamp & Boost

July 26, 2016
Designed around two of the most well-known pedal circuits ever built.
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EVH 5150 III LBX Review

July 26, 2016
Make way for a pint-sized behemoth that’ll wow both Van Halen fans and purveyors of more aggressive styles.
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Hi-Tone Amplification: A Legacy Reborn

July 25, 2016
How Hi-Tone Amplification’s Clayton Callaway won over Dave Reeves’ family and formed an alliance to continue the late Hiwatt founder’s painstaking legacy.
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Schroeder Amplification Announces the SA9+, SA9-REC, and Formula 20

July 25, 2016
A trio of new amps with audiophile-grade components.
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