August Issue

Gear

Refretting a '72 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe

October 18, 2011
If you’ve been reading this column recently, you’ll recall we’re in the middle of restoring a ’72 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe.
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The Stratocaster "Jazz Switch" Mod

October 18, 2011
Prior to 1967, Fender used the following wiring: bridge pickup alone, neck pickup alone, and neck pickup alone with an additional 0.1 µF cap engaged.
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Pigtronix Tremvelope Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
The analog, optical Pigtronix Tremvelope invites tremolo fans to look deeper into what the effect can deliver.
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Mirror Industries

October 18, 2011
Having worked in the guitar effects industry for 15+ years, I’ve noticed that it shares some striking similarities with the record industry.
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SolidGoldFX Surf Rider Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
Though the Surf Rider isn’t a true spring reverb, the device recreates the tone and response of a spring unit with remarkable accuracy.
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Black Cat Bee Buzz Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
The recently resurrected Black Cat Bee Buzz is a brilliant beam of stinging light in the world of brawny, super high-gain fuzzes.
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Catalinbread Naga Viper Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
Catalinbread uses the Rangemaster as square one for the design of the Naga Viper—a treble boost with a little something extra.
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2011 Pedal Roundup: 37 Stompboxes Reviewed

October 18, 2011
“Stompbox.” The word just sounds fun. But, of course, it’s what you do with pedals that matters. And we sure as heck wouldn’t be cramming 37 reviews of the latest, greatest pedals into a single issue of Premier Guitar if stompboxes weren’t, well, a foot-stomping good time.
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VHT V-Drive Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
The VHT V-Drive is a stompbox crammed with goodies, including a fundamentally unique method of tweaking the V-Drive’s distortion character.
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How to Get the Most Out of Your Delay Pedal

October 18, 2011
Whether you’ve got a barebones analog box or a feature-packed digital model, your delay can do a lot more than add ambience to your sound. Here we walk you through everything from basics like signal-chain placement and dialing in traditional sounds to looping and precise tempo matching.
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