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February 2013

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NAMM 2013 Editors' Picks - Day 4

January 27, 2013
PG editors Shawn Hammond, Charles Saufley, and Rich Osweiler pick their favorites from the last day of the show.
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GALLERY: NAMM 2013 - Day 4

January 27, 2013
What our editors saw on the final day of Winter NAMM 2013.
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GALLERY: NAMM 2013 - Day 3

January 26, 2013
Everything the PG editors saw at Winter NAMM on Saturday.
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NAMM 2013 Editors' Picks - Day 3

January 26, 2013
PG Editors pick their top gear from the third day of NAMM.
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GALLERY: NAMM 2013 - Day 2

January 25, 2013
Everything the PG editors saw at Winter NAMM on Friday.
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1986: EVH on “5150” vs. Vai on “Eat ‘Em And Smile”

January 10, 2013
How Van Halen''s split broadened the musical landscape of the mid-''80s.
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Fender Vibro-King 20th Anniversary Amp Review

January 9, 2013
Even with a recipe that''s concocted from familiar old-school Fender elements, the Vibro-King sings with a unique voice that’s suited to a variety of blues and classic rock settings.
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Album Review: Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness—Deluxe Box Set

January 9, 2013
Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness—Deluxe Box Set Virgin Records With Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, the Smashing Pumpkins pushed the already loose boundaries of the alt-rock
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Album Review: Arbouretum - "Coming Out of the Fog"

January 9, 2013
Arbouretum Coming Out of the Fog Thrill Jockey Imagine an improbable collision of Fairport Convention, the Velvet Underground, and early Jefferson Airplane, and you’ll begin to grasp Arbouretum’s doomy folk-rock
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Overton Flyweight 500 Micro Amp Review

January 9, 2013
With so many well-thought-out features in such a budget-friendly package, Overton has taken a step in the right direction with the Flyweight 500 micro amp.
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Gretsch G5442BDC Electromatic Bass Review

January 9, 2013
The Gretsch G5442BDC Electromatic bass is a well-constructed instrument with lots of usable tones and an undeniably cool retro vibe.
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Wenge: The New Brazilian?

January 9, 2013
I prefer woods that are “live,” regardless of their grain, figure, or color.
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Nace M1-18R Amp Review

January 9, 2013
Though the Nace M1-18R will exceed the budget of most casual players, it verges on being a work of art and can be a dangerous weapon in the studio and small-to-medium sized stages.
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Interview: HBC's Scott Henderson and Jeff Berlin

January 9, 2013
Musicians Institute guitar guru Scott Henderson and outspoken bass virtuoso Jeff Berlin discuss their chops-laden new album with Dennis Chambers, why Berlin didn’t join Van Halen, and why metronomes and rock academia are useless.
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PRS 408 Maple Top Electric Guitar Review

January 9, 2013
With its comfortable but substantial neck, artfully and precisely built body and hardware, and vast array of timbres, the PRS 408 Maple Top is an amazing tool for carving out a very individual tone.
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I Lost A Fight with an Elevator

January 9, 2013
Having $6,000 worth of gear— including my beloved Les Paul— stolen from my van was just the beginning of my Thanksgiving-weekend woes. Letting my anger get the better of me only compounded the problem. But with some astounding luck, professional counsel, and hard work, I eventually emerged victorious.
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How Should You Record?

January 9, 2013
When considering using a commercial studio versus a home studio, you have to weigh the benefits and costs.
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February 2013 Staff Picks: Say It in Song

January 9, 2013
When words just aren’t enough, we turn to music to help us get in the mood. This month we name the tunes we’d play to woo our objects of affection.
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Forgotten Heroes: Big Jim Sullivan

January 9, 2013
We pay tribute to a fretboard legend who came of age alongside a young Jimmy Page, and wound up supporting Tom Jones for many years in Vegas.
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Interview: Rosie Flores - Rockabilly Road Doggie

January 9, 2013
With nearly 50 years of gigs under her belt, twang queen Rosie Flores talks about recording with Rockabilly legend Janis Martin, why her car is her favorite workspace, and how she gets gristly tones with super-light strings.
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