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October 2013

ARTICLES

GALLERY: Russian Circles Gear at Electrical Audio in Chicago

September 20, 2013
Earlier this year, Premier Guitar went into Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio studio with Russian Circles as they recorded their fifth studio album, Memorial. We give you an inside look at the gear of this legendary music-making space.
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Album Review: Deap Valley's "Sistrionix"

September 20, 2013
Angry, dirty, blues-rock through the fuzz of a woman scorned.
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Stomp Under Foot Civil Unrest Review

September 18, 2013
Find out if this Sovtek Muff-style fuzz succeeds in its mission to restore mid presence to the recipe without sacrificing oomph.
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Album Review: Trivium's "Vengeance Falls"

September 18, 2013
With the help of Disturbed's Dave Draiman, the Florida quartet continues to evolve with perhaps its most diverse effort yet.
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Pedal Switcher Shootout

September 17, 2013
We compare pedalboard switching solutions from OneControl, Decibel Eleven, Musicom Lab & EC Pedals Custom Shop.
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Album Review: Pete Huttlinger's "McGuire's Landing"

September 17, 2013
Fans of virtuosic fingerpicking will be over the moon with Huttlinger's latest, plus bonus material to boot.
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Tuning Up: Proud Hoarders

September 16, 2013
Society sees our stompbox addiction as a clinical condition, but PG editor in chief Shawn Hammond explains that’s because they don’t understand the power of the pedal.
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Vox Double Deca Analog Delay Review

September 16, 2013
A colorful analog echo with ample delay time and trippy modulation options.
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Xotic Effects SL Drive Review

September 15, 2013
This tiny overdrive pedal invokes the sounds of two classic Marshall amps, the Super Lead and Super Bass.
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Music Man Classic Sabre Review

September 15, 2013
The new Sabre is an excellent all-around workhorse for bassists with a taste for zing and slap.
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Fano Alt de Facto GF6 Review

September 14, 2013
Inspired by oddball semi-hollows of yesteryear, Dennis Fano’s latest features neo-classic aesthetics and an intoxicating blend of lead and rhythm tones.
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EarthQuaker Devices The Depths Review

September 13, 2013
An analog modulation pedal inspired by the Uni-Vibe—but with some compelling new twists.
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Electro-Harmonix Next Step Talking Pedal Review

September 13, 2013
An exciting wah alternative in an innovative package at a great price.
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DIY Pedalboard Build

September 13, 2013
Get custom-shop options on a bargain budget by making it yourself.
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Mission Engineering VM-PRO Buffered Volume Pedal Review

September 12, 2013
A superb volume pedal with many cool extras—including compatibility with vintage pedals and active pickups.
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Tone Tips: Tube Talk

September 12, 2013
Electric guitar gets much of its sonic mojo from vacuum tubes. Get the lowdown on those glowing glass bottles and learn how to coax the best sound from your amp.
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Builder Profile: The Mu-tron Story

September 12, 2013
Mike Beigel talks about the rise and fall of his company Musitronics—a pioneering stompbox outfit that helped shape the sound of the 1970s.
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Crimsontone Moro Review

September 11, 2013
A ferocious 15-watt head inspired by Orange, Marshall, and Sovtek amps.
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Heptode Virtuoso Phase Shifter Review

September 10, 2013
A fabulous clone of the forgotten Maestro PS-1A phase shifter.
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State of the Stomp: Build a Preset Volume Box

September 10, 2013
This DIY volume level box is great for players who use amp distortion and adjust their gain level from the guitar.
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