December 2016

Videos

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B.A. Ferguson Classic Class Shirley Review

B.A. Ferguson Classic Class Shirley Review

December 9, 2016
A sweet handbuilt solidbody deftly walks the tightrope between Fender and Gibson.
Rig Rundown: Switchfoot's Drew Shirley

Rig Rundown: Switchfoot's Drew Shirley

December 7, 2016
The Grammy-winning guitarist shows off his Elliott guitars, a well-designed pedalboard, and his old-school, dual-amp approach.
Godin Summit Classic CT Convertible Review

Godin Summit Classic CT Convertible Review

December 2, 2016
Here’s a well-crafted triple-threat axe that lives up to the do-it-all hype.
Rig Rundown: Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Rig Rundown: Chris Robinson Brotherhood

November 30, 2016
Psychedelia reigns with the band’s stash of boutique guitars, workhorse amps, and tone-shaping stomps.
Yamaha Revstar RSP20CR Review

Yamaha Revstar RSP20CR Review

November 25, 2016
Top-flight quality and go-fast looks in a sweet-sounding solidbody.
Black Cat Monster K-Fuzz Review

Black Cat Monster K-Fuzz Review

November 24, 2016
A menacing and expressive octave fuzz classic is recast in a more practical and musically malleable form.
Rig Rundown: The Dandy Warhols

Rig Rundown: The Dandy Warhols

November 23, 2016
James Holmström, Zia McCabe, and Courtney Taylor-Taylor show off some of the most jaw-droppingly unique custom and rare vintage axes we've seen in ages.
ESP LTD B-1005SE Multi-Scale Bass Review

ESP LTD B-1005SE Multi-Scale Bass Review

November 21, 2016
Boutique looks, quality components, and impressive tones converge in a unique new 5-string.
Rig Rundown: Alter Bridge's Mark Tremonti and Myles Kennedy

Rig Rundown: Alter Bridge's Mark Tremonti and Myles Kennedy

November 16, 2016
Big, loud amps and a handful of PRS guitars power one of modern rock’s most formidable guitar duos.
Two-Rock Cardiff Review

Two-Rock Cardiff Review

November 14, 2016
Can you have EL84 sparkle and bounteous bottom?
Rig Rundown: Band of Skulls

Rig Rundown: Band of Skulls

November 9, 2016
The English rock band travels heavy with Fender solidbodies and Gretsch semi-hollows while proving that pedal swaps make a group closer.
EBS Magni 500 MA15 Review

EBS Magni 500 MA15 Review

November 9, 2016
EBS delivers a new bass combo aimed at working musicians keen on a light load.
Axes & Artifacts - Fender Bassman Shoot Out (1958, 1959 & 1960)

Axes & Artifacts - Fender Bassman Shoot Out (1958, 1959 & 1960)

November 7, 2016
PG's John Bohlinger and Gruhn Guitars' Lloyd Nicely plug into not just one but three of Leo's most coveted vintage tweed amps.
Rig Rundown: Nada Surf

Rig Rundown: Nada Surf

November 2, 2016
The alt-rock group packs a punch with Les Pauls, cranked amps, and just a few essential stomps.
Rig Rundown: Thrice’s Dustin Kensrue and Teppei Teranishi

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.
Demeter Tremulator Plus Review

Demeter Tremulator Plus Review

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

Fender Mustang Bass PJ Review

October 24, 2016
Fender refreshes a classic bass design with a versatile pickup configuration.
Guild S-200 T-Bird Review

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.
Cort B5 Plus AS Review

Cort B5 Plus AS Review

October 20, 2016
A modern 5-string with classic features brings the booty without busting the bank.
Rig Rundown: Pierce the Veil's Tony Perry

Rig Rundown: Pierce the Veil's Tony Perry

October 19, 2016
The lead guitarist behind the post-hardcore band discusses what specs he likes in his signature ESPs and why he prefers going digital on the road.