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April 2014

ARTICLES

MXR Custom Shop Micro Amp+ Review

March 11, 2014
MXR refines an unsung classic and creates a potent tone-sculpting tool.
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Tuning Up: The Power of "No."

March 10, 2014
How the fearless members of Pussy Riot teach us to fight the fight in grand and small ways.
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SolidGoldFX Zeta Review

March 10, 2014
Amp-like overdrive, clarity, and responsiveness in a simple, rugged OD.
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together PANGEA's "Badillac" Album Review

March 7, 2014
It’s the relentless grip on melody, the breakneck dynamics shifts, and the sheer gumption that hold it all together—not to mention the blistering solos.
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Mod Garage: Exploring the Tele Pickup Palette

March 7, 2014
If you decide to replace your Tele pickups, first do some homework and research the venerable model’s broad tonal palette.
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Line 6 POD HD Pro X Review

March 6, 2014
Rack-mounted POD overflows with sounds.
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State of the Stomp: Cleansing the Doors of Perception

March 5, 2014
Nowadays we can endlessly research all our gear decisions. But is that “knowledge” always a good thing?
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Staff Picks: Book Worms

March 4, 2014
Books! Check 'em out! Veteran folkie John Hammond, PG editors, and our Reader of the Month discuss great guitar lit to learn from.
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Deep 6: A Brief History of the Tragically Underused Electric Baritone Guitar

March 4, 2014
Tucked in a register between standard guitar and bass guitar, the baritone has a sound and vibe all its own. Discover what makes this 6-string so appealing to songwriters, studio guitarists, and rockers.
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Markbass Multiamp Review

March 3, 2014
A great-sounding, feature-rich bass modeling amp.
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John Frusciante: War and Peace

March 3, 2014
The former Red Hot Chili Pepper opens up about his under-the-radar musical journey, why he traded his Strat for a Yamaha SG2000, and achieving artistic freedom via electronica.
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The War on Drugs' "Lost in the Dream" Album Review

March 2, 2014
TWOD’s latest is a heart-rending little ride marking a brilliant texturalist emerging as a master songsmith.
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Robben Ford's "A Day in Nashville" Album Review

February 28, 2014
This album is a prime example of the human element of music—real people, in a room, playing together.
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Guitar Shop 101: How to Install Standard and Locking Strap Buttons

February 28, 2014
Everything you need to know to easily secure your acoustic or electric.
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MXR Custom Shop Phase 99 Review

February 27, 2014
Two classic Phase 90s combined with impressive tone-shaping controls in a single compact enclosure.
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