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February 2017

ARTICLES

Mod Garage: Four Ways to Configure a 4-Conductor Humbucker

January 20, 2017
Unravel the mysteries of series, parallel, and coil-splitting wiring schemes.
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Stick Men: The Indeterminacy of Sticks

January 19, 2017
King Crimson paragon Tony Levin and composer/luthier Markus Reuter continue to redefine touch guitar—and bass—on Prog Noir.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: The Price of Tides

January 18, 2017
The prices for the most highly sought-after vintage guitars remain in outer space, but you can still spend plenty on bottom-barrel instruments from the same era—if you’re into that.
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Ernie Ball Ambient Delay Review

January 17, 2017
Expression pedal, delay, and reverb combine in an impressively practical and potent effect.
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On Bass: It’s All in the Approach

January 17, 2017
Overplaying bassists aren’t typically held in high regard, but there are ways to let your creativity shine through while still maintaining a solid foundation.
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Animals as Leaders: 16 Strings vs. the World

January 16, 2017
Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes reveal how, for the first time, they bypassed outside producers and collaborators to write, track, and mix their new album as a band.
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MXR EP103 Echoplex Delay Review

January 16, 2017
MXR impressively approximates Maestro EP-3 tones and dynamics in a simple, compact stompbox.
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Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Gary Rossington: Simple Man, Big Tone

January 15, 2017
A 6-string legend gets back to blues-rock basics in a new album with wife Dale Krantz, and shares the recipe for his fat, classic Les Paul sound.
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Dunlop CBM105Q Cry Baby Mini Bass Wah Review

January 13, 2017
The new Cry Baby for bassists proves big, tasty wah sounds can be tapped from a mighty small pedal.
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Ask Amp Man: Supercharging a Super Reverb

January 13, 2017
Six ways to beef-up the breakup on the classic Fender combo.
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Warpaint: The New Style

January 12, 2017
Emily Kokal and Theresa Wayman on chops, their affection for dissonant, trance-like melodies, and their latest album, Heads Up.
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Milkman Pint Review

January 12, 2017
A 10-watt amp that’s “class A” in every regard.
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Staff Picks: Going Green

January 11, 2017
Ron Gallo joins PG staffers in naming the guitarists whose talents make us twinge with adoring envy.
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Forgotten Heroes: D. Boon

January 10, 2017
The visionary Minutemen guitarist shattered the rock 'n’ roll rulebook, and in the process created a punk-fueled legacy of scaldingly eccentric music.
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Collings OM2H T Review

January 10, 2017
A tradition-minded orchestra model with magnificent tone, looks, feel, and craftsmanship.
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Quick Hit: Spector Timbre

January 9, 2017
An acoustic bass guitar from Spector that marries sophisticated looks with a build designed for responsiveness.
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Vintage Vault: 1959 Gibson ES-330TD

January 9, 2017
Introduced a year after the ES-335, this hollowbody has a lot in common with first-generation Gibson thinlines.
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Tools for the Task: Partial Capos

January 8, 2017
If you find yourself longing for an additional finger or two, look into what a partial capo can do.
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Fender ’57 Custom Pro-Amp Review

January 6, 2017
A 15" speaker makes this reborn tweed machine a warm, pedal-friendly platform for clean to mean sounds.
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Bass Bench: Time to Put Your Bass on a Diet?

January 6, 2017
Explore the pros and cons of pursuing a weight-loss regimen.
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