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Reviews: Pickups & Accessories

Premier Guitar's rating system includes brief summations of a product’s pros and cons, as well as pick ratings (0–5) in four categories—Tones, Design/Build, Value, and Playability (for instruments) or Ease of Use (amps, effects, and other devices) or Versatility (pickups and speakers). Items with a total of 18 or more picks (out of 20) win our coveted Premier Gear Award.

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Fishman Fluence Classic Humbuckers Review

July 1, 2015
Can Larry the Acoustic Guy’s newfangled pickup technology really deliver authentic PAF tones that rival boutique ’buckers?
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Quick Hit: TC Electronic PolyTune Clip

June 17, 2015
Polyphonic tuning power—right on your headstock.
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Quick Hit: A&E Craft Ultima Review

May 15, 2015
An affordable trigger capo that grips like an angry gorilla.
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Quick Hit: Killer Guitar Components Killer Compensated Claw

December 21, 2014
This replacement claw for vintage-style Strat tremolos provides a subtler, more Bigsby-like response.
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Livid Guitar Wing Review

November 21, 2014
The wireless MIDI controller digital guitarists have been waiting for.
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Quick Hit: D’Addario NS Micro Universal Tuner

November 9, 2014
Ultra-small headstock tuner can move like a yogi while performing spot-on tuning.
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Quick Hit: Nordstrand NVT A3 Pickups

October 12, 2014
T-style pickup set with addictive textural quality that sets it apart from many vintage-style units.
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Humbucker-Sized P-90 Review Roundup

December 17, 2013
Eight pickup sets that’ll transform your Les Paul into a Special, or breathe sparkling new life into any other humbucker-equipped axe.
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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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Nordstrand Shush Puppies Pickups Review

July 6, 2013
Designed to address the age-old issues of feedback, noise, and hum without losing the sweet, syrupy chime that defines a great single-coil.
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