June Issue

What's New

Tools for the Task: Open-Gear Tuners

June 18, 2018
Ten open-gear tuner options to dress your acoustic for success, simply or ornately.

Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Perfect Intonation and Other Myths

June 17, 2018
Jol Dantzig channels his inner Andy Rooney to set the record straight on a handful of guitar-related folklores.

Digging Deeper: Steve Lukather’s Chromatic Fantasies

June 16, 2018
Toto’s legendary guitarist can move from ear-twisting triplet licks to soaring bends at the flick of a pick.

EarthQuaker Devices Pyramids Review

June 15, 2018
There’s no end to the adventures in flanging made possible by this deep, DSP-driven modulator.

Joyo Audio Releases the JP-05 Power Supply

June 15, 2018
The power supply features eight DC outputs and one standard USB output.

Positive Grid Unveils BIAS Amp 2 Mobile

June 15, 2018
The new version offers the very same features and updates that are included in the desktop version, including a new user interface, amp packs, tubes, transformers, tone stacks, and multi-mic speaker cabinets.

Cort Announces the CJ-Retro Jumbo Acoustic-Electric

June 15, 2018
A full-size jumbo body with spruce top and mahogany backs, sides, and neck.

The Recording Guitarist: Recording Electric Guitar—Multi-Mic Options

June 15, 2018
Once mic or two? Mono or stereo? Hear the differences.

Framus Unveils the Stormbender Devin Townsend Artist Series

June 14, 2018
Completely independent and spectacular in every aspect, the Framus Stormbender Devin Townsend signature model is available also as a Pro Series Teambuilt version.

Swope Guitars Dakota Review

June 14, 2018
Crafted by a builder with a serious shop pedigree, this unique detour from the standard P formula is style-rich, tone-wealthy, and ultra-comfortable.

MOD Devices Presents the MOD Duo X

June 14, 2018
The standalone device sports more controls on the outside, including 8 new assignable potentiometer knobs, 4 freely-assignable push buttons and 2 instant "snapshot" push buttons.

St. Vincent & Ernie Ball Music Man Introduce 2018 Signature Guitar Models

June 14, 2018
Grammy award-winning artist St. Vincent and Ernie Ball Music Man, premier manufacturer of musical instruments, have announced additions to their critically acclaimed line of St. Vincent Signature Guitars.

Tal National’s Fleet-Fingered Almeida

June 14, 2018
The Tuareg guitarist braves electric shocks, faulty gear, sandstorms, and bootleggers to make groove-propelled music that crosses cultural and international boundaries.

Rig Rundown: Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids

June 13, 2018
Go inside one of the hottest pop tours of 2018 and dig deep into the gear that Mike Scott, Elliott Ives, and JT himself take on the road.

State of the Stomp: FAQs From Pedalworld

June 13, 2018
Philippe Herndon replies to readers about digital emulation, “magic ears” designers, truth in advertising, and knowing when an idea is fully hatched.

Old Blood Noise Endeavors Presents the Alpha Haunt Fuzz

June 12, 2018
The pedal features a parallel enhance circuit with an independent volume control that's designed to bring in body and clarity.

Luthierville, USA: High-End Acoustic Builders by Region

June 12, 2018
Steve Andersen, Ed Claxton, Mark Hatcher, Steve Klein, and Steve Kauffman give us the scoop on the acoustic guitar-building scene from different pockets of the country.

Solar Guitars Announces the S1.6ET Limited-Edition Model

June 12, 2018
The first Type-S guitar in the range which features an all-mahogany construction.

Quick Hit: L.R. Baggs Align Series Reverb

June 12, 2018
A compact ’verb for acoustic players that bridges the gap between hall and plate.

PG Giveaways: D'Addario Chromatic Pedal Tuners

June 12, 2018
You could be one of THREE winners of a Chromatic Pedal Tuner from D'Addario!