April 2019

What's New

Bootlegger Guitars Unveils the Spade Travel Guitar

April 22, 2019
The guitar features a three-piece maple neck, ash wings, and a Brazilian Cherry Jatoba fretboard.

Electro-Harmonix Delivers the Switchblade Pro

April 22, 2019
The pedal features two independent loops that can be set up in either series or parallel to switch between effects loops, command a multi-instrument set-up, or feed up to three amplifiers.

Tone Tips: Know Your Rig, Inside and Out

April 22, 2019
How to open your home-studio creative floodgates—and keep them open.

String Theory EFX Announces Updated Tevatron Fuzz and KE/64 Overdrive

April 22, 2019
The new versions are still handwired one at a time using the exact same through-hole circuit components as the originals.

RJM Music Unveils the PBC/6X

April 22, 2019
An all-in-one loop switching system and MIDI controller.

First Look: Kay Barney Kessel K6700V Artist

April 22, 2019
Watch John Bohlinger try out the revamped, reintroduced signature model designed for the jazz guitar giant.

Reverend Triad Bass Review

April 21, 2019
Joe Naylor's latest 4-string is a triple-pickup champion of versatility, playability, and lookin’ good.

Decoding Django’s Gypsy Chords

April 20, 2019
Investigate one of the most under-appreciated elements of Gypsy jazz by grabbing a fistful of new chord shapes and ideas.

Magnetic Effects Lonely Robot Review

April 19, 2019
A malleable, many-headed RAT clone that can be menacing or mellow.

Kepma Guitar Company Introduces the AcoustiFex GO Pickup

April 19, 2019
Acoustic players can add reverb, delay, and chorus to their guitar while playing acoustically.

GR Bass Unveils the Pure Drive

April 19, 2019
An ultra-compact bass toolbox packed with an overdrive, 4-band EQ, and more.

Rocket Surgeon Introduces the Starlifter Bass Preamp/DI

April 19, 2019
A handy bass preamp/DI that features a 3-band EQ and a sweepable mid control.

Last Call: An Unofficial Limited Etymology of Music Terms

April 19, 2019
Some handy definitions for cool cats who gig—and civilians.

Question and Obsession: Hand-Me-Downs

April 18, 2019
Tyler Bryant discusses the guitar Billy Gibbons gave him, a PG reader explains how he came to own Steve Morse’s prototype, and more.

Sunnaudio Releases the Rabbithead RH-1

April 18, 2019
An integrated preamp and overdrive circuit designed for guitars, basses, and just about any other acoustic/electric instrument.

Headrush Unveils the Looperboard

April 18, 2019
A full-featured looping workstation that features four inputs, touch display, and loads of built-in effects.

Quick Hit: Carvin X1 Tube Preamp Review

April 18, 2019
Vai’s “Blue Powder” amp gets distilled into a hefty-ass pedal with convenient recording and practice capabilities.

Tone King Unveils the Iron-Man II Precision Compensated Reactive Power Attenuator

April 17, 2019
Reduce the volume level of the speakers while allowing your amplifier to rock at full power.

Rig Rundown: Tab Benoit

April 17, 2019
The self-confessed reluctant guitarist shows off the vintage Teles and signature combos that power his bayou blues.

Trickfish Amplification Announces the TF212V Bass Cabinet

April 17, 2019
The cabinet features proprietary 12” Eminence drivers that can handle 400 watts RMS.