February 2019

What's New

Quick Hit: Ashdown Tone Pocket

February 17, 2019
Paired with headphones and a bass, this little black box can create a freeing experience.

Mort, Death’s Apprentice: Brutal Death Metal Riffs

February 16, 2019
Bands like Suffocation, Gorgasm, and Deeds of Flesh created riffs full of forearm-punishing picking at warp speeds. Here’s a look at how you can level up your down-tuned riffing.

RockBoard Announces the Power Block

February 15, 2019
A compact power supply that can power up to 10 effect pedals.

Phil Jones Releases the Micro 7

February 15, 2019
A single-channel, 50-watt bass combo with a 7” driver and 3” tweeter.

Tone Tips: Keep It Quiet, Part 2

February 15, 2019
Solid advice to search and destroy those unwanted noises coming from amps, pedalboards, and wireless units.

Jeff McErlain feat. Robben Ford “It’s Your Groove” Premiere

February 15, 2019
Check out the first track from McErlain’s forthcoming album that hearkens back to Ford’s early fusion days.

Pedal Alley 2019: Reader Boards

February 14, 2019
Whether it’s collections of old-school straightforward stomps or elaborate circuits for spacey experimentation, each year we’re blown away by the different pedalboard setups our readers come up with. Here’s a dozen for the tonal takeaway.

First Look: Abasi Pathos

February 14, 2019
PG's Perry Bean grabs an EMG-loaded ESP to explore the spectrum of nastiness in the Animals As Leaders frontman's namesake dirt box.

Godin Launches the Multiac Steel

February 14, 2019
The guitar is equipped with a custom-voiced electronics system which blends an L.R. Baggs Element undersaddle transducer with a Lyric internal microphone.

Komet K.O.D.A. Review

February 14, 2019
A Swiss Army amp-in-a-box.

Rig Rundown: Tom Morello

February 13, 2019
Rock’s biggest “DJ” proves that, though his gear hasn't changed since the early ’90s, he still can rip out fresh ideas with ease and flair.

G&L Guitars Expands the Fullerton Deluxe Series With Two New Basses

February 13, 2019
The G&L JB and LB-100 are the first models to join the Fullerton Deluxe bass range.

Quick Hit: Way Huge Purple Platypus Review

February 13, 2019
New octave shades from a more evolved Platypus.

PG Giveaways: Electro-Harmonix Micro POG & Grand Canyon

February 12, 2019
You could win an Electro-Harmonix Micro POG & Grand Canyon!

Wizard of Odd: ’60s Excelsior Jamaica III

February 12, 2019
What do polka, beer, accordions, and hot mini-humbuckers have in common?

Fender Announces the Chris Stapleton Signature '62 Princeton

February 12, 2019
The amp features the 6G2 circuit, Fender Vintage “Blue” tone caps, Schumacher transformers, and an upgraded Eminence 12” Special Design “CS” speaker.

Reader Guitar of the Month: Farker Ply

February 12, 2019
A reader in Malaysia uses his extra time to make a kit git with a twist.

Damnation Audio Ugly Twin Review

February 11, 2019
Three cascaded distortion effects in a single box.

Last Call: Wearing Out Things That Nobody Wears

February 11, 2019
Consider the power of positive dressing.

Album Spotlight: David Torn’s 'Sun of Goldfinger'

February 10, 2019
Uneasy listening from a master of mood, sound, and texture.