December 2019

What's New

Tone Tips: Stuck in a Rut?

December 11, 2019
If your playing is feeling stagnant, there are cures for that.

Vox Starstream 1H Artist Bass Review

December 10, 2019
Examining the other-worldly aesthetics and Music Man-esque flavors of a futuristic single-pickup bass.

PG Giveaways: Origin Effects Cali76 Compact Deluxe

December 10, 2019
To celebrate their 10,000th pedal, Origin Effects are offering you the chance to win Cali76 Compact Deluxe #10,000!

Live at Grimey's: The Milk Carton Kids

December 10, 2019
Smothers Brothers-style banter, killer chops, and a couple of '50s flattops are all this indie-folk duo needs to delight the crowd at Nashville's beloved record shop.

Mithans Guitars Announces the Kyoto Explode

December 9, 2019
The new models feature a maple burl top, African mahogany body, and Häussel 1959 humbuckers.

Wizard of Odd: Molto Bene Mustang!

December 9, 2019
It may not be your dad’s ’Stang from the 1960s—unless he’s from Italy—but this axe has a unique look and flavor that’s begging for surf rock.

PG Perks: OX Amp Top Box from Universal Audio

December 9, 2019
You could win an OX Amp Top Box from Universal Audio!

First Look: Meris Hedra

December 9, 2019
It’s a bit complex, but this multifaceted shifter of undulating pitches rewards creative persistence with fascinating sonics.

Tuning Up: Be Your Own Freaking Decluttering Diva

December 8, 2019
You don’t have to follow some social-media megalomaniac to clean up your rig. Here are some ideas, sans the photoshopped B.S.

Dive into the Deep Blues of the North Mississippi Hill Country

December 7, 2019
Players like R.L. Burnside, “Mississippi” Fred McDowell, and Robert Belfour pushed aside norms and carved new paths with hypnotic riffs and big rhythms.

Amptweaker and Bassist Tim Lefebvre Collaborate on Limited-Edition TightFuzz

December 6, 2019
The pedal is tweaked to Lefebvre's favorite settings, which he uses as an "always on" pedal.

Quick Hit: Electro-Harmonix Nano Operation Overlord Review

December 6, 2019
Mike Matthews’ feature-packed latest aims for budget-conscious MVP status as an overdrive for guitar, bass, and beyond.

Sonny Landreth Announces New Album and Debuts Title Track

December 6, 2019
Blacktop Run comes out on February 21st and will feature Landreth's working quartet.

Love and Sockets: A Busy Nashville Producer’s Solid-State Sound

December 6, 2019
Dave Coleman’s Quilters and Pathfinders are the foundation of his hard-working tone.

Boss Introduces the Waza-Air Wireless Personal Guitar Amplification System

December 5, 2019
An over-the-ear headphone with built-in amp sims and effects.

Mad Professor Amplification Unveils the Super Black

December 5, 2019
An amp-in-a-box interpretation of a classic American circuit.

The World’s Weirdest Guitar Mods and Builds

December 5, 2019
Feast your eyes and ears on these 6-string mutants, monsters, and mooncalves—approved by Dr. Frankenstein, but ready to make great music.

Heather Brown Electronicals Launches Blessed Mother V2 Overdrive Pedal

December 5, 2019
Updated features include increased output and headroom with broader-ranging tone control.

Ed O' Brien Releases First Track From Forthcoming Solo Album

December 5, 2019
The nine-minute track features drummer Omar Hakim and Radiohead bandmate Colin Greenwood.

Reader Guitar of the Month: Yamaha Pacifica

December 5, 2019
This model’s swimming-pool routing makes it a great candidate for modding.