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Emil Werstler: “Devil in the Room” Song Premiere and Interview

July 19, 2018
A heavy metal virtuoso steps away from the genre for a solo debut packed with beats, samples, quick-cut style shifts, and—of course—plenty of scalding guitar.

SNAMM '18 - Galloup Guitars G.9CE Demo

July 19, 2018
The Michigan-based luthier and guitar-building instructor introduces his first acoustic bass with an original bridge design.

Spaceman Mercury IV Review

July 19, 2018
Spaceman’s magical tone masseuse has a way of making everything sound just plain better.

SNAMM '18 - Loog Guitars Paul Frank Edition & Mini Amp Demos

July 19, 2018
The brand collaborates with the cartoonist and fashion designer for a fresh-looking, mini 3-string and unveils an even smaller amp.

SNAMM '18 - Lunastone Dynamic Digital Delay Demo

July 18, 2018
Watch an exclusive first demo of the Danish pedalmakers' first foray into digital delay.

Korora Audio Releases the Spira Filter Modulation Pedal

July 18, 2018
The company's first pedal incorporates up to 24 parallel resonant bandpass filters to produce an infinitely ascending or descending filter sweep.

Rig Rundown: U2's The Edge

July 18, 2018
Strats, Explorers, Les Pauls, AC30s, and a healthy amount of delay help form some of the most iconic tones ever recorded. Famed tech Dallas Schoo walks us through the ins and outs of Edge’s expansive setup.

PG Giveaways: $500 Sweetwater Gift Card

July 18, 2018
Answer this short survey and be entered for your chance to win a $500 Sweetwater Gift Card!

Listen to the August 2018 PG Spotify Playlist

July 18, 2018
This month's tunes feature former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus, Captain Sensible and Paul Gray from legendary punk band the Damned, and Nigerian Tuareg guitarist Almeida from Tal National.

PG Giveaways: The Edge Strat®

July 18, 2018

You could WIN The Edge Strat® Courtesy of Fender!

SNAMM '18 - Clifton Guitarworks Flathead Demos

July 18, 2018
These slightly unusual axes combine reclaimed woods with a moden take on a traditional design.

Signal to Noise: Don’t Overdo It

July 18, 2018
When you bond with an instrument, it pays to think twice about tearing it apart.

My First Guitar

July 17, 2018
A dozen pro prayers share the story behind the first 6-string they ever had. Read about Al Di Meola’s Christmas Guild, Paul Gilbert’s Stella, the Steve Vai-signed Ibanez RG that Nita Strauss once coveted and now owns, and more.

Heptode Introduces the Jim '81 Guitar Amp

July 17, 2018
A dual-channel rackmounted amp that aims to hit both British and American tones via a proprietary analog emulation technology.

Ortega Guitars Announces the QUANTUMloop

July 17, 2018
It's part looper, part digital percussion pedal and features over 20 built-in samples.

Schuyler Dean Pickups Unveils Vintage Copperhead Pickups

July 17, 2018
The pickups are designed to be a drop-in replacement for Jazzmaster-style guitars and feature vintage-spec grey bobbins and hand-ground Alnico V magnets.

SNAMM '18 - GFI System Jonassus Drive Demo

July 17, 2018
Check out a dual-channel dirt box with a plethora of mode options, from asymmetrical and symmetrical diode-derived to LED-driven distortion.

PG Giveaways: LIC Pedals Professional MKI

July 17, 2018
You could win a LIC Pedals Professional MKI!

SNAMM '18 - Gamechanger Audio Plasma Pedal Demo

July 17, 2018
The crew from the aptly named Latvian upstart blows our minds with the most unique fuzz concept we’ve seen since … maybe ever!

Sound City SC30 Review

July 17, 2018
This ’60s-inspired combo is a minimalist monster.