October 2020

 

What's New

No Whammy? No Problem.

September 26, 2020
Why should guitarists using tremolos have all the fun?

Lizzo's Celisse Henderson Shares Her No. 1 Pedal

September 25, 2020
The badass wielder of the white SG joins PG editors and reader Joe Contento to talk about our go-to stomps and latest musical obsessions.

Rischke Guitars Releases the Model 181

September 25, 2020
The new model features Harry Häussel pickups, a swamp ash body, and a Canadian maple neck.

Hilbish Design and Red Fang Introduce the Night Destroyer Preamp Pedal

September 25, 2020
The limited-edition pedal is limited to 150 units and is based on the Sunn amps that Red Fang have used throughout their career.

Wait—You’re Still Not Recording?

September 25, 2020
It’s not just a pandemic fad. Matt Smith on why you’re losing out if you don’t take the plunge.

Source Audio EQ2: The Premier Guitar Review

September 25, 2020
It may not seem as "cool" as a raging fuzz or a complicated modeler, but this programmable wonder can unlock literally thousands of tones lurking within your existing rig.

Red Witch Pedals Unveils the Fuzz God IV

September 24, 2020
The tweakable fuzz is built upon dual silicon BC109 transistors.

The Tale of the Hamer DuoTone—an Innovative Model That Satisfied Zero Demand

September 24, 2020
How—despite being embraced by Jeff Tweedy, Stone Gossard, Ty Tabor, Dweezil Zappa, and other luminaries—this acoustic-electric hybrid was somehow DOA.

Friendly Alien Seeks Echo Romance with the Digi-Curious

September 24, 2020
Need help overcoming irrational analog-delay addiction? This PT2399-driven fox will sweetly, gently (or not) lead the way. The PG Caroline Guitar Company Megabyte review.

Dean Introduces the Edge Pro Select Series Bass Guitars

September 23, 2020
The new models offer a bolt-on neck with dual-action truss rod to ensure stability for the 5-piece maple walnut neck.

Rig Rundown: Perry Bean's Top 10

September 23, 2020
PG's chief videographer recalls highlights from 7+ years on the job, including pinch-me hangs with Bad Religion, Jason Isbell, Propagandhi, Power Trip, and others.

The Fine Art of Layering Guitars

September 23, 2020
Matt Smith has a deep understanding of how to stack and mix guitars, and in this episode he explains both what to do and what to avoid when overdubbing.

Rangemaster Boost Meets Marshall Muscle

September 23, 2020
If you dig English non-master-volume amps, this "foundation preamp" will drive you straight to heaven. The PG Dry Bell Engine review.

Lightning Boy Audio Introduces the TI Box

September 22, 2020
A passive DI box with vintage-inspired sonic characteristics.

Classic-to-Wacky Trem Sounds, Easy ‘n’ Breezy

September 22, 2020
The PG Korora Merlo review.

Fender Unveils the H.E.R. Signature Stratocaster

September 22, 2020
The guitar houses Vintage Noiseless pickups, a 1-ply anodized aluminum pickguard, and an alder body finished in Chrome Glow inspired by her favorite nail polish color.

Hooked: Josh Smith on Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Scuttle Buttin'"

September 22, 2020
The L.A.-based studio ace and blues hound sets the stage about how SRV's power punched him in the chest and forever changed his world.

Dunlop Releases the Tom Morello Cry Baby Wah and MXR FOD Drive

September 21, 2020
The wah features the aggressive, modern sound of the GCB95—the exact pedal Tom has used on every album and every tour throughout his career.

Idles—to the Max, on Ultra Mono!

September 21, 2020
Guitarists Lee Kiernan and Mark Bowen shove the envelope on the band’s new album, stomping in sonic mud puddles and mashing electronic music and hip-hop as they abandon their comfort zone.

Strymon Introduces the NightSky Time-Warped Reverberator

September 21, 2020
An incredibly deep reverb unit that features three selectable reverb types and a wealth of options.