June Issue

What's New

Quick Hit: Ampeg Opto Comp

May 21, 2018
Three knobs and an optical circuit brew up mellow, analog compression that fills out tone, rather than choking it.

Last Call: Bohlinger’s Unofficial Guide to Music City

May 20, 2018
Our columnist’s take on the 6-string delights of Nashville—with a little added spice.

Beyond Blues: Nail Those Changes!

May 19, 2018
Fishing around for some new ideas to enhance to your blues licks? Check out this step-by-step approach that covers everything from guide tones to scales.

Tools for the Task: Tune-o-matic-Style Bridges

May 18, 2018
Cross the bridge to a simple and effective guitar makeover by upgrading your axe’s string-supporting infrastructure.

Staff Picks: Ebb and Flow

May 18, 2018
What goes up, must come down, but sometimes it’s the other way around. Anthony Kaoteon and PG editors reveal the number of guitars in their personal inventory.

Quiet Theory Presents the Prelude Reverb/Delay

May 18, 2018
The two-in-one pedal combines reverb and delay with separate tone switches, burst mode, and a toggle switch for trails.

Cort GB75JH Review

May 17, 2018
Cort delivers a 35"-scale, 5-string beast of a bass that offers snap, pop, and sustain galore through a smart pickup combo and mindful construction.

Cort Guitars Unveils the Sunset TC

May 17, 2018
The Sunset TC incorporates the features of two iconic solidbody electric guitars.

Córdoba Guitars Releases the Mini II

May 17, 2018
The newly designed travel guitar features a 22 7/8” scale length that works with standard tuning.

Jol Dantig's Esoterica Electrica: Where the “Wild Dog” Roams

May 17, 2018
If a guitarist plays rhythm while toggled to the treble setting on a Les Paul, does it make a sound?

Rig Rundown: The Black Angels

May 16, 2018
Discover how these Austin psychers utilize Beatles-inspired guitars with several gnarly fuzzes and lush ’verbs to bridge the vibes of Roky Erickson and Dick Dale.

Solar Guitars Announces 8 New Instruments

May 16, 2018
Notable Swedish shredder Ola Englund has expanded the lineup, which now includes two left-handed models.

RockBoard Releases New Line of Effects Pedal Bags

May 16, 2018
The range includes protective bags for nearly every multi-effect, amp modeler, looper, switcher and voice-EFX pedal on the market.

Glenn Branca: 1948–2018

May 16, 2018
Elliott Sharp pays tribute to an experimental guitarist and composer who believed in the power of “ghost instruments”—sometimes conjured in his symphonies by 100 guitars.

Listen to the June 2018 PG Spotify Playlist

May 16, 2018
This month we round up tracks from Stone Temple Pilots, Ry Cooder, Can, Kittie, Graham Coxon, Guthrie Trapp, and more!

Tone Tips: Blurring Lines

May 16, 2018
Guitarists are already living in a brave new world of effects and guitar-related technology, so where is it going next?

ZVEX Introduces the Vibrophase

May 15, 2018
A wild four-stage phaser designed with a mix of technology.

Diminutive Darlings: Short-Scale Bass Review Roundup

May 15, 2018
We check out three downsized rumblers—the Fender JMJ Road Worn Mustang, Spector Bantam 4, and Supro Huntington II.

Notone Amps Unveils New SE50 Line

May 15, 2018
A new line of tube amps that hit both British and American voicings.

Graham Coxon: The Curious Flights of an Art-Pop Aerialist

May 15, 2018
Blur’s shape-shifting guitar wizard scores the soundtrack to The End of the F***ing World and reflects on a career as a superstar art-punk, fingerstyle folk ace, and noise-pop maven.