March 2019

What's New

Dick Dale: 1937–2019

March 18, 2019
In his 60-year career, the legendary king of surf guitar and “father of heavy metal” purveyed a unique approached that influenced generations of players.

Signal to Noise: The Big Bang

March 18, 2019
Whether you love shimmering clean or brutally overdriven electric-guitar textures, it all starts with pick attack.

Crazy Tube Circuits Announces the Limelight

March 18, 2019
A vintage-inspired fuzz with modern features.

Walrus Audio Unveils the Monument Harmonic Tap Tremolo V2

March 18, 2019
A smaller form factor with new features like assignable expression control and rate ramp up.

First Look: Marshall SV20C Studio Vintage

March 18, 2019
PG's lovable picker John Bohlinger uses the Page formula (Les Paul and Tele) to test out the new 1x10 combo based on a heralded stadium-filling 1959 Super Lead.

Quick Hit: Adventure Audio Glacial Zenith II Review

March 17, 2019
An expertly tuned 3-band EQ and pre- and post-drive switching options make this dirt-plus-boost box a potent board buddy.

Guthrie Govan’s Single-String Arpeggios

March 16, 2019
Break free from tired old patterns by rethinking your approach to shred.

Tedeschi Trucks Band: All in the Family

March 15, 2019
For their latest album, Signs, Susan and Derek brought their road-tested 12-piece ensemble into their Swamp Raga studio, cued up the tape, and hit record. As always, Trucks’ keening slide proves he’s one of the finest players to ever lay glass on steel.

Schecter SLS Elite-4 Review

March 15, 2019
A lightning-fast neck and a solid electronics package grace this 4-string with a boutique vibe.

Tools for the Task: Tuning Apps

March 14, 2019
Misplaced your tuner? Dead battery? There’s an app for that.

First Look: Daredevil Bootleg Dirty Delay

March 14, 2019
Hear how Chicago's Jonny Wator uses a Princeton 2399 IC digital chip to reproduce an analog-voiced echo machine dripping with pleasantly nasty repeats.

Rig Rundown: Nick Raskulinecz

March 13, 2019
Try to keep your skull glued on while geeking out on the gear the Grammy-winning producer uses to make epic albums with Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Deftones, Korn, Rush, Mastodon, and others.

Framus Announces the Diablo II Supreme X Masterbuilt and Diablo II Pro Teambuilt

March 13, 2019
The revised models now features a carved top and new contours.

Tuning Up: Finding “The One”

March 13, 2019
Fidelity in your rig relationships shouldn’t be a dirty word.

Duesenberg Unveils the Alliance Dropkick Murphys Series

March 12, 2019
Have you ever seen a hockey puck used as a certificate of authenticity?

Question and Obsession: One on One

March 12, 2019
Peter Holmström of the Dandy Warhols and PG editors name the musicians they’d like to mine for knowledge.

Balaguer Guitars Launches the Standard Series

March 12, 2019
Starting at $699, these Chinese-made models are given a 46-point checkup at the company's HQ in Pennsylvania.

Source Audio True Spring Review

March 12, 2019
The digital gurus’ super-authentic spring reverb emulation offers plug-and-play simplicity and deep-diving customizability.

Vertex Effects Unveils the Tone Secret

March 11, 2019
A dual-circuit design that aims to cop the sound of a cranked amp with a classic stomp.

First Look: Keeley Synth-1

March 11, 2019
The hippie-zen cowboy saddles up his custom PRS to tussle with one of the mod scientist's weirdest pedals to date.