February 2019

What's New

Rig Rundown: The Struts

February 20, 2019
One of the U.K.’s most buzzed-about rock bands shares the stories behind their gear that has two settings—loud and louder.

Listen to the March 2019 PG Spotify Playlist

February 20, 2019
This month's playlist includes jams from Jeff Tweedy, Hate Eternal, Manchester Orchestra, Ron Asheton, and more.

Question and Obsession: Pandora’s Stompbox

February 20, 2019
Cass McCombs and PG editors discuss the pro guitarist’s pedalboards they dream about.

Sarah Longfield: Tapper’s Delight

February 19, 2019
An emerging guitar star brings two-handed tapping into a brave new world of melody and texture. And yes, she shreds, too.

Acoustic Soundboard: Aged Acoustics Come of Age

February 19, 2019
Following in the steps of electric guitars and designer denims, the well-worn look is coming into vogue for production acoustic guitars.

Overloud Releases the TH-U Plugin

February 19, 2019
The evolution of their multi-awarded TH3 guitar amp simulation plugin.

JBE Pickups Introduces the Mason-Styled Nashville Tele Set

February 19, 2019
A new pickup set inspired by the telecaster configuration made popular by Brent Mason.

Takamine EF360SC TT Review

February 19, 2019
A torrefied top makes this classy and super-playable Takamine a sweet-sounding alternative to vintage.

State of the Stomp: Let’s Remember to Be Kind

February 18, 2019
Sharing, not being overbearing, keeps the gear world a big friendly place for all.

Quick Hit: Ashdown Tone Pocket

February 17, 2019
Paired with headphones and a bass, this little black box can create a freeing experience.

Mort, Death’s Apprentice: Brutal Death Metal Riffs

February 16, 2019
Bands like Suffocation, Gorgasm, and Deeds of Flesh created riffs full of forearm-punishing picking at warp speeds. Here’s a look at how you can level up your down-tuned riffing.

RockBoard Announces the Power Block

February 15, 2019
A compact power supply that can power up to 10 effect pedals.

Phil Jones Releases the Micro 7

February 15, 2019
A single-channel, 50-watt bass combo with a 7” driver and 3” tweeter.

Tone Tips: Keep It Quiet, Part 2

February 15, 2019
Solid advice to search and destroy those unwanted noises coming from amps, pedalboards, and wireless units.

Jeff McErlain feat. Robben Ford “It’s Your Groove” Premiere

February 15, 2019
Check out the first track from McErlain’s forthcoming album that hearkens back to Ford’s early fusion days.

Pedal Alley 2019: Reader Boards

February 14, 2019
Whether it’s collections of old-school straightforward stomps or elaborate circuits for spacey experimentation, each year we’re blown away by the different pedalboard setups our readers come up with. Here’s a dozen for the tonal takeaway.

First Look: Abasi Pathos

February 14, 2019
PG's Perry Bean grabs an EMG-loaded ESP to explore the spectrum of nastiness in the Animals As Leaders frontman's namesake dirt box.

Godin Launches the Multiac Steel

February 14, 2019
The guitar is equipped with a custom-voiced electronics system which blends an L.R. Baggs Element undersaddle transducer with a Lyric internal microphone.

Komet K.O.D.A. Review

February 14, 2019
A Swiss Army amp-in-a-box.

Rig Rundown: Tom Morello

February 13, 2019
Rock’s biggest “DJ” proves that, though his gear hasn't changed since the early ’90s, he still can rip out fresh ideas with ease and flair.