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Quicksand’s Walter Schreifels: Post-Hardcore Guitar Hero

May 4, 2018
On the band’s first new studio album in 22 years, Interiors, this influential New York rocker expands his sonic ethos to find a fresh musical voice in effects pedals and playing lead guitar.
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Gibson Files for Bankruptcy

May 1, 2018
Under the pressure of $500 million in debt, the famed musical instrument brand seeks to continue restructuring and return to its core business of building guitars.
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Stone Temple Pilots’ Dean and Robert DeLeo

April 26, 2018
These lions of rock navigate the new Stone Temple Pilots album in the studio and onstage with carefully chosen guitars and basses, honed studio craft, and a new songwriting partner in vocalist Jeff Gutt.
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Rig Rundown: Propagandhi

March 21, 2018
Politically charged prog-punkers Chris Hannah, Todd Kowalski, and Sulynn Hago of Propagandhi take PG through their road rigs.
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Trash or Treasure: Les Paul’s Artisan

March 5, 2018
Is there greater value associated with a vintage Les Paul that was previously owned by Les Paul? Um….
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Vintage Vault: 1967 Gibson Trini Lopez Standard

February 21, 2018
A vintage signature model benefits from “the Grohl Effect.”
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The Darkness’ Justin and Dan Hawkins Swan On

February 15, 2018
Guitar-playing brothers keep it sexy, with fat-toned dual Les Pauls, trim glam looks and hooks, and some help from Taylor Swift.
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Rig Rundown: Greta Van Fleet

February 7, 2018
One of today’s most buzzed-about rock bands walks us through the gear that powers their riff-heavy jams.
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Rig Rundown: Clutch [2018]

January 31, 2018
Earth-rocking road warriors Tim Sult and Dan Maines show off their Gibsons, Rickenbackers, Orange and Ampeg heads, and their most elaborate boards to date.
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Rig Rundown: Power Trip

January 3, 2018
Learn about the lean-and-mean power tools these Texans use for their style of classic thrash metal.
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Chelsea Wolfe: Like a Ghost Over a Battlefield

December 26, 2017
Making the radical noise and gorgeous melodies for the supernatural sound of her new album, Hiss Spun, required Gibsons, Fenders, gnarly pedals, guest Troy Van Leeuwen, and a tip from Carl Sagan.
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Vintage Vault: 1950 Gibson ES-300

December 14, 2017
A classic double-P-90 model that helped introduce laminated-wood guitar bodies.
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Rig Rundown: mewithoutYou

December 13, 2017
Post-hardcore guitar assassins Michael Weiss and Brandon Beaver talk tone tools with PG’s Perry Bean.
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What’s in a Neck?

November 30, 2017
If you’re lucky, your guitar neck can feel as familiar and comfortable as an old pair of jeans, but there’s more to it than meets the eye. Discover the ABCs—make that the CUVs—of this crucial appendage.
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Rig Rundown: Guns N' Roses

November 22, 2017
The gear of Slash, Duff McKagan, and Richard Fortus finally revealed.
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Rig Rundown: Moon Taxi

November 15, 2017
Discover how double-cuts, modeling amps, and a baker’s dozen stomps energize the live rigs for this Nashville guitar duo.
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Gear of the Year 2017

November 7, 2017
Another year, another dazzling parade of pedals, guitars, amps, modelers, and accessories that made our noggins spin.
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Trash or Treasure: Gibson B-25N

November 5, 2017
A small-body Gibson acoustic from the late ’60s appears to have weathered the decades better than many others in its model line.
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Rig Rundown: 311 [2017]

November 1, 2017
Spend an hour with the funk-punk rockers as they go over all the PRS and Gibson 6-strings, Warwick bass gear, and piles of pedals that stir up their tone.
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Vintage Vault: Gibson Firebird I Inverness Green

October 27, 2017
A rare custom-finished ’Bird from the Gibson space-age-design playbook.
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