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Rig Rundown Best-Ofs: Most Iconic Basses

June 26, 2020
Verdine, Flea, Sheehan, Josephine and six other legends show us their favorite earth-rumblers!
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Rig Rundown: Jim Ward

June 24, 2020
The former At the Drive-In renegade talks about using a Jazzmaster for his “humble workhorse” rhythm role, growing as singer-songwriter within Sparta, and making "solos" with three digital delays.
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Hooked: Mark Lettieri on Jimi Hendrix's "Hey Joe"

June 23, 2020
The Snarky Puppy guitarist remembers learning the power of the riff and the bliss of figuring out tab to wrangle the Experience's first single.
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JHS PG-14: The Premier Guitar Review

June 22, 2020
Paul Gilbert’s signature stomp offers impressive midrange control and surprisingly blown-out tones at its extremes.
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Riff Rundown: Howling Giant's "Comet Rider"

June 21, 2020
Guitarist Tom Polzine uses various BPMs to walk you through the major and minor tendencies that unravel during the lead single off The Space Between Worlds.
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Rig Rundown: Mt. Joy's Sam Cooper

June 17, 2020
“Astrovan” took him from lawyer to soulful indie-pop headliner on the back of his rewired, ragged ’69 Jag and a bed of shimmering ’verbs and reversed delays.
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Hooked: Russian Circles' Mike Sullivan on Van Halen's "Panama"

June 16, 2020
Thanks to an older brother and the iconic 1984 album, the post-rock instrumentalist reminisces about his first "gig" on his parent's porch with a tee-ball stand and tennis racket.
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First Look: JHS Crimson

June 15, 2020
The Muff-style entry from the new Legends of Fuzz series revisits the very earliest Sovtek circuit—and adds a switch for enhanced mids.
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Rig Rundown: Luke Schneider

June 10, 2020
The hippie-cowboy pedal steeler for Orville Peck and Margo Price breaks out modulation mutators and synth stomps for a solo mission full of ethereal bends and sublime swells combining cosmic country and ambient new wave.
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Hooked: Nick Reinhart on Weezer's "Undone — The Sweater Song"

June 9, 2020
The wacky guitar wizard revisits the summer of '94 when goosebumps rushed over him while first hearing the "Blue Album"'s lead single and pinpoints falling in love with the "wrong" notes.
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DIY: How to String an Acoustic Guitar

June 8, 2020
Got a steel-string flattop? This quick video demos the easiest, smartest, fastest way to keep ’em fresh!
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Riff Rundown: Irist's "Creation"

June 7, 2020
Crushing metalheads Pablo Davila and Adam Mitchell showcase the fingertapped melodies and chunky chords that are the bedrock for the Order of the Mind track.
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Martin SC-13E: The Premier Guitar Review

June 5, 2020
A unique and responsive acoustic with an electric soul.
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Rig Rundown: Eric Krasno

June 3, 2020
The co-founding guitarist for Soulive and Lettuce, Grammy-winning bandmate in Tedeschi Trucks, and producer for Norah Jones and 50 Cent welcomes PG into his new California home studio for a tour of his tone treats.
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Hooked: Tyler Bryant on Tom Petty's "Honey Bee"

June 2, 2020
The blues rocker fondly remembers getting out of a speeding ticket because of the swaggering Wildflowers hit and eventually sharing a bill with the Heartbreakers in Hyde Park.
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Iso Lab: 1964 Fender Pro Amp

June 1, 2020
PG's John Bohlinger shows off his 1x15 blackface combo with a '61 355, bender Tele, and a '55 Strat.
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Rig Rundown: Emily Wolfe

May 27, 2020
How “Hot for Teacher,” a homemade mic, and a B.B. King-inspired signature axe factor into a repertoire that mixes Queens of the Stone Age sizzle with modern pop hooks.
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Hooked: Jared James Nichols' on Black Sabbath's "Electric Funeral"

May 26, 2020
Mr. Blues Power remembers his inner Iommi being awakened when first nailing the haunting Paranoid classic.
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Iso Lab: 1966 Fender Twin Reverb

May 25, 2020
PG's Music City demo maestro uses a bender Tele, a vintage Strat, and an old cherry 355 to get clean, loud, and bubbly with his blackface tonal bedrock.
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Rare '60s Japanese JVC Victor Still Flies Today

May 24, 2020
The flagship model for Japanese electronics juggernaut was here and gone in the blink of an eye, but certainly not because of quality issues.
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