November 2019

Videos

Rig Rundown: Judas Priest

June 5, 2019
Watch the pioneering British heavy metal band share the stories and secrets behind the gear that’s banged heads for 50 years and sold over 50 million records.
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Catalinbread Coriolis Effect Review

June 4, 2019
Pitch shift + filter = ?
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First Look: MXR Carbon Copy Mini

June 1, 2019
PG goes from rockabilly slapback to freakout oscillation to properly test out the itty-bitty edition of the popular green delay.
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Taylor Grand Pacific Builder’s Edition 717 Review

May 30, 2019
A Taylor for guitarists who don’t dig Taylors?
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Rig Rundown: The Tallest Man on Earth

May 29, 2019
Take a look at how Kristian Matsson, one of Sweden’s most enigmatic songwriters, crafts layers of sonic magic with a handful of open tunings and a pile of pedals.
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First Look: Electro-Harmonix Attack Decay

May 27, 2019
Based on the early '80s original oddball, this rebirth has pin-point control on the bloom and fade of your notes. In addition, V2 furthers the weird with tape-reverse effects, delayed volume swells, abrupt note death, ability to affect each individual note, and a built-in fuzz circuit.
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Riff Rundown: Russian Circles' "Arluck"

May 26, 2019
The guitar architect demonstrates how to play the first single off the instrumental-metal band's forthcoming album, Blood Year.
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Walrus Audio Lillian Review

May 23, 2019
Wide-ranging, multi-stage phaser enables access to subdued phase zones.
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Rig Rundown: Dream Theater’s John Petrucci and John Myung [2019]

May 22, 2019
The progressive metal band’s sultans of shred talk about the gear on The Distance Over Time tour, including John Petrucci’s brand-new Music Man Majesty Series signature models and Myung’s potential 2020 signature bass.
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First Look: Gibson SG Modern

May 21, 2019
We take the maple-capped, ’bucker-splitting, ebony-boarded 24-fretter for a spin, PG-style!
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Fender American Performer Precision Review

May 17, 2019
The venerable P’s latest incarnation brings some modern tweaks, but retains the versatility this classic is known for.
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Wizard of Odd: 1965 Inter-Mark Cipher Valor

May 16, 2019
Learn the history—and hype—behind the flagship guitar of the Cipher line.
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Rig Rundown: The Bouncing Souls

May 15, 2019
The seminal East Coast punks prove that beat-up guitars and undeniable hooks can keep a band touring the world for over three decades.
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Daredevil Bootleg Dirty Delay Review

May 15, 2019
Filthy delays—when regular analog dirt just won’t do.
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Abasi Concepts Pathos Review

May 14, 2019
An uncommonly articulate and detailed high-gain machine.
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Keeley Synth-1 Review

May 13, 2019
Glitches galore from this stripped-down mini-synth.
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Russian Circles' Mike Sullivan: How I Create Live Loops

May 12, 2019
The instrumental-metal shaman demonstrates how he builds the bulldozing tones for "Mladek" onstage.
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Rig Rundown: Polyphia's Scott LePage

May 8, 2019
Aside from melting faces, these younglings don’t take themselves or much else seriously, but one-half of the wise-cracking guitar tandem dishes on his “dope” signature gear from Ibanez and DiMarzio.
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Mesa/Boogie California Tweed Review

May 2, 2019
A spectacular new spin on a 1950s formula.
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Rig Rundown: Gary Clark Jr. & Eric Zapata [2019]

May 1, 2019
Check out the gear used by the current king of soulful R&B-laced blues-rock and his longtime guitar foil.
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