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April 2015

Quick Hit: Greenchild Tribus Drive Review

February 27, 2015
Triple-threat industrial-strength boost/OD/distortion.
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Mod Garage: Humbucker Height Adjustment

February 27, 2015
What’s the ideal pickup height? And how do you adjust the pole pieces?
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Staff Picks: Dynamic Duos

February 26, 2015
Shakey Graves joins PG editors and our Reader of the Month in naming the fantasy guitar duos of our dreams.
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Ben Chasny: Six of Everything

February 26, 2015
Acoustic fingerstlylist? Avant-garde noisemaker? Self-styled music theorist? The enigmatic guitarist behind Six Organs of Admittance is all of the above.
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Acoustic A20 Review

February 25, 2015
This super-affordable amp for flattops exhibits surprising tonal range.
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Sir Richard Bishop: The Mystic and the Guitar with No Past

February 24, 2015
Channeling forces from a mysterious flattop, the veteran improviser finds musical freedom in Morocco.
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On Bass: Music Wants Its Slap Back

February 24, 2015
If a bassist slaps in the woods, is it musical?
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Radial Bassbone OD Review

February 23, 2015
A 2-channel preamp/overdrive packed with bass-friendly features.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: The Musician’s Clubhouse

February 23, 2015
There are hints of a music-retail renaissance in the air, and the former man behind Hamer likes it.
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Ask Amp Man: Tweaking a Fender Champ II

February 22, 2015
The rare Fender Champ II—and some ways to improve it.
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Guitar Shop 101: Tips for Buying a Used Electric

February 20, 2015
Do a little homework before you go shopping for a used electric guitar.
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Echoes of Sweden: The Amazing’s Reine Fiske

February 19, 2015
The Amazing’s Reine Fiske uses vintage gear to take classic guitar vibes into new realms.
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Strymon Deco Tape Saturation & Doubletracker Review

February 19, 2015
Stunningly realistic emulations of tape-based effects.
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Last Call: The Age of Ageism

February 18, 2015
Over 27? Don’t let your age dampen your enthusiasm for playing badass music.
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Pedal to the Metal: A Short History of the Pedal Steel Guitar

February 17, 2015
Trace the evolution of the planet’s most mechanical—and for some, most mysterious—stringed instrument.
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Vintage Vault: 1962 Gretsch 6196 Country Club

February 16, 2015
Gretsch’s first cutaway electrics made their debut in 1951. Discover when the Cadillac Green 6196 joined the Country Club line.
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