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May 2015

Hot Rod Garage: Mods from Readers

March 31, 2015
An eye-popping gallery of radically reimagined guitars.
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Recording Guitarist: In Search of Ancient Ambience

March 31, 2015
Cloning the otherworldly sounds of the Southwest’s ruins.
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Staff Picks: All in One?

March 30, 2015
In honor of our latest hot-rod issue, Ethan Tufts of Strymon Engineering joins us to riff on what kind of effects we’d like to put you know where.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Grading Tonewoods - Back and Sides

March 30, 2015
There’s more to consider than tone when choosing wood for a guitar’s back and sides.
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Quick Hit: GoGo Caliber Pedal Tuner Review

March 29, 2015
A new pedal tuner with a display you can’t miss.
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John Renbourn: 1944-2015

March 27, 2015
The prodigiously talented and influential British guitarist helped shape modern folk through his fusion of jazz, blues, psychedelia, medieval song, and ethnic music.
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GALLERY: SXSW 2015

March 27, 2015
See performance shots of AWOLNATION, Courtney Barnett, Elder, Future Islands, Portugal. The Man, Nikki Lane, and more!
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Mod Garage: Trad Strat and Bridge 'Bucker Tones

March 27, 2015
A standard Strat pickup set—and—a switchable humbucker.
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Aaron Bruno’s Brutal Breakdowns

March 26, 2015
AWOLNATION’s musical architect searches for riffs so good they make him cry.
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Tone Tips: Ego - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

March 26, 2015
Exploring the yin and yang of a musician’s ego.
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DV Mark Maragold Review

March 25, 2015
Greg Howe’s signature DV Mark is a wildly adaptable two-channel, 40-watt head.
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Mike Rutherford: Back in the Shop with the Mechanics

March 24, 2015
Genesis’ original guitarist marks the 25th anniversary of his other band’s greatest hit.
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What Bohlinger Plays: Cascading G Riff

March 24, 2015
Premier Guitar's John Bohlinger dissects a G-major lick that mixes fretted notes with open strings to create a dynamic motif that can be transposed to multiple keys and used in virtually any genre.
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Supro Saturn Reverb Review

March 23, 2015
The smallest of the new-school Supros isn’t based on a vintage model, but it nails that punky, budget-box attitude.
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Last Call: Lost Knowledge

March 23, 2015
Was the Energy Dome-wearing Devo correct back in the 1980s when they proposed that society was regressing?
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Vintage Vault: 1958 Gibson EB-1

March 22, 2015
Gibson’s first solidbody bass guitar.
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Essential Gig Tips for Acoustic Guitarists

March 20, 2015
Fingerstyle wizard Pete Huttlinger shares his secrets for sounding great onstage.
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Guitar Shop 101: Tips for Replacing a 3-way Toggle

March 20, 2015
Got a finicky selector on your dual-pickup guitar? No worries—it’s an easy fix.
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State of the Stomp: In Search of New Inspiration

March 19, 2015
Maybe it’s time to turn off the music.
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Relish Jane Review

March 18, 2015
Elegance and attitude with a Swiss twist.
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