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March 2017

On Bass: Stick to Your Resolutions

February 14, 2017
Why holding yourself to a higher standard is a musical responsibility.
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D’Angelico Premier SS Review

February 13, 2017
A cost-conscious semi-acoustic with art deco flourishes.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Jim Mouradian-Built Frankenstrat

February 13, 2017
A Boston acid-blues guitarist celebrates a Strat with 15 switchable voicings—the work of a beloved luthier who recently passed away.
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Bullhead Matador Review

February 12, 2017
Nashville builder Scott VanFossen’s red-cape sleight of hand puts exquisite twists into a form that’s far more than it seems.
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Aziza’s Dave Holland and Lionel Loueke: Magic and Inspiration

February 10, 2017
The legendary bassist and fingerstyle master reveal the origins and vision behind their star-packed jazz quartet.
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Bass Bench: The Pros and Cons of Neck Joints

February 10, 2017
It’s worth pondering why builders choose set-neck, bolt-on, or neck-through construction.
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Kristin Hersh: Raw Bones, Dressed in Colors

February 9, 2017
The Throwing Muses cofounder sets her muscular, riff-heavy ninth solo album aflame with ferocious flatpicking and bravura textures.
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Daredevil Red Light District Review

February 9, 2017
You can tease high- or low-gain delights from Daredevil’s latest dirt machine.
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Quick Hit: Amptweaker Bass TightMetal Jr

February 8, 2017
A distortion box for bassists that brings high-gain heat, but won’t suck your low-end dry.
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Dean Ween Stays Weird

February 7, 2017
An alt-rock wild man brings his Fender-fueled A-game to a new group that bears his name and a twisted solo debut packed with fat riffs, killer hooks, and freaky sounds.
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Supro Westbury Review

February 7, 2017
The revived Supro now does for guitars what it did for amps.
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The Shelters: British Invasion on the Beach

February 6, 2017
Guitarist Josh Jove discusses the band’s blended rock aesthetic on their self-titled debut, which was co-produced by mentor Tom Petty.
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State of the Stomp: Chuck It in the Bucket

February 6, 2017
Take a spin to the “new pedal ideas” ghost town. It’s actually a happy place.
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Vintage Vault: 1957 Fender Pro

February 5, 2017
A close-up look at the original version of a just-reissued Fender amp.
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Connect the Pots: Reader Pedalboards 2017

February 3, 2017
Options are virtually limitless when it comes to effects. PG readers show us their way to wire up and fire up a pedalboard.
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Speaker Geeks: The Lowdown on Power Handling

February 3, 2017
Here’s what you need to know to avoid blowing a guitar speaker.
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Psych-Blues Guitar Hero Harvey Mandel

February 2, 2017
The legendary innovator’s new album and box set reveal a lifetime of trippy techniques like tapping, extreme vibrato, and backwards soloing.
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Quick Hit: IK Multimedia Fender Collection 2

February 2, 2017
This virtual collection of vintage amps is a real champ.
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Epifani Piccolo 999 Review

February 1, 2017
This 1,000-watt head won’t break your back at 4 1/2 pounds, but it might add molto bene to your vocabulary.
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Last Call: Vibing the Divine

January 31, 2017
Albert Einstein and Brian Wilson reveal the secret of the universe: energy.
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