November 2018

June 2017

Quick Hit: Cusack Music Orthrus

May 9, 2017
Two legendary circuits serve as inspiration for this high-gain overdrive/boost combo.
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Bass OD/DI/Preamp Pedal Roundup

May 8, 2017
We test four versatile and feature-laden bass stomps from Gallien-Krueger, Providence, Two Notes, and Tech 21.
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Tuning Up: The Converse Inverse Universe

May 8, 2017
How exploring the beautifully strange and volatile subtleties of interpersonal communication can turn your musical world upside down.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: The Knotty World of Figured Wood

May 7, 2017
Figured woods can command fancy prices. Here's a look at the grading system and the meaning behind some of the creative phrases used to designate them.
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Quick Hit: Boss EV-30 Dual Expression Pedal

May 5, 2017
A clever foot controller that saves space and enables sonic insanity.
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Bass Bench: Gig Preparedness

May 5, 2017
Being ready to step onstage involves more than knowing the material and how to dial in your tone.
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Robyn Hitchcock’s Manifesto

May 4, 2017
For his eponymous new LP, the famed British songwriter enlists producer Brendan Benson to make a spirited rock record with angular guitars and a thoughtful kind of rage.
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Trash or Treasure: Crate CR-1

May 4, 2017
One look at the first amp offering from Crate is all it takes to grasp the literal flavor behind the company’s name.
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Carr Mercury V Review

May 3, 2017
A Brit-flavored beauty with remarkable range.
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William Elliott Whitmore Visits PG HQ

May 2, 2017
The folk-blues singer-songwriter goes electric for this special performance of his single from Radium Death.
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Acoustic Soundboard: A Guitar Grows in Monticello

May 2, 2017
Have you ever heard “presidential” used to describe tonewood? You have now.
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Vintage Vault: 1952 Fender Esquire

May 1, 2017
Spotlighting a pioneering solidbody from Fender’s pre-Strat years.
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Quick Hit: Taylor GS Mini-e Bass

April 30, 2017
A wee acoustic bass guitar shows that great things come in small packages.
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Mastodon’s Bill Kelliher Channels Pain and Gain

April 28, 2017
With hearts plagued by sorrow, new amps that go to 11, and a new ESP Sparrowhawk signature model, the 6-string riff-master and his bandmates made the powerful—at times elegiac—new album, Emperor of Sand.
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Mod Garage: Switchable Modern-Retro Les Paul Wiring

April 28, 2017
Here’s an easy and inexpensive way to give your beloved axe two distinct voices.
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State of the Stomp: How to Be a Gentle Gear Guru

April 27, 2017
Noobies need your insight. Dispense it generously and kindly.
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Mooer Ocean Machine Review

April 26, 2017
“Ocean” is the perfect metaphor for the watery soundscapes you can create and manipulate once you combine the four effects.
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Winfield Dust Devil Review

April 25, 2017
A classy, well-crafted, and creatively recombinant distillate of classic Vox and Fender sounds.
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John 5: Wired & Inspired

April 25, 2017
In our candid interview, the insane shredder offers practice tips, explains his tone and technique, and jaws about his ripping new album, Season of the Witch.
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Last Call: Redactive Creativity

April 24, 2017
Does anyone really win awards—or sell music—for originality?
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