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October 2017

Mastro Valvola Millibar Review

September 10, 2017
An optical compressor that delivers subtlety and superb control.
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Ampeg Scrambler Bass Overdrive Review

September 10, 2017
Ampeg’s latest bass-pedal offering conjures up the gritty overdriven tones the company is known for, but through a compact and affordable box.
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Schecter CV-4 Review

September 9, 2017
This humbucker-packed, 4-string workhorse combines classic looks with a lot of tones.
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Tools for the Task: Pedalboards

September 8, 2017
Ten pedalboards primed to provide a happy home for your growing stompbox family.
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The Recording Guitarist: Rock on with Your Clock On

September 7, 2017
The far-out sounds of effect sequencers.
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MXR M287 Sub Octave Bass Fuzz Review

September 7, 2017
The lethal combination of fuzz and an octaver comes to life through this powerful yellow box.
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Supro 1685RT Neptune Reverb Review

September 6, 2017
Supro teams with SIR to create a unique and potent backline workhorse.
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Morning Teleportation: Quadrophonic Friends with Benefits

September 5, 2017
Indie-psych-prog mastermind Tiger Merritt talks about painstakingly recording Salivating for Symbiosis with the help of pals from Modest Mouse, Cage the Elephant, and more.
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Amptweaker PressuRizer Review

September 5, 2017
Boost functionality makes a great core compressor a nuanced multitasker.
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Tsakalis Experience Review

September 4, 2017
A capable control set makes this Hendrix-inspired octave fuzz surprisingly versatile.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Parquet Paul

September 4, 2017
A woodworker shares his favorite build: a neck-through Les Paul copy constructed of Honduran mahogany, purpleheart, and walnut.
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Meris Mercury 7 Review

September 3, 2017
An elegant ambient reverb machine with powerful sound-shaping capabilities.
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Electro-Harmonix Canyon Review

September 3, 2017
Echoes abound in a feature-stuffed and compact delay factory.
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Friedman Fuzz Fiend Review

September 1, 2017
Tube power and excellent EQ add up to a very different fuzz flavor.
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Ask Amp Man: Modding a Supro 6420 Thunderbolt

September 1, 2017
A few simple mods may, or may not, make a vintage Supro Thunderbolt ready to rumble on modern stages.
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Big Walnuts Yonder: Let’s Start a Proj

August 31, 2017
The Tera Melos guitarist and post-punk bass legend reveal how they recorded an experimental new album with Nels Cline and Greg Saunier, and why this proj was such a long time a-comin’.
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Joe Bonamassa Visits PG’s Home Turf

August 31, 2017
The prolific blues-rocker takes time before his gig in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to show us his three favorite road axes and field questions from PG fans.
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EarthQuaker Devices Erupter Review

August 31, 2017
A stupidly simple fuzz delivers artfully complex, chaotic, and controlled distortion sounds.
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Tone Tips: Is Rock Guitar Eating Itself?

August 31, 2017
Rock ’n’ roll will never die, but it does take extended naps from time to time.
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Carvin VLD1 Legacy Drive Review

August 30, 2017
Steve Vai’s fly-in solution is a formidable preamp for backline and recording situations.
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