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November 2017

Jonny Lang’s National Anthem

October 4, 2017
The blues-rock guitarist breaks new sonic ground with the help of a dirty little ’60s Valco-built amp, a clutch of vintage and modern axes, and a raw, live-in-the-studio strategy on his new album, Signs.
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Ashdown SZ Funk Face Review

October 3, 2017
The Brit amp outfit teams with founding Jamiroquai bassist Stuart Zender to deliver a 12AX7-fueled drive pedal that's seriously funky.
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The Recording Guitarist: Subvert the Virtual Guitar Rig!

October 3, 2017
Amp and effects modelers are designed to sound analog—but they don’t have to.
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Wendy Melvoin: Playing for the Revolution

October 2, 2017
Prince’s former guitarist discusses the Revolution’s legacy and recent tour—and what it was like to write and trade licks with the High Priest of Pop.
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Boss Acoustic Singer Live Review

October 2, 2017
Impressive value and features add up to a versatile acoustic amplification solution.
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Broken Social Scene: “Family” Reunions and Musical Constipation

September 29, 2017
Think your band’s a nightmare? Try wrangling a cast of 19 rotating members! Here Brendan Canning and Charles Spearin discuss the pains and triumphs of recording Hug of Thunder.
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Keeley Compressor Plus Review

September 29, 2017
Joe Gore takes a look at the expanded range and newfound subtleties available in this '70s-style squeezebox.
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Wizard of Odd: A 1963 Marvel EJ2 Returns Home

September 28, 2017
In his PG column debut, Frank Meyers tells the tale of trekking to Matsumoto, Japan, to unravel the mystery of his very first guitar.
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Quick Hit: Korg AW-LT100B

September 28, 2017
A lightweight, accurate, easy-to-read tuner made specifically for bassists.
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Road Dog: Epic Axe Failures

September 27, 2017
PG’s Ted Drozdowski tells the story of the exploding SG, the too-sweaty Strat, and other onstage blow-ups.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Strats, Teles, and Dan Smith

September 27, 2017
Jol Dantzig ponders just how many Stratocasters are in existence as he pays tribute to his friend and industry vet, the late Dan Smith.
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Kyle Shutt Turns to 'The Dark Side'

September 26, 2017
The Sword axeman talks about the daunting—but, ultimately, incredibly successful—process of reimagining Pink Floyd's definitive album on Doom Side of the Moon.
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Vintage Vault: 1962 Epiphone Crestwood Custom

September 26, 2017
A deeper look at one of Epiphone’s first solidbody production models.
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Allen Eden Disciple 5 Review

September 25, 2017
A sharp-dressed take on the Jazz-bass formula—with boutique looks, solid tones, and a quite manageable price point.
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Acoustic Soundboard: The Perils of Time

September 25, 2017
Every acoustic guitar will change physically, but aging gracefully is possible with good design and proper care.
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Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: Epiphone John Lennon EJ-160E

September 24, 2017
This low-budget replacement for a long-gone Gibson has its own winning qualities.
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Brendon Small: Sh!t I Couldn’t Do a Year Ago

September 22, 2017
After a decade bringing cartoon metal band Dethklok to life, the shredder/comedian riffs about his Galaktikon solo project and how he’s still improving, one day at a time.
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Speaker Geeks: Dustcaps, Domes, and Tone

September 22, 2017
Does the humble dustcap affect your sound? Here’s what you need to know.
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Last Call: How to Avoid Idiocracy

September 21, 2017
Teaching music in schools builds better brains.
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The Big Score: Cutting Guitar Tracks for TV

September 19, 2017
Composer Rich Tozzoli shares his secrets, tips, gear, and techniques for big-time small-screen scoring.
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