November 2018

January 2018

Road Dog: Road Food

November 29, 2017
The good, the bad, and the really, really ugly. PG's Ted Drozdowski shares how to find great and not-so-great eats on the road, and survive your drummer's fiery digestive tract.
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Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien: Hail to the Texturalist

November 28, 2017
After decades of avoiding guitar interviews, the 6-string “sweeper” gratefully ruminates on his journey in one of modern rock’s most celebrated—and confounding—bands.
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Quick Hit: Baroni Lab Mini Amp 50 Review

November 28, 2017
With remarkably tube-like responsiveness and nice extras, this class-D amplifier-and-distortion-box combo packs impressive punch.
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KHDK Abyss Review

November 27, 2017
Bi-amp technology and a secret-weapon voicing switch combine to unearth a treasure trove of bass overdrive flavors.
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Ask Amp Man: Add Some Marshall Grit to a Fender Bassman

November 27, 2017
How to convert a half-unused tube into a gain stage.
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Tuning Up: Bullsh*t Soundscapists vs. True-Blue Bloozmeisters

November 26, 2017
Get ready to enter the flag-waving purist’s No Spin Zone—where fired-up traditionalists stick it to insulting shoegazers!
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RainSong CH-WS Review

November 24, 2017
A more accessibly priced RainSong also delivers nuance, balance, and tones that rival solid wood flattops.
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The Recording Guitarist: 'Sgt. Pepper’s' Lonely Solo Button

November 24, 2017
Rock recording has modernized since Sgt. Pepper. But has it improved?
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Bootsy Collins: Bass from Outer Space

November 23, 2017
The Parliament Funkadelic legend discusses his new album, World Wide Funk, his 6-foot pedalboard, and his lesser-known guitar playing.
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Vintage Vault: 1955 Gretsch 6131 Jet Firebird

November 22, 2017
An eye-catching, cardinal-colored survivor from the early days of rock ’n’ roll.
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Samantha Fish: From Cowtown to Coldwater

November 21, 2017
With custom T-style and hollowbody axes, this road warrior travels the byways of rock, country, and hard-core Mississippi hill country blues to make a new album, Belle of the West, with Luther Dickinson.
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Serek Midwestern 2 Review

November 21, 2017
A short-scale exercise in bass design that doesn’t come up short on classic style or versatility.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Warmoth Partscaster Revival

November 20, 2017
While in high school, this player built his own S-style, but then the wiring failed. Four years later, he revisited his build and fixed it.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: The Tone Inside Your Head

November 20, 2017
Achieving the sound that permeates your brain is rarely an easy task, so be sure to focus on enjoying the journey.
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Quick Hit: Mayones Hydra Elite

November 19, 2017
A headless Hydra? Yep! And with tones that kill.
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Grez Guitars Mendocino Review

November 17, 2017
God-like gold-foil tones from a boutique beauty.
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On Bass: Pedal Power

November 17, 2017
Explore the potent technique of using pedal tones on electric bass.
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American Spirit: Peter K. Siegel

November 16, 2017
Avant-garde guitarist Elliott Sharp talks to the producer behind classic albums by Roy Buchanan, Joseph Spence, and Doc Watson about a lifetime of historic music-making.
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Will Ray’s Bottom Feeder: Jay Turser JT-SM Hollowbody Jazz Guitar

November 15, 2017
How a dud bargain buy became a dependable 6-string.
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Last Call: How Songs Happen

November 14, 2017
If you hang out with creative people, life can be one big art project.
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