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July 2018

Staff Picks: Ebb and Flow

June 5, 2018
What goes up, must come down, but sometimes it’s the other way around. Anthony Kaoteon and PG editors reveal the number of guitars in their personal inventory.
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Hartke HD500 Review

June 4, 2018
For a 35-pound lightweight, Hartke’s new 2x10 combo can throw some air—with 500 watts under the hood and a smart command central.
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Tone Tips: Learning to Fly Solo

June 3, 2018
With his second solo effort soon to be released, our career gun-for-hire columnist waxes poetic on the creative benefits of going it alone.
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Signal to Noise: Being Heard—The Big Amp Revolution

June 1, 2018
“Clean platform” may be the current buzzword in guitar amplification, but the truth is, we’ve been here before.
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Feeling the Vertigo, Feeding the Vibe: Underøath’s Timothy McTague and James Smith

May 31, 2018
Swearing off solos and flash, the guitarists focus on songcraft, soundscapes, and soul, and strip down with digital modeling for Erase Me, their band’s first studio album in eight years.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: The One That Got Away

May 31, 2018
After a decade of dreaming of a special blue Les Paul, a guitarist’s wife brings it home.
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PRS SE Angelus A40E Review

May 30, 2018
Upmarket looks and slinky playability come together in an affordable PRS flattop.
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Meshell Ndegeocello: The Melody, the Lyric, and the Beat

May 29, 2018
The acclaimed bassist rebuilds a set of cover songs on her latest album, Ventriloquism, while focusing on her personal connection to classic soul and R&B, and creating plenty of room for all-star guitar contributions.
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Wizard of Odd: Early-’60s Welson Kinton

May 29, 2018
What’s better than a cool mini-humbucker? Four of them, of course! And don’t forget that “all on” blower switch.
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Quick Hit: Klōs Travel Guitar

May 28, 2018
An impressive-playing carbon-fiber mini promises stability, extreme portability, and respectable tones for a host of road-tripping adventures.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Guitar Tone Rules

May 28, 2018
Are the uke, banjo, and mandolin families going through an identity crisis, or are more Darwinian forces at work?
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Fender Eric Johnson Signature Stratocaster Thinline Review

May 25, 2018
A classic design filtered through the preferences of an iconic Strat player.
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Mod Garage: Lean, Mean Series Wiring for Telecasters

May 25, 2018
It’s easy to convert the middle position on a stock 3-way switch into a potent “solo preset.”
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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s Peter Hayes and Robert Levon Been

May 24, 2018
On the new album Wrong Creatures, the sonic shamans blur the lines between guitar and bass with effects, open tunings, and banks of amps to create a cocoon of sound.
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Vintage Vault: 1979 Rickenbacker 362/12 Doubleneck

May 24, 2018
A rare bird in mapleglo that’s double the 6-string fun!
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Reggie Lucas: 1953–2018

May 23, 2018
From playing classic soul to breaking ground with Miles Davis to crafting pop hits for Stephanie Mills and Madonna, the guitarist-producer led a dazzling and varied career.
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Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: Modified Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II

May 23, 2018
Three P-90s and a Bigsby remake a jazz box into a rockabilly raver.
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Last Call: Bohlinger’s Unofficial Guide to Music City

May 20, 2018
Our columnist’s take on the 6-string delights of Nashville—with a little added spice.
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Glenn Branca: 1948–2018

May 16, 2018
Elliott Sharp pays tribute to an experimental guitarist and composer who believed in the power of “ghost instruments”—sometimes conjured in his symphonies by 100 guitars.
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