Read the September 2018 Issue

What's New

Rig Rundown: Henry Kaiser's Five Times Surprise

September 19, 2018
A studio visit with the new gear-heavy improv/art-rock supergroup’s Henry Kaiser, Andy West, and Anthony Pirog.
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Mid Valley FX Unveils the Mad Robot

September 19, 2018
An oscillating fuzz pedal that is designed to deliver arpeggiating tones that wrap around the notes.
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Supro and Keeley Electronics Collaborate on New Amp

September 19, 2018
A 25-watt combo designed specifically to be a versatile pedal platform.
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PG Giveaways: MAS Distro Loaded Pedalboard

September 19, 2018
Win this Temple Audio Design Duo 17 Loaded with gear from Alexander Pedals, Dwarfcraft Devices, GFI Systems, GH Effects, Greer Amplification, Spaceman Effects, and Subdecay with included EVO Solderless Cable Kit and $100 StringJoy Gift Card!
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PG Giveaways: Loaded Electro-Harmonix Pedalboard

September 19, 2018
Win this Rockboard Pedalboard loaded with EIGHT Electro-Harmonix Pedals with included D'Addario Solderless Cables and Chromatic Pedal Tuner!
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Listen to the October 2018 PG Spotify Playlist

September 19, 2018
This month's tunes include tracks from Alice in Chains, Neko Case, Fantastic Negrito, and more!
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Escape Plan Launch Code Review

September 19, 2018
An Atari-inspired glitch box that also serves up rich, resonant tones and unexpected musical surprises.
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Electro-Harmonix Unveils the Mod Rex Polyrhythmic Modulator Pedal

September 18, 2018
The pedal is equipped with four independent modulation sections that are synched in tempo.
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Mastro Valvola LFO Optical Tremolo Review

September 18, 2018
Optical analog tremolo and a digital brain make this Italian trem’ a grab bag of modulation tricks.
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Tuning Up: Pedal Issues

September 18, 2018
PG’s head honcho gets all teary-eyed about the stomps whose tones have lodged in his head from years of gear reviews.
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MXR Sugar Drive Review

September 17, 2018
Klone tones in a baby box with a teeny-tiny price.
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ThroBak Announces the ’64 MXV Stratocaster Pickup Set

September 17, 2018
The pickups were wound on the same vintage ME-481A pickup winder that was used to wind early '60s Fender Stratocaster pickups.
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Signal to Noise: Rockin’ the Reactive Load

September 17, 2018
The key to direct recording is to get an amp to behave realistically. So how do you accomplish this?
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Way Huge Pork & Pickle Review

September 16, 2018
Two distinct dirt circuits come together in one pedal for bassists who appreciate freedom of choice for their grit.
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Tsakalis AudioWorks Phonkify Review

September 15, 2018
Envelope filter and octave combine to reach realms beyond the same old jam and funk riffs.
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Twang 101: Scotty Anderson’s Double-Stop Sorcery

September 15, 2018
Blazing double-stop licks and a unique picking style are hallmarks of one of today’s most underrated guitar pickers.
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MOD Kits DIY Announces the Erratic Clutch Deluxe Pedal Kit

September 14, 2018
The pedal aims to dish out fuzzy square-wave distortion as well as a monophonic sub-octave square wave using a total of only four transistors.
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Tone Tips: Gig Tips for the Social Media Generation

September 14, 2018
Your blistering solo is amazing, but can you play it standing up, while grooving with a band, and in front of people?
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Seymour Duncan Introduces the Billy Gibbons Red Devil Pickups

September 14, 2018
Sizzling-hot Texas tone for Strat-style single coil guitars—so good you'll think you've died and gone to heaven.
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ZVEX Vibrophase Review

September 14, 2018
ZVEX’s phaser/vibrato retains the rich, immersive modulation tones of its candle-driven design concept predecessor.
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