January 2019

What's New

Tuning Up: The Scarlet Letter of Artifice

January 4, 2019
The perils of the “fake it till you make it” mentality in music.
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Life on the Edge of a Knife: Ergon Guitars’ Adriano Sergio

January 3, 2019
The improbable journey from passionate woodworker to jazz bassist, navy SEAL, touring road tech for metal giants, and, finally, to luthier of exquisite handmade instruments.
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Supro Announces the Blues King 12 Amplifier

January 3, 2019
Front-end gain in the Blues King is supplied by a 12AX7 tube preamp and a FET-driven, fat boost function.
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L.R. Baggs Expands Align Series with Chorus and Delay Pedals

January 3, 2019
Both pedals will debut for a street price of $179 each.
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Chicago Music Exchange Collaborates with Gibson for Exclusive SG Standards

January 3, 2019
The limited run centers around the reborn T-Top humbuckers produced in the late '60s through the late '70s.
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Rotosound Launches Ultramag Strings

January 3, 2019
The British string manufacturer is launching a new range of high-end guitar strings.
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Breedlove Pursuit Concertina E Review

January 3, 2019
Surprising dynamism, punch, and balance in a budget small-body flattop.
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Rig Rundown: Tera Melos’ Nick Reinhart

January 2, 2019
The Willy Wonka of guitar uses a forgotten Squier, a long-lusted-after Jazzmaster, and a heap of misfit and boutique stomps to warp the instrument into the 21st century.
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PG Giveaways: "Pedals and Effects" Giveaway

January 2, 2019
You could win a featured replica pedalboard of Juan Alderete of Marilyn Manson and Nick Reinhart of Tera Melos from Pedals and Effects!
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Godin Guitars Launches Debut Line of Acoustic Guitars

January 2, 2019
Conceived and designed by Simon Godin, these guitars were two years in the making.
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Bass Bench: Diving into Lutherie

January 2, 2019
What does it take to make a living building basses?
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Muse’s Matt Bellamy: Unusual Collisions

January 1, 2019
The modernist guitar hero mixes organic and electronic sounds, genres, eras, amps, and even co-producers on his band’s new album, Simulation Theory, but keeps his signature 6-strings snarling.
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Quick Hit: Electro-Harmonix Triangle Big Muff Review

January 1, 2019
EHX revisits the Muff that started it all.
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Quick Hit: Zorg Effects Small Basstar

December 31, 2018
It’s smaller than its big sister, the Glorious Basstar, but this stompbox doesn’t skimp on dishing out the overdrive.
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Top 10 First Looks of 2018

December 31, 2018
You voted with your clicks! Here are PG's most-watched gear-demo videos of the year.
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Top 10 Riff Rundowns of 2018

December 30, 2018
From Alter Bridge to Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Melvins, and more—your favorite clips of guitar greats breaking down their own iconic licks.
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PG Editors’ Best Albums of 2018

December 29, 2018
Serving up our editors’ eclectic selections from the year’s musical smorgasbord, and looking toward their most anticipated releases for 2019.
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Death By Audio Total Sonic Annihilation 2 Review

December 28, 2018
Death By Audio’s original weapon of sonic destruction returns in enhanced and surprisingly manageable and musical form.
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Mod Garage: Working with Wire

December 28, 2018
What are the best tools and practices for wiring a guitar? And what’s up with “push-back” wire? Glad you asked.
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John Butler’s Odyssey Leads to 'Home'

December 27, 2018
The Australian folk-rock fingerstylist leads his acoustic muse into electronic music and hip-hop for his trio’s new album but won’t give up his custom 11-string guitar or his organic approach to songwriting.
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