November 2018

What's New

Reader Guitar of the Month: Fifty Les Porter

October 25, 2018
For his half-century birthday, one of our readers decided to do it up right with a unique custom build.
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Cort Expands GB Series with the GB54P Bass

October 25, 2018
The GB54P has vintage-style features including an alder body, VTB-P pickup, and 9.45” fretboard radius.
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Elrick Unveils the Icon Bass

October 25, 2018
The Gold Series bass has a bolt-on neck construction with a body that features a heel-less design.
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Deep Space Devices Releases the Trigonaut

October 25, 2018
The company explores their experimental side with a combination of overdrive and glitchy effects.
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Dimed & Dangerous: A Day in the Life

October 25, 2018
How our columnist lives the dream of being an amp designer.
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Rig Rundown: Minus the Bear [2018]

October 24, 2018
Before the storied math-rock outfit rides off into the sunset, Jake Snider, bassist Cory Murchy, and looper-extraordinaire Dave Knudson give us one last glimpse at how they build their fascinating, IDM-inspired textures.
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Sonic Youth Releases Live Archival Releases to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of 'Daydream Nation'

October 24, 2018
This content is available in the nugs.net music streaming service as well as in multiple download formats ranging from MP3 to hi-resolution audio, as well as on CD.
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Keeley Electronics Unveils the Eddie Heinzelman Verb o Trem and Verb o Trem Workstation

October 24, 2018
In the Workstation, each effect, reverb and modulation are given their own effects engine.
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On Bass: Mail-Order Low End

October 24, 2018
Traditional recording studios continue to close, but music is still getting written and parts are still being tracked. It’s the same, yet different.
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Gibson Announces New CEO

October 23, 2018
James “JC” Curleigh joins the company as president and chief executive officer.
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Ovation Guitars Expands Glen Campbell Signature Collection

October 23, 2018
The all-new mid-priced models are available with mid-depth composite backs in cutaway and non-cutaway versions.
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Reeves Gabrels Revisits His Bowie Years

October 23, 2018
On the new, reimagined Never Let Me Down, the versatile rock-based improviser who plays guitar with the Cure and leads his own vibrant trio brings vitality to an album Bowie called his nadir.
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Watch Steve Vai's Otherworldly Video for "Dark Matter"

October 23, 2018
The video was shot entirely on green screen utilizing a full Blackmagic Design pipeline.
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Nutter Astro Captain Review

October 23, 2018
Cheap-chic retro meets modern playability.
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Tools for the Task: Recording Interfaces

October 22, 2018
If a song or riff idea was played but not recorded, did it really happen?
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First Look: Tone King Sky King

October 22, 2018
John Bohlinger challenges this 6L6-powered combo with P-90s, single-coils, and humbuckers to see what luscious tones are lurking in this beaut.
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Glou-Glou FX Releases the Pralines

October 22, 2018
The pedal features four independently controlled band-pass filters in parallel.
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Mesa/Boogie Fillmore 50 Review

October 22, 2018
Tweed Fender-style tones form the foundation of a flexible clean-to-mean Boogie beast.
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Wizard of Odd: Surf’s Up! The Story Behind Late-’60s 700-Series Kents

October 21, 2018
What do you get when ’60s California car and beach culture collide with a young Japanese guitar designer?
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