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February 2020

Tone Tips - Yvette Young - homepage

It’s Art, Dude, Not Sports

January 1, 2020
Pete Thorn on that time when the need for a raw, emotional connection kicked vapid, self-indulgent music to the curb.
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PG Editors’ Best Albums of the Year 2019

December 31, 2019
We round the year’s corner with our annual staff picks, notable mentions, and our most-anticipated releases of 2020.
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Why Do So Many Posers Play “Offset” Guitars?

December 31, 2019
True or False: To distract from the fact that they couldn’t play their way out of a paper bag.
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The World Is What We Make It, So Make it Something Good

December 29, 2019
Oliver Ackermann (Death By Audio, A Place to Bury Strangers) shares his mantra for better music, better pedals, and a better life.
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Blackstar Silverline Standard: The Premier Guitar Review

December 27, 2019
This fun, budget-friendly modeling amp aims for the sky with solid attempts at mimicking the response of EL84, 6V6, EL34, 6L6, KT66, and KT88 power sections.
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Meet the Mother of All Shielded Cable

December 27, 2019
Working with vintage-style wire that has an exposed, braided-metal shield takes skill and patience. But you can do it—we’ll show you how.
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Blues Giant Ronnie Earl Takes His Strat Beyond the Blue Door

December 26, 2019
PG sits down with a master who's crafted a supremely soulful style by distilling the inspiration of B.B. King, Muddy Waters, and other legends into tones uniquely his own.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Peavey Predator

December 26, 2019
In pursuit of maximalist tone, a guitarist bestows his favorite S-shaped guitar body with three versatile pickups, ’50s wiring, and two toggles to help him do it all.
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Ernie Ball Music Man Mariposa: The Premier Guitar Review

December 25, 2019
The signature solidbody for Omar Rodríguez-López (At the Drive-In, the Mars Volta) screams and plays as smooth as cream.
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Messthetics Band - homepage

Terror and Beauty, Together at Last

December 24, 2019
The Messthetics’ Anthony Pirog brings a voracious blend of techniques, genres, and gray matter to his new band with Fugazi’s Joe Lally and Brendan Canty.
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Wake Up Tired Amps with New Speakers

December 24, 2019
An easy way to get better response, higher headroom, and more punch from your vintage Fender.
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Feb2020 - Esoterica - homepage

Jol Dantzig’s Esoterica Electrica: Why I Don’t Like Taster’s Choice

December 23, 2019
On bearded baristas, boutique guitars, and the parallels they share.
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When Gibson Put the ES-350 on a Diet

December 22, 2019
Eyeball a shining star from Kalamazoo’s original thinline series.
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February 2020 - Bass Bench - homepage

Can You Name This Magical Mystery Bass?

December 20, 2019
This incredibly ornate bass is packed with enough electronics to make ’70s-era IBM blush, but it’s origin has our columnist stumped. Thoughts?
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February 2020 - Acoustic Soundboard - homepage

How Many Guitarists Does It Take to Tuna Fish?

December 18, 2019
Thanks to the extraordinarily fine adjustment offered by modern tuning machines, today’s players can take their tuning to a level of accuracy only dreamed of in eras past.
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