April 2020

What's New

Cole Paradrive - homepage

This Overdrive Has an Identity Crisis—In a Good Way

March 27, 2020
A top-notch driver built around a powerful parametric EQ. The PG Cole Music Co. Paradrive review.
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Dean Guitars

Dean Introduces the NashVegas Select Series

March 27, 2020
A new collection of singlecut guitars loaded with Seymour Duncan pickups that start at $749.
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Mod Garage - Pots homepage

How to Install and Maintain Your Guitar's Pots

March 27, 2020
When it comes to cosmic tone, it’s critical to have functional potentiometers. Here’s how to install them correctly and keep them ship-shape afterward.
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Kverletak homepage2

Kvelertak: “Don’t Underestimate the Bongo”

March 26, 2020
The triple-guitar-stoked Norwegian metalists forge Splid, inspired by a vibe-changing new vocalist, a more melodic approach, and monster sounds from the vault of heavy-duty gear—plus bongos—owned by producer/Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou.
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Cascade

Cascade Pedals Unveils the Hosstortion

March 26, 2020
An updated version of a short-lived classic.
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Godin

Godin Guitars Launches the Stadium HT

March 26, 2020
A modern, singlecut model with a custom ashtray bridge that's available in three different finishes.
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Last Call - Neal Casal - homepage

Last Call: Neal Casal and the Dangerous Thing We’re Afraid to Talk About

March 26, 2020
Mental health issues affect millions of people. Let’s talk about how we can help each other before it’s too late.
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Neil Zaza homepage

Rig Rundown: Neil Zaza

March 25, 2020
Now that he’s ditched heavy amps for a digital rig, the melodic shredder shares his secrets for utilizing modern modeling tech.
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Spotify

Spotify Announces the COVID-19 Music Relief Project

March 25, 2020
Contributions will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $10 million.
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Cozart “Custom Shack” T-Style homepage

Will Ray’s Bottom Feeder: Cozart “Custom Shack” T-Style

March 25, 2020
Our columnist’s winning ticket: a modded China-built 6-string for $160 including shipping.
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Boss NS2

PG Giveaways: BOSS NS-2

March 24, 2020
Enter for your chance to win a BOSS NS-2!
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Buck Curran - homepage

Buck Curran’s Transcendental Folk Guitar

March 24, 2020
The acoustic fingerstylist builds his creative legacy with alternate tunings, drones, and Eastern melodies, and spotlights a community of like-minded players with Ten Years Gone: A Tribute to Jack Rose.
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Kemper

Kemper Releases the Kabinet and Kone Replacement Speaker

March 24, 2020
A lightweight speaker cabinet with a custom-designed full-range speaker.
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Suhr Hombre - homepage

Suhr Hombre: The Premier Guitar Review

March 24, 2020
Brownface Deluxe tones and beautiful bubbling tremolo distinguish this light but loud gigging and studio machine.
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May 2020 Esoterica Electrica Firebird X homepage

Jol Dantzig’s Esoterica Electrica: Upgrades are Always a Matter of Perception

March 23, 2020
Get to know and appreciate what your guitar has to offer before the hack job.
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JHS PG-14

First Look: JHS PG-14 Paul Gilbert Signature Distortion

March 23, 2020
Unleash Paul Gilbert's distortion tones—from smooth to super-saturated—with this signature stomp.
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May20 Tuning Up Celine Dion homepage

A Toast to Celine & a Middle Finger to COVID-19

March 22, 2020
F*@# you, coronavirus—our hearts will go on!
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Subversive Guitarist

Should You Learn to Read Music?

March 21, 2020
It’s a complicated calculus, with no hard-and-fast rules.
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The Hack homepage

Reader Guitar of the Month: Triple-Neck “Hack”

March 20, 2020
A music store employee scored a vintage handbuilt oddball with an electric guitar, electric banjo, and an electric mandolin all-in-one for $100.
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Woodpecker Instruments

Woodpecker Instruments Introduces the 31" Travel Koa

March 20, 2020
The new travel-friendly model is available in both acoustic and electro-acoustic versions.
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