April 2020

What's New

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Jeff Parker is “Just Tying to Make Weird Shit”

March 12, 2020
Tortoise's post-rock experimentalist on how a recent meditative mood led to less improvisation and more hypnotics on the jazz and hip-hop-infused Suite for Max Brown.
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Cusack

Cusack Music Introduces the Meta Plexi

March 12, 2020
A high-gain, amp-in-a-box pedal that operates on FETs instead of tubes.
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Godin

Godin Guitars Launches the Imperial Laguna Blue

March 12, 2020
The Canadian-built model features a solid mahogany back and sides and a Richlite fretboard.
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Breedlove Organic - homepage

Breedlove Wildwood Concert Cutaway CE: The Premier Guitar Review

March 12, 2020
Sleek, stylish, affordable, and balanced, this compact, all-solid mahogany flattop excels in amplified performance situations.
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Rig Rundown: Opeth

March 11, 2020
The Swedish prog-metal sorcerers dish on their longstanding PRS ties and uncover why they traded traditional tube amps for swappable high-gain Synergy modules.
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April 2020 - Staff Picks - homepage

Hidden Figures

March 11, 2020
Porridge Radio’s Dana Margolin, PG editors, and our Reader of the Month examine their underlying musical influences.
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Gallien Kruger 800S - homepage

Gallien-Krueger Fusion 800S: The Premier Guitar Review

March 10, 2020
A wealth of tone-shaping possibilities—and not one but three 12AX7s—lurk in this featherweight 800-watt powerhouse.
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Tone Tips String Gauge - homepage

Does String Gauge Really Matter? Of Course, But...

March 10, 2020
...There's a lot more to it than whether Billy Gibbons or SRV was "right."
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Rombo

Rombo Unveils New Guitar Strap Blocks

March 9, 2020
The improved design offers an easier method for changing them out and comes in two different textures.
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Fender American Ultra Jazzmaster: The Premier Guitar Review

March 9, 2020
The Jazzmaster finally gets an upscale modern facelift—with enhanced playability and expressive potential as the payoff.
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Supro

Supro Announces the Blues King 10

March 9, 2020
A 5-watt combo that features spring reverb, switchable FET boost, and Fat Drive circuits.
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April 20 Last Call Acupuncture - homepage

Last Call: 6 Ways to Make Friends with Our Common Enemy—Mortality

March 9, 2020
John Bohlinger's tips for keeping your body and mind primed for playing well into your golden years.
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Danelectro The Breakdown - homepage

Danelectro The Breakdown: The Premier Guitar Review

March 8, 2020
Tone freaks, take note: It’s badass—but not just for the usual “bang-for-buck” reasons.
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Double Stops

The Secret to Dissonant Double-Stops

March 7, 2020
Not all harmonies need to be “pretty.”
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Mike Campbell

Mike Campbell and the Dirty Knobs Postpone Tour and Album Release

March 6, 2020
Campbell's health issues are fully treatable and the album is scheduled to be released on September 18th.
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10 "Wide Range"-Style Pickups for Plebs

March 6, 2020
Fender's hallowed vintage humbucker with CuNiFe-magnet pole pieces boasts one-of-a-kind tones. Problem is, it costs $500+ per pickup on the used market.
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Dynamo

Dynamo Amplification Unveils the Flight Rig

March 6, 2020
A 100-watt tube preamp that fits within a three-space rack.
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G&L Fallout - homepage

G&L Fallout: The Premier Guitar Review

March 6, 2020
Racing stripes match a wicked-fast neck, while short-scale goodness and an MFD humbucker gas the machine.
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Long-Overdue Love for Louie

March 5, 2020
He played for James Brown, John Lennon, Streisand, Whitney, and countless others. So how come so few guitar nuts know storied session ace Louie Shelton?
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April 2020 State of the Stomp - homepage

How Pedal Buyers and Builders Can Help Save the Planet

March 5, 2020
Spurred by Australia’s wildfires, stompbox maker Aisha Loe (of Loe Sounds) takes a mindful look at effects and ecology.
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