December 2019

Artists

Crazy Tube Circuits Introduces the Speed Demon

July 29, 2019
The Greek outfit's new powerful overdrive circuit is designed in conjunction with Gus G covering his need of creating enormous riffs and supersonic solos.
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Foxgear Presents the Ballade Chorus

July 29, 2019
A collaboration with David Bowie bassist Tim Lefebvre goes back to the '80s to create the ideal swoosh box.
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Question and Obsession: Box It Up

July 26, 2019
Pinky Doodle Poodle’s George Hattori joins us in naming the album tones we’d want to capture in a stompbox.
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The Yawpers’ Jesse Parmet: Divide and Conquer

July 25, 2019
Armed only with a 6-string, a fistful of drop tunings, a triple-amp rig, and a pile of splitter boxes, the tap-dancing gearhead covers the guitar and bass roles in his rowdy trio.
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Rig Rundown: Sleep

July 24, 2019
The sultan of sludge illustrates that his first band is a shuttle for sonic exploration launching into orbit on the backs of triple-humbucker guitars, a sierra of Oranges, and two boards the size of Cape Canaveral.
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Listen to the August 2019 PG Spotify Playlist

July 24, 2019
This month's playlist includes new tunes from Jimmie Vaughan, Dream Theater, Devin Townsend, Doug Wamble, and more!
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Rig Rundown: Cherry Glazerr

July 17, 2019
Grunge songstress Clementine Creevy hits us with the barrage of drives she uses for her band's lo-fi garage sound.
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Live at Grimey's: Drivin N Cryin

July 16, 2019
The veteran Southern rockers, now armed with Sturgill Simpson's former axeman, Laur Joamets, shows a tender side with acoustic renditions of new tracks from Live The Love Beautiful and classic cuts.
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Rig Rundown: Joanne Shaw Taylor

July 10, 2019
The British blues player’s simple-but-brawny tool kit for tough tones.
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Doug Wamble’s Folked-Up Jazz

July 9, 2019
Drawing on blues, gospel, bluegrass, and soul, and playing archtop slide, the guitarist mixes American music traditions to create the distinctive sound of his new multi-album project, 9 for ’19.
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Jimmie Vaughan: Emperor of Tone

July 4, 2019
The guitar legend keeps his classic sound and style close to the bone on his new Baby, Please Come Home, fortifying his reputation with his beloved Strats, ’59 Bassman reissues, and hotel room keys.
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Rig Rundown: Buddy Miller

July 3, 2019
Humor, great stories, and killer tones (courtesy of rare guitars and boutique amps) abound in this studio sit-down with one of contemporary Nashville’s most respected artists.
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Captain Kirk Douglas: Branching Out

July 2, 2019
The Roots guitarist takes a musical turn he’s long hinted at with his heavy-rock solo project, Hundred Watt Heart: a loud, funky power trio of the first order.
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Album Spotlight: BONES UK

July 2, 2019
The London duo who wrote Loud Hailer with Jeff Beck releases a visceral debut LP with a singularity that shows how guitar can alchemize with EDM.
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Live at Grimey's: Steve Poltz

June 27, 2019
The Canadian-born, Nashville-living singer-songwriter celebrates his new album Shine On with a host of friends (including Molly Tuttle and Will Kimbrough) at Music City's iconic record shop.
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Rig Rundown: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

June 26, 2019
One of Americana’s rising stars (and a son of an outlaw legend) goes deep on his vintage Gibson, using a dual-amp setup, and why he eschews most pedals.
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Question and Obsession: Needle Drop

June 24, 2019
Adam “Schmeeans” Smirnoff of Lettuce joins us in picking the top records to put on when hosting a party.
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Riff Rundown: Lost Dog Street Band's "One Shot to Wake"

June 23, 2019
Train-hopping troubadour Benjamin Tod showcases how he spruces up cowboy chords with some deft fingerpicking.
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Devin Townsend’s Heavy Empathy

June 21, 2019
On his epic new solo album, the metal-informed fret burner deploys signature gear, a vocal choir, A-listers including Steve Vai and Mike Keneally, and even kittens to create a highly orchestrated score for the chaos of life.
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Rig Rundown: Arielle

June 19, 2019
Inspired by the lutherie skills of Brian May and the tonal essence of Eric Johnson, this self-proclaimed “classic-folk rocker” shows off her acoustic and electric setups.
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