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Rich Osweiler

Rich Osweiler

Associate Editor Rich Osweiler started playing guitar at the tender age of 8, but over the years bass has become his main instrument. Prior to joining Premier Guitar, Rich worked at Acoustic Guitar for close to 10 years, most recently as associate publisher and director of marketing. He loves all types of music—from gypsy jazz to lo-fi and grindcore—provided the genre name isn’t preceded by the “contemporary” tag. Outside of music, Rich enjoys travel, skiing, woodworking, coaching baseball, and being a dad. He lives in Marin County with his 9-year-old daughter and their dog, Kiko.

ARTICLES

Tools for the Task: Drop-Tune Strings

August 18, 2019
Ten sets optimized to keep the tension up and the floppy down.
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Quick Hit: Phil Jones Bass Micro 7 Review

August 6, 2019
The company known for big bass sounds from small speakers delivers its smallest combo to date.
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Quick Hit: Laney Mini-Bass-NX Review

July 15, 2019
What’s smaller than a half-loaf of bread, runs on batteries, and just may inspire you to practice more?
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Tools for the Task: Coiled Cables

July 12, 2019
Ten leads primed to handle the bridge between your guitar and what you’re plugging into—with a twist.
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Quick Hit: Traveler CL-3BE Review

June 20, 2019
Size-defying sound, price-defying appointments, and ready for a road trip.
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Tools for the Task: Noise Gate Pedals

June 14, 2019
Keep the sounds you want. Dial out the ones you don’t.
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Album Spotlight: Black Midi’s 'Schlagenheim'

May 31, 2019
The debut album from London-based band layers piercing guitar intensity atop rhythmic finesse to achieve beautifully chaotic power.
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Tools for the Task: 12" Alnico Replacement Speakers

May 24, 2019
Give your rig new life and personality with a speaker makeover.
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Quick Hit: Peterson StroboStomp HD Review

May 3, 2019
It won’t mix a margarita, but it will likely cover all your tuning needs.
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Tools for the Task: In-Ear Monitors

April 17, 2019
If you can’t hear yourself onstage, is there a sound?
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Quick Hit: Electro-Harmonix Nano Battalion Review

April 7, 2019
A slimmed-down version of EHX’s tone toolbox for bassists didn’t lose any weight in the functionality department.
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Tools for the Task: Tuning Apps

March 14, 2019
Misplaced your tuner? Dead battery? There’s an app for that.
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Quick Hit: MXR Vintage Bass Octave Review

March 8, 2019
Exploring the deep with a pedal that won’t file an eminent domain claim on your board.
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Quick Hit: Ashdown Tone Pocket Review

February 17, 2019
Paired with headphones and a bass, this little black box can create a freeing experience.
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Tools for the Task: Soprano Ukes Under $300

February 1, 2019
If you haven’t joined the ukulele craze, say “aloha” to these 10 sopranos and let the good times begin.
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Tools for the Task: J-Bass-Style Replacement Pickups

January 14, 2019
Reward yourself and your Jazz or J-style bass by conjuring up a new (or old) voice through a set of replacement pickups.
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Quick Hit: Zorg Effects Small Basstar Review

December 31, 2018
It’s smaller than its big sister, the Glorious Basstar, but this stompbox doesn’t skimp on dishing out the overdrive.
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Tools for the Task: Guitar Racks

December 14, 2018
Fun fact: Instruments that are out of their cases and convenient to grab will probably get more playing time.
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Quick Hit: Boss TU-03 Review

November 22, 2018
A sleek clip-on tuner that will tune up more than just your instrument.
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Tools for the Task: Tele-Style Bridges

November 16, 2018
Options abound for Tele-style bridges, but here are 10 to get you thinking about what a swap could do for your guitar.
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