April 2019
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 8-year-old daughter and their dog, Kiko.

ARTICLES

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

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

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

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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Quick Hit: Mackie FreePlay Live

November 11, 2018
Room-filling sound from a PA that doesn’t quite fill a backpack.
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Tools for the Task: Recording Interfaces

October 22, 2018
If a song or riff idea was played but not recorded, did it really happen?
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Quick Hit: Fender Rumble Studio 40

October 15, 2018
A feature-packed practice amp for low enders, with an impressive network of connections.
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Tools for the Task: Pedal Looping Systems

September 24, 2018
An organized and streamlined pedalboard equals a focused and happy player.
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Tools for the Task: Looper Pedals

August 3, 2018
Ten options for your pedalboard that will have you repeating yourself in no time.
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Quick Hit: Crazy Tube Circuits Locomotive

August 2, 2018
A 12AY7-packed bass OD for clean, mean, and points in-between.
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SNAMM '18 - Yamaha AC4KII Solid Koa Cutaway Acoustic/Electric Demo

July 20, 2018
The Japanese company updates two favorite flattops with Hawaiian tonewoods and new electronics.
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SNAMM '18 - IK Multimedia iRig Stomp I/O Demo

July 19, 2018
Check out the power lurking inside the USB pedalboard controller that integrates a professional, high-resolution, MFi-certified audio interface with MIDI input/output.
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SNAMM '18 - Galloup Guitars G.9CE Demo

July 19, 2018
The Michigan-based luthier and guitar-building instructor introduces his first acoustic bass with an original bridge design.
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SNAMM '18 - Loog Guitars Paul Frank Edition & Mini Amp Demos

July 19, 2018
The brand collaborates with the cartoonist and fashion designer for a fresh-looking, mini 3-string and unveils an even smaller amp.
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Tools for the Task: P-90 Pickups

July 13, 2018
Who doesn’t love the crisp and clear sound (or raw raunch) from a P-90-packed guitar?
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