December 2020
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 10 years 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 10-year-old daughter and their dog, Kiko.

ARTICLES

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10 Mini-Humbuckers to Try

November 17, 2020
Why? Yeah, they're smaller, but they can also offer brighter, clearer, more focused tones than their full-sized cousins.
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Mind Your Ps and Js

November 10, 2020
This well-constructed 4-string takes cues from yesteryear’s sounds, looks, and price tags. The PG Aria Pro II Detroit review.
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Amp Too Damn Loud? Here Are 10 Attenuators That'll Save Your Bacon

October 9, 2020
Cop-call-deterring boxes from Weber, Two Notes, Bugera, Radial, Mesa/Boogie, and more.
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10 Recording Interfaces for Every Budget

September 3, 2020
You've got your guitar tone nailed, now you gotta figure out a way to get it into your preferred DAW....
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Shaping Tomorrow’s Guitars Today

September 3, 2020
No, this futuristic 6-string is definitely not your dad’s cool old dread. The PG Lava Me Pro review.
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10 Microphones Perfect for Your Favorite 6-String

August 31, 2020
Just like farm-to-table, your guitar, voice, and whatever else you’re cooking up needs a reliable delivery source.
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Increase Your IQ on EQ

July 24, 2020
Did you know that, with careful tweaking, an EQ can be among the most useful and drastic tone-altering pedals on your board? Here are 10 to check out.
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When Bass Tone Shaping and OD Align

June 28, 2020
Potent overdrive plus solid EQ-ing capabilities equals old-school grit. The PG Tritonlab Equinox review.
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Five Guitar-Tool Sets You Should Check Out

June 15, 2020
Whether for maintenance, repair, or setups, you're bound to get stuck between a rock and a hard place without the proper implements on hand.
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5 Ceramic 12" Speakers That Could Transform Your Amp

May 8, 2020
Don’t give up on your amp yet—a replacement speaker might be all it needs!
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10 Add-Ons to Spruce Up Your Pedalboard

April 10, 2020
From risers to LED tamers, footswitch covers, junction boxes, light systems, and more.
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Orange Crush Acoustic 30: The Premier Guitar Review

April 5, 2020
The British amp manufacturer’s first acoustic combo is smart and small, with plenty of juice.
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Album Spotlight: Matt Wilson & His Orchestra’s When I Was a Writer

March 29, 2020
The former Trip Shakespeare frontman sings about not being able to return, but he’s done just that with 12 new tunes.
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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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Ernie Ball VPJR Tuner: The Premier Guitar Review

February 28, 2020
When it comes to obvious pedal combinations, could tuning and volume control be the new peanut butter and jelly?
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EBS OctaBass Blue Label: The Premier Guitar Review

February 16, 2020
The Swedish bass pros slim down their octaver while imbuing it with gut-shaking low end and analog warmth.
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10 Gigbags You Gotta Have a Go At

February 7, 2020
Hardshell cases have their place, but if you want to stay nimble and hands-free, a good gigbag is priceless.
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Darkglass Electronics Harmonic Booster: The Premier Guitar Review

January 24, 2020
The Finnish company revives its first pedal and packs it with even more tone-shaping functionality.
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10 Studio Headphone Sets to Ditch Your Earbuds For

January 10, 2020
You’ve spent time and money putting your home-recording rig together, so don’t skimp on the critical component for listening.
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Quick Hit: Cort Action HH4 Review

December 3, 2019
A dual-humbucker 4-string with plenty of switching options defies its price with a tight, light build.
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