January

ARTICLES

DIY Acoustic Transducer

DIY: How to Install a Soundboard Transducer

January 15, 2021
Watch Gruhn Guitars' in-house guru David Kriesel walk you step-by-step through the process of making your flattop amp- and DI-friendly.
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Sadler Vaden Hooked

Hooked: Sadler Vaden on Stone Temple Pilots' "Interstate Love Song"

January 12, 2021
Jason Isbell's brother in arms relates how stealing his sister's Sony Discman as a teen is still paying big dividends.
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Brother Hawk Hooked

Hooked: Brother Hawk on Neil Young's "Cortez the Killer"

January 5, 2021
Raised on a healthy dose of "uncle" Neil by his kin, guitarist J.B. Brisendine singles out the slinkier, commanding version featured on 1991's live Weld.
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Top 10 Rig Rundowns

Top 10 Rig Rundowns of 2020

January 1, 2021
COVID-19 shut down tours, but it didn't stop our gear envy. The most-watched episodes include YouTuber Rick Beato, Nashville session ace Tom Bukovac, Intervals' Aaron Marshall, Deep Sea Diver's Jessica Dobson, and others.
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Top 10 Hooked

Top 10 Hooked Videos of 2020

December 31, 2020
Today's guitar stars Molly Tuttle, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Emily Wolfe, Charlie Starr, and others, fondly reminisce on the moment 6-string influences forever impacted their musical lives.
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Top 10 First Looks 2020

Top 10 First Looks of 2020

December 30, 2020
A shit year didn't mean shit gear—here's our most-popular gear demos featuring fresh pieces from Epiphone, Fender, Suhr, EHX, MXR, and others.
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Marty Friedman Hooked

Hooked: Marty Friedman on Black Sabbath's "Into the Void"

December 29, 2020
The former Megadeth lead guitarist and shredmeister remembers being dumbstruck by Tony Iommi's imposing sound.
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Lessons

Top 10 Lessons of 2020

December 26, 2020
This year we looked into how to solo like Garcia, bend like the late Peter Green, and think deeper about the blues scale.
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Carmen Vandenberg Hooked

Hooked: Carmen Vandenberg on Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Lenny"

December 22, 2020
The Bones UK ace and Jeff Beck's fluent foil gives a Texas-sized salute to one of her biggest influences.
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Bahamas Hooked

Hooked: Bahamas' Afie Jurvanen on Neil Young's "Harvest Moon"

December 15, 2020
The Canadian folk-rocker reflects on the Canadian folk-rocker's confidence and patience in a simple, repetitive riff.
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Between the Buried and Me Hooked

Hooked: Dustie Waring on Alice In Chains and Stone Temple Pilots

December 8, 2020
Between the Buried and Me's riffer was schooled in many classes of rock, but the '90s grunge grinders sunk their teeth in deepest.
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Reader Guitar of the Month Ibanez Artcore 420 homepage

Reader Guitar of the Month: Ibby

December 3, 2020
A player shares the mods he’s made to an Ibanez ART420 to get more flexibility when playing in his church band.
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Ryan Fluff Bruce Hooked

Hooked: Ryan "Fluff" Bruce on Foo Fighters' "For All the Cows"

December 1, 2020
The YouTube vet remembers reattaching his jaw after learning that Nirvana's drummer had a new band and was singing and playing guitar.
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KWS on Hendrix - Hooked

Hooked: Kenny Wayne Shepherd on Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)"

November 24, 2020
The platinum-selling blues rocker highlights the Electric Ladyland hit's innovative wah work and swaggering groove.
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Tash Sultana Hooked

Hooked: Tash Sultana's on John Mayer's "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room"

November 17, 2020
The Aussie looping marvel celebrates the Continuum hit that sparked a switch from Teles to Strats.
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Nels Cline Hooked

Hooked: Nels Cline on the Yardbirds' "Over Under Sideways Down"

November 10, 2020
The Wilco wizard gets nostalgic adopting the personas of British Invasion faves, including Jeff Beck's gooey drone in G.
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Stephen Brodsky Hooked

Hooked: Stephen Brodsky on Led Zeppelin's "Communication Breakdown"

November 3, 2020
The Mutoid Man maestro and Two Minutes to Late Night staple notes "the glue" he needed to stick with guitar lessons and traces how the mighty Zep steered the evolution of his bands.
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Charlie Starr Hooked ZZ Top

Hooked: Blackberry Smoke's Charlie Starr on ZZ Top's "Nasty Dogs and Funky Kings"

October 27, 2020
The Southern-rock frontman honors the Texas boogie legends for their 50+ years of "fantastic tone and tasteful playing."
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Joe Bonamassa Hooked on Jeff Beck

Hooked: Joe Bonamassa on Jeff Beck's "Let Me Love You"

October 20, 2020
The slinky intro riff was all it took for the burst-loving rocker to chase a lifetime of British blues.
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Blues Rock pedalboards

Rig Rundown Best-Ofs: Blues-Rock Pedalboards

October 19, 2020
See how Doyle Bramhall II maximizes his stompbox real estate, firebrand Eric Gales adds bling to his setup, Jonny Lang upgrades to “spaceship” lighting, while Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Samantha Fish can’t let go of irreplaceable favorites.
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