Grrrl Gang's Angeeta Sentana: The Big 5

How an American icon, a shoreline gold Tele, and a stomach-turning pre-gig ritual inspire the Indonesian indie-rocker to fight the power.

Why do sad songs, like Etta James' "I'd Rather Go Blind," have the ability to break our hearts yet soothe the soul at the same time?

Why do we like sad music so much?

Sad songs make me happy, like drinking makes me thirsty.

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How we turned three affordable Squier, Ibanez, and Yamaha axes into custom instruments like no other.

From YouTube to Instagram to myriad DIY forums, the internet is filled with modders showing off their latest projects. Name your flavor of guitar gluttony—from Gibsons to Fenders, offsets, and shred machines—and there's a virtual place you can go to both feed your craving and feel better about how much time you spend obsessing over how to make your axe sound and play more to your liking. "You think my tweaking tendencies are out of control? Check out this guy…."

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You could WIN one of THREE PG Modded Guitars in this all-new giveaway!


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For the seasoned player who defies the status quo and demands more from a high-performance hot rod bass, these brand-new Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas Bass models do it all by combining modern appointments with throwback Charvel DNA.

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Rig Rundown - Yasmin Williams

After conquering Guitar Hero II, she's reimagining acoustic guitar with two-hand lap tapping, percussive flourishes, and washing it all through reverb and modulation.

Yasmin Williams' gateway drug to guitar was a video game. After defeating Guitar Hero II (on expert, no less), her parents encouraged the budding interest by giving Yasmin an electric.

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