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NAMM '12 - Parker Guitars MaxxFly PB12 Bass & MaxxFly 7-String

PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Parker Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear more about Parker's newest models -- MaxxFly PB12 Bass & MaxxFly 7-String.



PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Parker Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear more about Parker's newest models -- MaxxFly PB12 Bass & MaxxFly 7-String.

While Annie Clark was named the 26th greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone in 2023, she couldn’t care less about impressing an athletic stamp on either her sound or her image.


Photo by Alex Da Corte

On her eighth studio release, the electroacoustic art-rock guitarist and producer animates an extension of the strange and singular voice she’s been honing since her debut in 2007.

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Most of us are continually working to broaden our bass skills, from fretboard familiarity and technical mastery to specific musical competencies, like bass-line construction and development, walking, and soloing. Along the way, we may try to incorporate the tone and techniques of specific bassists into our playing, sometimes while learning their parts from songs they played on.

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Cage the Elephant Rig Rundown
Rig Rundown: Cage the Elephant’s Brad Shultz, Daniel Tichenor, and Nick Bockrath [2024]

See how three different gear philosophies—powered by crunchy combos, classic guitars, piles of pedals, studio outboard gear, and a Beatles DI console fuzz—work together to bridge the band’s brash, punkified roots with their polished pop hooks.

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