Don't miss your chance to get loud with these amps!

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Rig Rundown - The Dead Daisies' Doug Aldrich & Glenn Hughes

Classic-rock warriors Doug Aldrich and Glenn Hughes show us their latest touring set ups.

The Dead Daisies play classic rock—a catalog of songs practically etched in the granite of popular music history.

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Cedar sonics mean super value in a smooth-playing contemporary concert flattop.

Rich, balanced output. Smooth, easy playability. Excellent bass resonance for a concert-sized body. Great build quality. Excellent value.

In spite of great overall balance, midrange might be too strong for some. Modern styling might estrange some traditionalists.

$499

Breedlove Discovery S Concert CE
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Good affordable acoustics are wonderfully plentiful these days. But that doesn't mean there isn't room for a guitar like the $499 Breedlove Discovery S Concert CE to make an impression. It's surprisingly punchy and robust in the low-end, for a flattop of its size, and uses a solid Western red cedar top and layered African mahogany back and sides to achieve a balanced, colorful, and complex voice. It's also a pleasure to play—feeling fast under the fingers and as accommodating to haymaker blues leads as to a soft fingerstyle approach or rowdy strum-around.

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The indie-rock sideman (IRONTOM) honors his "first favorite song off all time" and admits to confusing the mighty Zep with another bluesy British quartet.

Breedlove Eco Collection Rainforest Series - PG Gear Spotlight

Watch an in-depth demo of a brand-new series of mid-priced acoustics that use sustainable tonewoods.

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Brit post-punk guitarists Anton Pearson and Louis Borlase take minimalism to the max on their band's debut album.

"There's a certain magic, or trance-like quality, that you get from pushing repetition to the extremes," says Anton Pearson, one of two guitarists in Squid, a U.K.-based post-punk quintet that draws its power from a minimalist aesthetic. "It is definitely a big part of how we write things. We'll keep going with ideas and lose ourselves in them." So, hypnotic, repetitive guitar figures—often edging towards dissonance and played with a warm, fuzzy tone—are, naturally, a prominent feature on Bright Green Field, Squid's debut full-length release.

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