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Walter Becker’s 1968 Ampeg AMUB-1 Bass

Walter Becker’s 1968 Ampeg AMUB-1 Bass

May 31, 2020
We're not sure which recordings the Steely Dan legend used it on, if any, but that doesn't mean it's not a fascinating find!
Grez Guitars Unveils the Smugglers Bridge Folsom Model

Grez Guitars Unveils the Smugglers Bridge Folsom Model

May 29, 2020
The guitar is available in several different pickup and hardware configurations and starts at $2,880.
Browne Amplification Introduces the T4 Fuzz Pedal

Browne Amplification Introduces the T4 Fuzz Pedal

May 29, 2020
A take on the classic 4-transistor silicon fuzz with a flattened EQ curve.
DIY Relic’ing: Break the Shine

DIY Relic’ing: Break the Shine

May 29, 2020
When aging a project guitar, it’s best to take it apart and start small. First, we focus on the metal.
One of Portland’s Most Esteemed Luthiers Paves a Path to Boost/Overdrive Bliss
Rig Rundown: Emily Wolfe

Rig Rundown: Emily Wolfe

May 27, 2020
How “Hot for Teacher,” a homemade mic, and a B.B. King-inspired signature axe factor into a repertoire that mixes Queens of the Stone Age sizzle with modern pop hooks.
3rd Power Announces Hit Makers Volume One Kemper Amp Profiles

3rd Power Announces Hit Makers Volume One Kemper Amp Profiles

May 27, 2020
A deep-dive into the vintage amp collection used by Tom Bukovac on over 500+ albums.
Positive Grid Announces the BIAS FX 2 Mobile App

Positive Grid Announces the BIAS FX 2 Mobile App

May 26, 2020
The app is available now as a free download in the App Store with expansion options that can be unlocked.
The Most Powerful Pedal?

The Most Powerful Pedal?

May 25, 2020
It’s underappreciated and not as sexy as an overdrive or fuzz, but an EQ on your pedalboard can open myriad tonal doors.
Iso Lab: 1966 Fender Twin Reverb

Iso Lab: 1966 Fender Twin Reverb

May 25, 2020
PG's Music City demo maestro uses a bender Tele, a vintage Strat, and an old cherry 355 to get clean, loud, and bubbly with his blackface tonal bedrock.
Rare '60s Japanese JVC Victor Still Flies Today

Rare '60s Japanese JVC Victor Still Flies Today

May 24, 2020
The flagship model for Japanese electronics juggernaut was here and gone in the blink of an eye, but certainly not because of quality issues.
Ear-Twisting Textures Are the Cherry on Top of a Superb Analog Delay

Ear-Twisting Textures Are the Cherry on Top of a Superb Analog Delay

May 22, 2020
The PG Jam Pedals Delay Llama Xtreme review.
Source Audio Announces the EQ2 Programmable Equalizer

Source Audio Announces the EQ2 Programmable Equalizer

May 22, 2020
A combination graphic and parametric equalizer pedal with 10 adjustable frequency bands, stereo inputs and outputs, 4,8, or 128 onboard user presets, and full MIDI compatibility.
Knaggs Guitars Releases the Keya J

Knaggs Guitars Releases the Keya J

May 22, 2020
A double-cutaway model with a mahogany body, a set mahogany neck, and East Indian rosewood fretboard.
Rig Rundown Best Ofs: Most Iconic Guitars

Rig Rundown Best Ofs: Most Iconic Guitars

May 22, 2020
From Angus’ SG to Tom’s “Arm the Homeless” axe—the most recognizable 6-strings from our catalog of nearly 500 Rundowns.
Rig Rundown: Brian Fallon

Rig Rundown: Brian Fallon

May 20, 2020
The former Gaslight Anthem frontman shares amp-mod electrocution tales, and shows off both impressive Mark Knopfler chops and his thick-necked custom Teles.
FU-Tone Unveils Purple Titanium Hardware and Saddle Inserts

FU-Tone Unveils Purple Titanium Hardware and Saddle Inserts

May 20, 2020
The replacement tremolo hardware is made of indestructible purple-colored titanium.
PRS Guitars Introduces the SE Parlor Acoustics

PRS Guitars Introduces the SE Parlor Acoustics

May 19, 2020
Each model is available in several colors and are offered both with and without electronics.
Dean Guitars Unveils the Colt Bigsby

Dean Guitars Unveils the Colt Bigsby

May 19, 2020
The guitar is loaded with DMT (Dean Magnetic Technologies) pickups, a piezo with dual passive outputs, plus an original Bigsby bridge.
Cort Unveils the Gold-OC8 Nylon Classical Guitar

Cort Unveils the Gold-OC8 Nylon Classical Guitar

May 18, 2020
An Orchestra-sized model loaded with a Fishman Flex Blend preamp, Engelmann spruce top, and an ebony fretboard.