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ARTICLES

Question and Obsession: Upside-Down Frown

December 13, 2018
Julien Baker of boygenius joins us in discussing songs that lift our spirits.
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Rig Rundown: Marilyn Manson

November 21, 2018
Sure, collectible gear can be important to rock stars, but for this mayhem-filled gig, Paul Wiley and Juan Alderete opt for loudness and durability.
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The Year in Gear 2018

November 20, 2018
Step inside Premier Guitar’s magical, miraculous time machine and revisit the gear that stood head and shoulders above the rest as Premier Gear Award winners in 2018.
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Matt Pike: Chug, Punch, and Sustain

November 8, 2018
The patient riffer of darkness reveals the sonics secrets—and head space—that drive his bands Sleep and High on Fire.
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EarthQuaker Devices Releases the Black Ash

November 8, 2018
Limited to only 1,500 units worldwide, Jamie Stillman's newest tone crippler is a fuzz/overdrive that takes cues from the legendary, three-knob Tone Bender.
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Rig Rundown: Shakey Graves

October 17, 2018
The Austin singer-songwriter generates a retro-hip vibe with ’60s-style guitars, small-but-mighty amps, and a pair of pedalboards.
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Rig Rundown: FIDLAR

October 10, 2018
These DIY punkers prove you don’t need custom axes and pyrotechnics to spark a mosh pit and a good time.
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Speedy Ortiz’s Sadie Dupuis and Andy Molholt: Guitar Heroes

September 4, 2018
With a fleet of overdrive pedals and workhorse guitars, this 6-string tag team shines an angular, abrasive—yet highly melodic—spotlight on rock’s possible future on the new album, Twerp Verse.
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EarthQuaker Devices Announces the Aqueduct Vibrato

August 29, 2018
The pedal includes a Flexi-Switch feature which allows users to select between momentary and traditional latching-style switching in the moment and on the fly.
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First Look: EarthQuaker Devices Aqueduct

August 29, 2018
Witness John Bohlinger get trippy-hippy with the new ridiciuosly wonderful wobble box from EQD's lead wizard Jamie Stillman.
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EarthQuaker Devices Aqueduct Review

August 29, 2018
An insane-to-elegant modulation tool that suits chaotic creators and control freaks alike.
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Quick Hit: EarthQuaker Devices Westwood

August 16, 2018
With the ability to dial in transparent boost or use the active EQ to summon radically voiced overdrive, what’s not to love?
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Rig Rundown: Pelican

August 8, 2018
See how the twin-guitar attack rocks SGs, classic tube heads, and strategically set delays that help birth epic post-metal jams.
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Stephen Malkmus: The Unknowing Guitarist

July 3, 2018
The ex-Pavement frontman preserves the element of surprise in the solos and sounds he explores with his band, the Jicks, on their new album, Sparkle Hard.
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Rig Rundown: Guided by Voices

June 20, 2018
Doug Gillard, Mark Shue, and Bobby Bare Jr. reveal how a few quirky vintage axes, some classic amps, and a few utilitarian pedals get the job done night after night.
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EarthQuaker Devices Pyramids Review

June 15, 2018
There’s no end to the adventures in flanging made possible by this deep, DSP-driven modulator.
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Rig Rundown: The Breeders

May 23, 2018
For nearly 30 years, these alt-rock pioneers have created gristly tones full of attitude and angst. Find out how guitarist Kelley Deal and bassist Josephine Wiggs craft their signature tones.
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First Look: EarthQuaker Devices Pyramids

May 9, 2018
John Bohlinger grabs his triple-humbucker PRS and b-bender baritone to unravel the various flange sounds lurking inside that range from classic to crazy.
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EarthQuaker Devices Releases the Pyramids Stereo Flanging Device

May 2, 2018
The pedal uses five user-definable presets, eight flanger modes, tap tempo, tap subdivision via the rate and tap mini-toggle, and a multi-function modify control.
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Rig Rundown: The Dear Hunter

April 18, 2018
Explore the three keys that propel the band’s prog-rock orbit: custom axes, pedal-platform tube amps, and stompboxes strengthened with modeling tech from Line 6.
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