April 2020

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Rig Rundown: Brandon “Taz” Niederauer

March 18, 2020
One of guitar’s most promising young firebrands breaks down his signature D’Angelico, explains why he prefers Boogies, and then demos some vintage stompboxes.
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Nili Brosh’s Spectrum—Melodies, Metal, and Monster Tones

February 18, 2020
Blending core voices from her bevy of Ibanez axes and a nylon-string guitar with influences culled from EDM, ethnic music, and djent, this rock instrumentalist reaches a colorful new frontier.
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10 Gigbags You Gotta Have a Go At

February 7, 2020
Hardshell cases have their place, but if you want to stay nimble and hands-free, a good gigbag is priceless.
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Riff Rundown: Chon's "Gift"

February 2, 2020
The guitar duo slow down their finger-tapping firepower and break apart the outstretched chords that bring the Chon song to life.
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Ibanez Premium RG1121PB Demo | NAMM 2020

January 18, 2020
This sleek shred machine offers high-end features for a reasonable price.
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Korn’s Head and Munky on Coping with Tragedy Through 7-Strings

January 2, 2020
It’s been 25 years since the downtuned guitar duo helped pioneer a sonic path that changed metal. Here they reveal how dealing with the loss of heroes and friends informed their 13th studio album, The Nothing.
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Top 10 Rig Rundowns of 2010s

December 17, 2019
Sure, some are obvious biggies (Bonamassa, Vai), but there are also unexpected dark horses (hint: one is a shirtless Misfit).
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Rig Rundown: Knocked Loose

October 2, 2019
These purveyors of punishing ’90s-style hardcore chisel their heavy sound with downtuned 7-strings and lighter hues of delay and modulation.
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Rig Rundown: Covet's Yvette Young

August 28, 2019
The "adventure rock" outfit's frontwoman demos both her classical-piano-inspired fretboard approach and her favorite modulation pedals.
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Rig Rundown: Nita Strauss

July 31, 2019
With a new Ibanez signature model and an ultraportable plug-and-play rig, the rock heroine travels light to create the heavy tones on her new solo debut, Controlled Chaos.
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Riff Rundown: Paul Gilbert "I Own a Building"

June 30, 2019
Watch as the guitar master slows down and simplifies the bonkers opening progression to a song off his 2019 album, Behold Electric Guitar (and has a blast doing it).
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Ibanez SRMD200 Mezzo Review

June 11, 2019
This P/J hybrid offers Precision-like tone with a medium-scale build and small-scale price.
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Rig Rundown: Polyphia's Scott LePage

May 8, 2019
Aside from melting faces, these younglings don’t take themselves or much else seriously, but one-half of the wise-cracking guitar tandem dishes on his “dope” signature gear from Ibanez and DiMarzio.
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Rig Rundown: Gary Clark Jr. & Eric Zapata [2019]

May 1, 2019
Check out the gear used by the current king of soulful R&B-laced blues-rock and his longtime guitar foil.
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Pedal Alley 2019: Reader Boards

February 14, 2019
Whether it’s collections of old-school straightforward stomps or elaborate circuits for spacey experimentation, each year we’re blown away by the different pedalboard setups our readers come up with. Here’s a dozen for the tonal takeaway.
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Is Erik Rutan Death Metal’s Renaissance Man?

February 7, 2019
With ultra-high action, a scalding tone, a jackhammer rhythm hand, classical melody and dynamics, and mad production skills, the guitarist scales his personal “Mount Everest.”
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Tools for the Task: Soprano Ukes Under $300

February 1, 2019
If you haven’t joined the ukulele craze, say “aloha” to these 10 sopranos and let the good times begin.
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GALLERY: NAMM 2019 Day 3

January 26, 2019
The third day of the year's largest gear show included highlights from Boss, Strymon, Blackstar, Greer, and more.
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NAMM '19 - Ibanez RGA61AL & S61AL Demos

January 25, 2019
PG takes a listen to two new Axion Series throwdown machines, one with Bare Knuckle Aftermath pickups, and the other with Fishman Fluence Modern ‘buckers.
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GALLERY: NAMM 2019 Day 1

January 24, 2019
Check out some of the day's highlights including new gear from Taylor, Dunlop, Fender, Marshall, Orange, Fuzzrocious, and more.
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