March 2019

Ibanez

ARTICLES

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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NAMM 2019 Editors' Picks Day 1

January 24, 2019
Watch Bobb Bruno of Best Coast join the PG crew to discuss highlights from the day, including new stuff from Taylor, Dunlop, Ibanez, Fender, and more.
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Ibanez Introduces the PGM333 Paul Gilbert 30th Anniversary Guitar

January 24, 2019
A legendary shredder celebrates a milestone with a three-pickup rock machine.
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Ibanez Releases the 40th Anniversary Tube Screamer and Collaboration With Vemuram

January 24, 2019
Each component in the TSV808 was carefully selected by the engineers from both companies, including the customized parts and a quad layered PCB used in the Jan Ray.
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Ibanez Announces 2019 Lineup

January 4, 2019
The new arrivals include the Axiom Series, signature basses from Gary Willis and Adam Nitti, and Altstar acoustics.
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Rig Rundown: Tera Melos’ Nick Reinhart

January 2, 2019
The Willy Wonka of guitar uses a forgotten Squier, a long-lusted-after Jazzmaster, and a heap of misfit and boutique stomps to warp the instrument into the 21st century.
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Behemoth’s Adam “Nergal” Darski: Shades of Black

December 6, 2018
The influential extreme-metal frontman on I Loved You at Your Darkest and why flouting the genre’s mores is essential to its survival.
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Ibanez TCB1006 Review

July 30, 2018
It’s not for the timid or small-handed, but Thundercat’s signature 6-string bass offers a reward in tonal currency equal to its size.
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Rig Rundown: Stone Sour

May 30, 2018
Guitarists Josh Rand and Christian Martucci, as well as bassist Johny Chow, provide the dirt on how a revamped lineup of axes (with passive pickups), no bass amps, and a fresh pile of pedals have reenergized the band’s hard-rock sound.
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Ibanez Launches the Nu Tube Screamer

January 12, 2018
The very first compact guitar effect pedals to incorporate a Nutube directly into its circuitry.
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Rig Rundown: Periphery [2017]

December 27, 2017
Behind-the-scenes details on the three-headed guitar monster's updated signature axes (and pickups), and their unusual reliance on a blend of 20th- and 21st-century amp technology.
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Joe Satriani: “Don’t Even Think About It!”

December 21, 2017
The 6-string giant talks inspiration, stage fright, the joy of reverb, Hendrix, guitars (of course!), practicing, his new album What Happens Next—and the Knights Who Say “Ni.”
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Rig Rundown: Animals as Leaders [2017]

December 20, 2017
Investigate how progressive rockers Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes weave emotive jams with 16 strings, both tube heads and digital amp modelers, and a stockpile of stomps.
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Ibanez and Thundercat Launch the TCB1006 6-String Bass

November 29, 2017
The 6-string model features EMG 45HZ pickups, Graphtech Ghost piezo system, Acousti-Phonic, and a Hexpander preamp.
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Rig Rundown: Chon

October 4, 2017
The chill, mostly instrumental rockers breeze through a tonal equation that includes Ibanez guitars, Matchless combos, and a bunch of pedals.
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