November 2020

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Rig Rundown: Angie Swan

October 21, 2020
David Byrne’s 6-string counterpart discusses the tonal, aesthetic, and production particulars influencing her gear for Byrne's HBO and American Utopia Broadway shows.
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Rig Rundown: Deep Sea Diver's Jessica Dobson

October 14, 2020
“Strangled cat" and "glassy Jonny Greenwood” are just two attitudes the former Beck and Shins sidewoman engages in her band’s adventurous indie-rock.
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Rig Rundown: Brother Hawk

August 5, 2020
Graduating beyond his hardcore roots, guitarist/vocalist JB Brisendine marries the sting of Neil Young’s “Old Black” with searing and spacey Southern-rock grooves.
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Rig Rundown: Elder

April 29, 2020
Swooshing Pink Floyd vibes, kerranging Sleep chugs, and mutating mellow Motorpsycho tones symbiotically swirl in this guitar duo’s growing setups.
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10 "Wide Range"-Style Pickups for Plebs

March 6, 2020
Fender's hallowed vintage humbucker with CuNiFe-magnet pole pieces boasts one-of-a-kind tones. Problem is, it costs $500+ per pickup on the used market.
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Cole Clark Little Lady 2 with Humbucker Demo | NAMM 2020

January 17, 2020
Genuine acoustic and magnetic-pickup plugged-in tones, at the same time? You bet.
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Eastman Romeo

Destroyer of Import Semi-Hollowbody Stereotypes?

January 3, 2020
This exquisitely upscale and original 6-string smashes preconceptions with its super-flexible tones. The PG Eastman Romeo review.
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Rig Rundown: Sleep

July 24, 2019
The sultan of sludge illustrates that his first band is a shuttle for sonic exploration launching into orbit on the backs of triple-humbucker guitars, a sierra of Oranges, and two boards the size of Cape Canaveral.
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Rig Rundown: Liz Cooper & the Stampede

April 24, 2019
The dreamy, psychedelic-folk rocker explains how a salvaged-spruce offset colored with gobs of vibe, chorus, and trem give her freewheeling, Dead-inspired journeys constant movement and flow.
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Rig Rundown: Jerry Douglas

March 6, 2019
A deep studio dive with one of the most recorded resonator players ever.
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Lollar Announces Release of '70s J-Bass Pickup Set

January 9, 2019
The famed pickup designer created a model that uses flat pole Alnico 5 magnets with coils wound to match the tonality and balance of the original.
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Eastman T64/v Review

November 30, 2018
Vintage thinline sounds abound in an impressively relic’d and smooth-playing hollowbody.
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Tools for the Task: P-90 Pickups

July 13, 2018
Who doesn’t love the crisp and clear sound (or raw raunch) from a P-90-packed guitar?
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Lollar Announces Release of dB Humbucker Pickup

January 9, 2018
The humbucker sports a double-blade design and offers up aggressive electric guitar tones.
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Grez Guitars Mendocino Review

November 17, 2017
God-like gold-foil tones from a boutique beauty.
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Gear of the Year 2017

November 7, 2017
Another year, another dazzling parade of pedals, guitars, amps, modelers, and accessories that made our noggins spin.
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Tools for the Task: Filter’Tron-style Pickups

October 8, 2017
Ten modern-day pickups aimed at delivering the classic Filter’Tron sound.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Go Big or Go Home

October 5, 2017
A Texas engineer made his dream Strat-style guitar from scratch—and he didn’t take the easy route.
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Lollar Pickups Releases Traditional-Mount Lollartrons

June 6, 2017
The pickups are available in two flavors: Vintage and Mod.
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Tools for the Task: Gold Foil Pickups

March 19, 2017
Curious about modern gold foil pickups? Start your investigation by checking out these 10 options.
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