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Eclectic Effecting 101: How to Use Stock Pedals to Unlock New Sounds

February 10, 2018
A hands-on guide to using chains of pedals to create enigmatic, spooky, and downright crazy sounds.
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NAMM 2018 Editors' Picks Livestream Day 1

January 25, 2018
The PG editors share their favorite finds from the first day of NAMM.
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Rig Rundown: Bully

January 10, 2018
Offset guitars, classic American amps, and gnarly fuzzes fuel these Nashvillians' indie jams.
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Quick Hit: MXR Booster Mini

December 28, 2017
Two types of boost in a tiny box mean big, colorful, and varied drive tones.
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Rig Rundown: Gogol Bordello’s Boris Pelekh

November 29, 2017
The ingredients for a gypsy-punk dance party are simple: a sturdy 6-string, a hearty tube amp, and a few essential tone shapers.
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Rig Rundown: Guns N' Roses

November 22, 2017
The gear of Slash, Duff McKagan, and Richard Fortus finally revealed.
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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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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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MXR Dyna Comp Mini Review

September 19, 2017
An elegant, economical comp classic made miniature.
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MXR M287 Sub Octave Bass Fuzz Review

September 7, 2017
The lethal combination of fuzz and an octaver comes to life through this powerful yellow box.
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SNAMM '17 - MXR | Way Huge Carbon Copy Deluxe, Doubleland Special & Jimi Hendrix Cry Baby Mini Demos

July 13, 2017
The San-Fran crew expands on a favorite delay, combines two boost circuits, builds a limited dual-OD, and miniaturizes a classic wah.
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Rig Rundown: Russian Circles [2017]

May 31, 2017
Guitarist Mike Sullivan chronicles the essential guitars, amps, and noisemakers he needs to construct the band’s instrumental post-rock sonic mayhem.
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MXR Phase 95 Review

March 24, 2017
Chewy-to-subtle phase effects abound in this flexible, compact new modulator.
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NAMM '17 - MXR Sub Octave Bass Fuzz Demo

February 9, 2017
Listen to how this two-in-one pedal combines a pair of fuzz circuits and some powerful EQ to create some nasty low-end thump.
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NAMM '17 - Way Huge | MXR Conquistador, Russian Pickle, Dyna Comp Mini & Il Diavolo Demos

January 19, 2017
The Jim Dunlop crew shows off two new fuzzes, a bite-sized compressor, and a versatile OD.
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MXR EP103 Echoplex Delay Review

January 16, 2017
MXR impressively approximates Maestro EP-3 tones and dynamics in a simple, compact stompbox.
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Quick Hit: MXR Custom Shop Shin-Juku Drive

December 22, 2016
Many personalities inhabit this Dumble-inspired drive machine.
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The Year in Gear 2016

November 28, 2016
Come with us, time travelers, as we revisit a year’s worth of axes, amps, stomps, basses, baritones, and other tools of our music-making trade—all deemed worthy of the Premier Gear Award.
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MXR Reverb Review

September 30, 2016
A compact digital reverb that delivers deep tones and shape-shifts with ease.
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Stranglehold: Kvelertak’s Maciek Ofstad and Bjarte Lund Rolland

August 25, 2016
The Norwegian guitarists reveal the strange pleasures of mangling modern metal.
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