April 2019

Vox

ARTICLES

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: Hozier

April 10, 2019
On the heels of his No. 1 album, Wasteland, Baby!, Irishman Andrew Hozier-Byrne reveals his connection with “alive” hollowbodies—including gas cans—that torch his moody, soulful blend of rock and blues.
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Rig Rundown: The Struts

February 20, 2019
One of the U.K.’s most buzzed-about rock bands shares the stories behind gear with two settings—loud and louder.
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NAMM '19 - Vox Amplification VX50GTV & VX15 GT Demos

January 27, 2019
The venerated U.K. amp brand saves backs and wallets with two incredibly light modeling combos.
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Vox Unveils the VX50 GTV and VX15 GT

January 15, 2019
Included in these new VX amplifiers is a life-like recreation of the classic AC30, as well as a variety of boutique amp models.
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Top 10 First Looks of 2018

December 31, 2018
You voted with your clicks! Here are PG's most-watched gear-demo videos of the year.
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Fifty Years of Filth: The Story of the Mighty Tone Bender Fuzz

December 13, 2018
Zeppelin and Yardbirds recordings made it legendary, but the famous stompbox’s many iterations can be head-spinning. Here’s how to make sense of it all—and how to shop for one of the many clones.
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Vox Mini Superbeetle Review

November 5, 2018
Cute, compact, and dressed to kill, with a wealth of old-school Vox tones.
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Rig Rundown: Minus the Bear [2018]

October 24, 2018
Before the storied math-rock outfit rides off into the sunset, Jake Snider, bassist Cory Murchy, and looper-extraordinaire Dave Knudson give us one last glimpse at how they build their fascinating, IDM-inspired textures.
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Rig Rundown: Lindsay Ell

August 15, 2018
The rising country star reveals which legendary picker recently built her a "Mary Kaye" Strat clone, as well as why she started painting guitars.
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Tools for the Task: Looper Pedals

August 3, 2018
Ten options for your pedalboard that will have you repeating yourself in no time.
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Rig Rundown: U2's The Edge

July 18, 2018
Strats, Explorers, Les Pauls, AC30s, and a healthy amount of delay help form some of the most iconic tones ever recorded. Famed tech Dallas Schoo walks us through the ins and outs of The Edge’s expansive setup.
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All the World’s a Gain Stage

July 16, 2018
A beginner’s guide to what makes tube amps growl, bark, and purr—from preamp tubes to output transformers and every cathode in between.
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SNAMM '18 - Vox Mini Superbeetle & AC30S1 Demos

June 29, 2018
Check out the classic EL84 combo packaged in a fresh 1x12 format, and a miniaturized take on a classic setup rocking 'verb and trem.
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GALLERY: Summer NAMM 2018 Day 1

June 28, 2018
Check out the latest gear from Vox, Gretsch, Dunlop, Trickfish, and more!
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First Look: Vox AC30S1

June 27, 2018
Check out John Bohlinger throw a handful of guitars loaded with various pickups at the new EL84 combo with a single Celestion speaker and revamped digital reverb.
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Lords of the Springs

May 10, 2018
Vintage-gear guru Tony Miln scours the outlands of outboard effects for 20 spring reverbs that promise ultimate ambient power.
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Stone Temple Pilots’ Dean and Robert DeLeo

April 26, 2018
These lions of rock navigate the new Stone Temple Pilots album in the studio and onstage with carefully chosen guitars and basses, honed studio craft, and a new songwriting partner in vocalist Jeff Gutt.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Vox-Style Teardrop

April 26, 2018
A guitarist channels the musical mojo of his late bandmate with this Brian Jones-inspired axe.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Vox Phantom XII

January 19, 2018
A PG fan refurbishes a prized but climate-damaged 12-string he’s owned for more than 50 years.
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