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February 2015

ARTICLES

Ville Leppänen: Finnish Lines

February 5, 2015
Americana slide and steel—as viewed from Helsinki.
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FlexWaves EQ7 Review

January 15, 2015
A quiet, programmable EQ to expand your tone-shaping power.
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Tim Sparks: The Journey Back Home

January 13, 2015
Fingerstyle wizard and world traveler Tim Sparks merges his North Carolina roots with the many indigenous sounds he has explored throughout his career.
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'Nathan East: For the Record' Movie Review

January 12, 2015
A behind-the-scenes look at the low-end legend's career and the making of his latest solo album.
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Quick Hit: Shredneck Z-Series

January 12, 2015
A wee bass with plenty of thump designed for easy travel.
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Schecter PT Fastback II B Review

January 11, 2015
This affordable T-style boasts impressive extras and extraordinary build quality.
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10 Things We Learned from Maroon 5’s James Valentine

January 9, 2015
The chart-topping lead guitarist opens up about singing in front of Beatles, failing at guitar design, and why he suffers from G.A.S. just like you.
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Kleissonic Tremulant Review

January 8, 2015
Uncommonly dynamic tremolo delivers intense and deeply psychedelic shades of throb.
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What Bohlinger Plays: Van Halen-ish Hillbilly Licks

January 7, 2015
The PG review-demo master and regular Rig Rundown host shows you the power of open strings in a backwoods variation of Van Halen-style riffs.
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Ask Amp Man: Tube Savvy 101

January 6, 2015
If you play through a tube amp, here’s some upkeep knowledge to help in the quest of great tone.
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Tuning Up: 2 + 2 = 5 (or “The Formula to Avoid Being Formulaic”)

January 5, 2015
PG’s chief editor theorizes a wacky equation that puts a happy face on Orwell’s math.
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Tone Tips: Put Yourself Out There

January 4, 2015
Who says playing air guitar can’t lead to a career as a professional musician?
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Tools for the Task: Recording Interfaces

January 2, 2015
Svelte and user-friendly interfaces that make digital recording a snap.
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Bass Bench: DIY Fretless Conversion

January 2, 2015
Here’s what you need to know about going fretless.
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Dunlop CM95 Clyde McCoy Wah Review

January 1, 2015
Dunlop’s reinterpretation of a classic delivers deep, delicious vintage wah tones.
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The Recording Guitarist: Are You Ready for Your Close-Up—and Should You Be?

January 1, 2015
You’ve spent thousands of hours perfecting your ultimate tone. Now forget about it.
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Best Albums of 2014

December 31, 2014
PG’s music-loving staffers reveal their favorite records of the past year.
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Andy Wood: Un-Chicken Pickin’

December 30, 2014
This Nashville shredder boldly blends bluegrass and fusion.
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Yamaha LL16D ARE Review

December 30, 2014
A budget-conscious solid-wood dreadnought seasoned to sound older and experienced.
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ValveTrain Brandywine Review

December 29, 2014
Inspired by vintage American studio bass amps, the Brandywine packs enough punch to get you tone-drunk.
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