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September 2015

ARTICLES

Fretboard Workshop: Major Blues with Minor Moves

August 15, 2015
Master some essential ideas and learn how to move from minor to major with a few easy tricks.
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AJ Ghent’s Stand-Up Steel

August 13, 2015
From sanctified beginnings to high-energy secular soul, this steel guitarist forged his own way.
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Quick Hit: JGS T3 Africaster Review

August 13, 2015
An exotic-wood T-style with a bevy of nice tones courtesy of Kent Armstrong pickups.
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Axes & Artifacts: '55 Fender Stratocaster and '59 Deluxe

August 11, 2015
In our second installment, Gruhn Guitars’ Greg Voros shows and tells us about two rare ’50s Fenders—a tweed Deluxe and a Strat with Bakelite parts—while PG’s John Bohlinger mesmerizes us with stellar playing on these fascinating pieces.
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Electro-Harmonix Bad Stone Review

August 11, 2015
The resurrected classic is a bag of unexpected phase treats at a cool price.
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Staff Picks: Get in the Spirit

August 10, 2015
What craft beverage would you make, and with who? Nick Reinhart of Tera Melos joins us in dreaming up cold ones to go with our favorite guitar riffs.
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Acoustic Soundboard: The Intersection of Creativity and Technology

August 10, 2015
It’s good to recognize your own biases—and to challenge them sometimes.
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Quick Hit: Hungry Robot Starlite

August 9, 2015
Atmospheric modulated reverb with a twist: tap tempo!
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Future Rock: Speeding Down the Modal Interchange Highway

August 8, 2015
Life’s too short for boring progressions—or boring solos.
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Tools for the Task: Multi-Guitar Stands

August 7, 2015
Ten top-notch cradles for your guitar and bass collection.
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Tronographic Boxidizer Review

August 6, 2015
Tronographic's preamp sounds beautiful and ferocious.
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METZ: Alex Edkins’ Relentless Aggression

August 6, 2015
Punk mayhem with jagged riffs, jarring rhythms, and a vintage Jazzmaster.
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What Bohlinger Plays: Easy, Jazz-ish Passing Chords

August 5, 2015
In this installment, he shows you how to insert sophisticated-sounding chord splashes into arrangements without studying for years on end to be a bona fide jazz guru.
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Brent Paschke: Pharrell’s Fretman

August 5, 2015
The in-demand session and touring guitarist reveals what it takes to play for chart-topping artists.
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Laney Nexus Studio Live Head & Cabs Review

August 4, 2015
A tasty new bass rig from Laney that aims to please equally onstage or in the studio.
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Tone Tips: Speakers—The Final Frontier

August 4, 2015
Don’t forget the importance of your drivers.
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Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan: If It Ain’t Broke ...

August 3, 2015
The dream-fuzz wizard explains why he still plays the first guitar and amp he bought as a kid.
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XITS 10 Amplifier Review

August 3, 2015
A 17-watt EL84 box full of bass and brightness.
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Tuning Up: Damn Right, I’ve Got a Chip on My Shoulder!

August 2, 2015
PG chief Shawn Hammond pauses to take stock of his most jarring Summer NAMM encounter.
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Mark Tremonti: Double Time

July 31, 2015
The prolific guitarist discusses working with Wolfgang Van Halen on his upcoming releases Cauterize and Dust.
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