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October 2015

ARTICLES

Reader Guitar of the Month: Jackson Explorer

October 9, 2015
Check out a custom Jackson Explorer that was modded with medical equipment parts.
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Celestial Effects Aries Beast Distortion Review

October 2, 2015
This orange wedge features aggressive, amp-style gain in an interactive, highly tweakable stomp.
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Eden CaliforniWAH Review

October 1, 2015
A modern take on the magnificent Mu-Tron III—and a fast way to get funked up.
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Boss SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer Review

September 30, 2015
An impressively editable, intuitive, and organic-sounding digital synth that clears the path to creativity.
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Gallery: Riot Fest 2015

September 29, 2015
Chicago’s other 3-day festival hosts an eclectic group of artists that span all of pop music.
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SviSound Ge Auto Wah Review

September 29, 2015
This germanium-driven auto wah delivers uncommon sensitivity and soft filtering effects.
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Epigaze Audio Monoceros 838 Echo Review

September 28, 2015
This digital delay makes mind-warping self-oscillation a snap.
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Beyond Blues: Texas Rhythm 101

September 26, 2015
A quick look at the essential elements of this slammin’ Lone Star sound.
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Red Panda Lab Raster Delay Review

September 25, 2015
A digital delay with a wealth of pitch-shifting textures.
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Stomp Under Foot Sonic Warfare Review

September 24, 2015
This stupidly simple silicon fuzz delivers punky grind and singing lead tones.
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What Bohlinger Plays: Hybrid-Picking Double-Stop Chromaticism

September 23, 2015
In this installment, the Lee Brice sideman pairs sophisticated-sounding chromatic-scale moves with a hybrid-picking technique you can easily move around the fretboard for a unique sound in a variety of styles and keys.
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EC Superswitcher II Review

September 23, 2015
EC’s compact pedal switcher is stacked with routing possibilities at a fair price.
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Keeley DynaTrem Review

September 22, 2015
Oklahoma-based stomp veteran Robert Keeley puts Magnatone-style and dynamics-tracking capabilities into a tremolo box quite unlike any other.
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Guild M-140E Review

September 21, 2015
This concert-sized flattop offers all-solid construction, slick playability, and quality electronics in a more affordable package.
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Asher GT-3 Review

September 20, 2015
This boutique single-cut’s deceptively simple recipe yields tones that are equal parts Teisco, Tele, Strat, and even Gibson.
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Tuning Up: The System vs. the Dignity of the Soul

September 18, 2015
Splattered eggs, “Norwegian Wood,” and sexy vigilante assassins—what the hell is PG’s Shawn Hammond on about this time?
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Korg SDD-3000 Programmable Digital Delay Review

September 18, 2015
The rack delay The Edge made famous reimagined as a versatile stompbox.
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Moog MF Chorus Review

September 17, 2015
The all-analog chorus is a feast of rich modulation sounds.
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Staff Picks: My First Pedal

September 16, 2015
Jennifer Batten joins the PG staff in discussing the first time we ever stomped in the name of guitar.
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Kristofer Steen: Reunited, Relevant—Refused

September 15, 2015
The Swedish hardcore quartet’s longtime guitarist confronts—and conquers—the stigma of reuniting as the revered band’s latest LP makes them relevant once again.
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