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September 2016

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Deep Blues: Born to Boogie

September 17, 2016
Thanks to John Lee Hooker, Billy Gibbons, and other heavyweights, the swinging style of barrelhouse pianists has become a cornerstone of rock and blues guitar. Here’s a look at the most essential boogie-woogie patterns and how to use them.
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Ouija Board Blues: Jimmy “Duck” Holmes

September 16, 2016
With his Epiphone Masterbilt, a Mississippi juke joint owner channels the ghosts of Skip James, Henry Stuckey, and other long-gone guitarists to carry an old, rare, haunting, and influential Delta sound into the present.
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Episode 6 - Guitar Teachers Who Go Above & Beyond

September 13, 2016
PG reader Dustin Wallace and special guest John Bohlinger pay homage to instructors who made a huge impact on their musical lives.
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Fretboard Workshop: Expanding Exercises

September 10, 2016
Exorcise your technical demons by converting simple motifs into finger-twisting workouts.
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Beyond Blues: Larry Carlton

September 3, 2016
The studio master walks a fine line between jazz, blues, and rock with ferocious chops and a unique view on improvisation.
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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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Schecter Diamond Series Michael Anthony Signature Bass Review

August 24, 2016
A new P-/J-style offering that delivers tones fit for the former Van Halen veteran.
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Practice Pals: A 5-Amp Review Roundup

August 23, 2016
PG examines a handful of very different but very portable and flexible amplifiers from Vox, Ibanez, Orange, Marshall, and Roland.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Measuring and Adjusting Your Guitar’s Action

August 23, 2016
Even if you don’t do setups yourself, knowing how to take key measurements of your guitar’s action will help you get the feel and playability you're looking for.
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Source Audio Nemesis Delay Review

August 22, 2016
A super-potent echo machine that’s easy to use at both the deepest and most basic levels of functionality.
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Staff Picks: Monster Bassists

August 22, 2016
We’ve discussed underrated guitarists, but what about those holding down the groove? Jazz virtuoso Rez Abbasi joins in the conversation.
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Peavey Classic 30 Review

August 19, 2016
A dependable road warrior gets a nice boost.
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Ask Amp Man: Taming a Marshall’s Extreme Treble

August 19, 2016
Here are a few easy ways to warm up a bright vintage Marshall head.
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Stian Westerhus: Daredevil Guitar

August 18, 2016
The Norwegian sonic wirewalker defies the conventions of tone, technique, and composition to create a unique aural universe.
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Tuning Up: Screw “5 Things Every Guitarist Should Do” Lists

August 18, 2016
PG chief editor Shawn Hammond on why guitar-playing listicles are bad-news bears that push his filthy-mouth buttons.
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EarthQuaker Devices Spatial Delivery Review

August 17, 2016
Thanks to its clever multi-mode switch, this auto-filter will have you creating exciting new sounds way faster than more complex filters.
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Controlled Bleeding: “The Perks of Being a Perv” Video Premiere

August 16, 2016
Hear two tracks from founder Paul Lemos’ guitar-centric new album, Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps.
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Tone Tips: Make Your Move

August 16, 2016
Location may be more important in music than it is in real estate.
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Eric Krasno: Leap of Faith

August 15, 2016
The Soulive and Lettuce guitarist-producer turns singer-songwriter and goes for the soul—plus rock, blues, jazz, and funk—on his new album, Blood from a Stone.
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Ashdown Rootmaster RM-500-EVO and RM-210T-EVO Review

August 15, 2016
Ashdown’s new 500-watt, 11-pound bass amp brings tweakability aplenty for less than 500 bucks.
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