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April 2017

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Hand Habits’ Meg Duffy: Guitar Poetry

March 28, 2017
An in-demand indie collaborator and her trusty Strat step into the spotlight with an artfully layered solo debut, Wildly Idle (Humble Before the Void).
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Tone Tips: The Two-Way Street of Endorsements

March 27, 2017
Pete Thorn answers readers' questions on the changing world of gear-sponsorship deals
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Quick Hit: Crazy Tube Circuits Planet B

March 26, 2017
An OD for bassists that takes tonal inspiration from a ’70s tube amp and lets you go supersonic at will.
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MXR Phase 95 Review

March 24, 2017
Chewy-to-subtle phase effects abound in this flexible, compact new modulator.
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Speaker Geeks: The Secret Life of Guitar Speakers

March 24, 2017
How speakers are housed, and whether they’re used alone or in multiples, has a major effect on their performance. Here are some basic principles to consider as you build your rig.
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Positive Grid BIAS Rack Review

March 23, 2017
We take a look at the ambitious, amp-matching power amp version of the popular iOS modeler.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Dream Double-Neck

March 23, 2017
It took this reader and part-time builder 13 years to complete his masterpiece.
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Axes & Artifacts - 1961 Gibson Byrdland and 1963 Fender Princeton

March 21, 2017
John Bohlinger checks out a super-rare Byrdland with a factory-installed Bigsby, as well as a pristine version of the classic 1x10 combo.
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De La Tierra’s Andreas Kisser

March 21, 2017
The Sepultura guitarist joins fellow South American rock power players to expand heavy metal’s sound on their sophomore album. His tools: a fleet of Jacksons, an EVH, Orange amps, and a wide-open playbook.
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Chuck Berry: 1926–2017

March 20, 2017
The immortal rock ’n’ roller transformed songwriting and guitar playing, and helped America bridge the racial divide.
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On Bass: Humanity, Schmutz, and Intentional Imperfection

March 20, 2017
Your bass tracks have been edited to perfection, but is any life left in them?
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Tools for the Task: Gold Foil Pickups

March 19, 2017
Curious about modern gold foil pickups? Start your investigation by checking out these 10 options.
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6 for Swapping: 8" Speaker Review Roundup

March 17, 2017
PG corrals a half-dozen of the market’s most compelling 8" replacement speakers, from budget delights to high-end heavyweights.
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Ask Amp Man: Reducing the Bass on a Fender DeVille

March 17, 2017
How to use a pedal or mod to put a 2x12’s big bottom on a diet.
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Martin D-16E Review

March 16, 2017
New twists on Martin tradition deliver sonorous, stylish dividends.
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Staff Picks: More Please!

March 16, 2017
PG editors and blues slinger Samantha Fish discuss the guitarists we want to hear from this year.
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Michael Chapman: Humble, Schooled, and Fearless on '50'

March 15, 2017
The English acoustic legend has written songs, collaborated with Mick Ronson and Thurston Moore, and straddled folk, feedback, and New Age for a half-century.
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Phil Jones Bass Session 77 Review

March 14, 2017
A pair of 7" ferrite drivers helps a wallet-friendly 100-watt bass combo deliver the goods.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Impactful New Regulations for Tonewoods

March 14, 2017
New and expansive restrictions on the international shipping of endangered woods will be felt by guitar manufacturers, retailers, and players.
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Ty Segall and Emmett Kelly: No-Filter Frenzy

March 13, 2017
How the 6-string tag team grabbed vintage gear, turned up the fuzz, and threw down with Steve Albini to make Segall’s first live-on-the-floor album.
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