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May 2017

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North Mississippi Allstars: “Run Red Rooster” Song Premiere

April 26, 2017
The brothers Dickinson return with a grinding blues ’n’ roll homage to their home turf’s tough sound, spiked by slicing slide guitar from Luther Dickinson and guest Kenny Brown.
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Quick Hit: TC Electronic Rusty Fuzz

April 24, 2017
A budget route to big silicon Fuzz Face-style flavors.
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Staff Picks: Life-Changing Albums

April 23, 2017
Todd Albright and PG editors name the defining albums that rocked our young, impressionable selves to the core.
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Tools for the Task: Mini Pedal Tuners

April 21, 2017
Keep your tuning on point with one of these 10 minis and carve out a little more space on your ’board at the same time.
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Universal Audio Apollo Twin MkII Review

April 20, 2017
Get the meaty deets on an interface whose latency is so absurdly low that it feels like playing through hardware.
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The Recording Guitarist: Big Bad Baritone

April 20, 2017
T’aint bass, t’aint guitar, ’tis versatile.
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Listen to the May 2017 PG Spotify Playlist

April 19, 2017
Listen to the latest tracks from Morrissey sideman Boz Boorer, Valerie June, Once Human’s Logan Mader and Max Karon, and Norman Blake—and the mighty hill-country legend R.L. Burnside.
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Speaker Geeks: Wiring Up a 4x12 Cab

April 19, 2017
When it comes to moving air, it’s hard to beat a 100-watt head driving a full stack. Here’s how to manage the series-parallel wiring at the heart of this classic configuration.
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DIY: How to Refinish Your Axe

April 18, 2017
StewMac tech guru Erick Coleman on how to give your instrument a sweet new look in five easy steps—sans fancy tools.
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Tuning Up: First-World Problems and 6-String Dreams

April 18, 2017
How to prevent a fortuitous existence from taking you down the path to musical tedium.
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Michael Kelly CC50 Deluxe Review

April 17, 2017
A classy-looking T-style that has tons of tones on tap.
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Bass Bench: Neck Joints, Science, and Sound Opinions

April 17, 2017
Analyzing instruments in the lab can yield intriguing data, but when it comes to real-world choices, your ears should have the final say.
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Quick Hit: Jonny Rock Gear Moby Depth Review

April 16, 2017
Montréal builder Jean-René Gosselin serves up a convincing spring reverb emulator with some intriguing twists.
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Once Human’s Logan Mader and Max Karon

April 14, 2017
Two-thirds of a triple-7-string lineup reveal their formula for sonic domination and how the band’s new album truly is an Evolution.
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Ask Amp Man: Troubleshooting an Epiphone Electar

April 14, 2017
Amp Man does a total resurrection of an old lap-steel amp riddled with puzzling dysfunction and mismatched tubes.
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Reverend Mike Watt Wattplower Review

April 13, 2017
A four-year artist and manufacturer collaboration results in a lean, mean, short-scale machine.
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Spaceman Titan II Review

April 13, 2017
A deviation from fuzztone convention brings explosive and inspiring results.
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Tone Tips: Ask Doctor Pete, Part 3

April 13, 2017
Our resident tone specialist takes on questions about reverb, metal-appropriate overdrives, and selecting a pedal-friendly tube amp.
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DIY: How to Set up Jazzmasters & Jaguars

April 12, 2017
Offset addict Michael Adams reveals setup secrets for making Fender’s ingenious, sorely misunderstood axes sing.
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State of the Stomp: Embrace Your Secret Love

April 11, 2017
Inspiration can be found in the most unlikely places, including those once spurned.
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