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June 2017

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Gallery: Bonnaroo 2017—U2’s Epic First U.S. Festival Headline Performance

June 22, 2017
The Edge’s guitar playing blew our brains out. Besides that, here’s a glimpse of who played what on the farm, including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Royal Blood, Kaleo, Umphrey’s McGee, and others in between.
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Digging Deeper: The Rolling Stones’ 'Sticky Fingers'

June 10, 2017
This 1971 masterpiece combined soul, folk, and straight-up rock into a musical mix that has influenced generations. Let’s dive into some of its seminal sounds and techniques.
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Minus the Bear: Dave Knudson & Jake Snider's "Stabby" Ear Candy

June 2, 2017
Inspired by new producer Sam Bell (Bloc Party, Wombats), MTB’s guitar duo explores new sounds and techniques on the band’s tap- and loop-heavy new album, VOIDS.
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Andy Summers: Not Another “Classic Bozo Interview”

May 30, 2017
The Police’s slightly cranky guitar shaman dodges gear questions before expounding on the looping strategies and anything-goes approach on his new solo album, Triboluminescence.
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Listen to the June 2017 PG Spotify Playlist

May 23, 2017
Listen to the latest tracks from John 5, Pallbearer, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, and Robyn Hitchcock.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Gilded Tobacco Burst Les Paul

May 21, 2017
An artist uses his college training to design an LP-style axe wrapped in stunning gold leaf.
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Quick Hit: TWA Hot Saké

May 19, 2017
Forget Klon clones—this handbuilt stomp serves up an intoxicating variety of drive and dirt with uncommon EQ flexibility.
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On Bass: Deconstructing a Hybrid Rumble

May 19, 2017
Victor Brodén takes a close look at bassist Ethan Farmer’s right-hand approach, which blends techniques that can noticeably juice up the low end’s sonic space.
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Ibanez SRH505F Review

May 18, 2017
This piezo-loaded fretless from Ibanez dishes out the mwah alongside its tasty semi-acoustic flavor.
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Tone Tips: The Company You Keep

May 18, 2017
No worn-out clichés about the power of networking here—just some sound advice on landing your next better gig or helping a friend land his or hers.
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Tools for the Task: Expression Pedals

May 17, 2017
Stomp your way to controlling a brave new world of sound.
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Expression Pedal Basics: Take Control!

May 16, 2017
Get on the good foot and command a whole new sonic universe. Here are the how-tos and hacks you need to get started.
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Seymour Duncan PowerStage 170 Review

May 16, 2017
A versatile, powerful, and portable amplifier handles analog pedalboards and digital multi-effects with equal ease.
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Speaker Geeks: How a Speaker Cabinet Influences Your Tone

May 15, 2017
Where and how you install a speaker significantly affects its sound and performance.
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Staff Picks: Schooled

May 14, 2017
Young gun Quinn Sullivan and PG editors share their biggest epiphanies about playing guitar.
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Ask Amp Man: Limited Edition Ampeg SVT

May 12, 2017
A rare “Skunk Works” production amp is brought out of the woodwork and up to speed.
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Electro-Harmonix Blurst Review

May 12, 2017
This fun and multifaceted filter goes way beyond wah.
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The Recording Guitarist: Breaking Bits

May 11, 2017
This ugly effect can be a thing of beauty.
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Strymon Riverside Review

May 10, 2017
A hybrid JFET/DSP gain machine invites creative, unorthodox playing and defies preconceptions about digital distortion.
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Microtonal Madmen: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard’s Stu Mackenzie and Joey Walker

May 9, 2017
The Aussie guitarists reveal their strategies for keeping things weird with oddball guitars, twisted meters, and eccentric recording methods.
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