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February 2018

ARTICLES

Dhani Harrison’s Big Score

January 16, 2018
What does a Beatle’s son do after composing for movies and TV, performing and recording with rock ’n’ roll royalty, and honoring his father George Harrison’s legacy? He makes a solo album: the guitar-fueled, sonically expansive In Parallel.
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Felix Martin: Double Trouble

January 12, 2018
This Berklee-educated, Venezuelan-born guitarist with a unique tapping technique plays self-designed 16-string instruments that are two guitars in one.
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Staff Picks: Delay or Reverb?

January 12, 2018
Big Head Todd and PG editors share their favorite method for spacing out.
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Song Premiere: Michael Landau’s “One Tear Away”

January 11, 2018
A session legend who's played on classics by Joni Mitchell, Miles Davis, Michael Jackson, and Pink Floyd shares a track from his new album, Rock Bottom.
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Road Dog: Second-Hand Stories

January 10, 2018
PG senior editor Ted Drozdowski reminisces about encounters with fabled players, including stories about and from Metallica, R.L. Burnside, Scorpions, Roy Buchanan, and ... the ghost of Jimi Hendrix?
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Tuning Up: My Rigs by Decade

January 9, 2018
Inspired by our recent “Quintessential Rock Rigs by Decade” feature, PG’s head honcho reminisces about the rigs that epitomize his guitar-playing years.
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Boss MD-500 Review

January 8, 2018
Classic Boss stompbox effects in a progressive package.
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The Recording Guitarist: DIY Mastering Tools

January 8, 2018
We can’t always afford professional mastering for our music. So let’s make the most of the tools we have.
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Quick Hit: Vox Adio Air BS

January 7, 2018
A compact and suave bass amp with a Vox full of useful goods inside.
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The Environmentally Conscious Guitarist

January 5, 2018
Sorry Kermit, it is easy being green. From recycling and repurposing old gear, to the larger movement for harvesting sustainable woods, we explore ways players can soften their impact on the natural world.
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Tools for the Task: ABY Boxes

January 5, 2018
Open up a world of routing options by getting to know the ABCs of ABYs.
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G&L Doheny Review

January 4, 2018
Leo's other company finally enters the offset realm with a forward-looking and unique-sounding evolution of the form.
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Ask Amp Man: Positively Negative Feedback

January 4, 2018
Wanna shake up an old Fender? Try modding the negative feedback loop.
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Quick Hit: SoundBrut DrVa

January 3, 2018
A Swedish outfit’s debut op-amp drive and “Varitone”-style MOSFET boost serves up a refreshing array of lush-to-sick sounds.
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Pat Martino: A Beautiful Mind

January 2, 2018
Jazz guitar’s resident shaman pulls back the curtain on his latest album, Formidable, and his complicated—yet inspiring—relationship with his instrument.
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State of the Stomp: How’d You Hear About Them?

January 2, 2018
If net neutrality dies, will small businesses—like pedal makers—survive?
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ValveTrain Thunder/Train Review

January 1, 2018
A Supro Thunderbolt-inspired design that adds versatility to a classic tone recipe.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Zero Sum Meets Boutique Building

December 31, 2017
The number of guitar makers these days is inspiring, but how long the market can sustain the ever-more-crowded pond of craftsmen is anybody’s guess.
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EarthQuaker Devices Data Corrupter Review

December 29, 2017
Monophonic guitar synth? Pitch-tracking octaver? Noise box from Hell?
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Quick Hit: MXR Booster Mini

December 28, 2017
Two types of boost in a tiny box mean big, colorful, and varied drive tones.
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