November 2018

December 2018

ARTICLES

Quick Hit: String Theory EFX KE/64 Overdrive Review

November 14, 2018
Raw and super rich—the KE/64 packs a punch that never overpowers.
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What Bohlinger Plays: Open String Triplet in G

November 13, 2018
Here’s how to play an impressive triplet-based run that combines ringing open strings with hybrid picking.
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Tone Tips: The Powerhouse Pedalboard

November 13, 2018
Our resident tone guru offers sound hardware solutions for your pedalboard, with versatility and ease front of mind.
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Fano JM4 Standard Review

November 12, 2018
Though it’s been kissed by a Thunderbird, this surprisingly versatile handbuilt 4-string has a vibe all its own.
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Last Call: The Appeal of Dweedly-Dweedly

November 12, 2018
Repetitive patterns are part of a guitarist’s vocabulary, but they don’t tell the full story.
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Quick Hit: Mackie FreePlay Live

November 11, 2018
Room-filling sound from a PA that doesn’t quite fill a backpack.
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Fishman Matrix Infinity Mic Blend Review

November 9, 2018
A dual-source setup is extra terrific on one of Fishman’s finest amplification pickup/preamp systems yet.
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Bass Bench: Oil, Shellac, Nitro, Polyester, and Urethane: What Gives?

November 9, 2018
Let’s put the marketing hype aside and look at the basic properties of instrument finishes.
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Matt Pike: Chug, Punch, and Sustain

November 8, 2018
The patient riffer of darkness reveals the sonics secrets—and head space—that drives his bands Sleep and High on Fire.
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State of the Stomp: In Defense of Version 2

November 8, 2018
Why pedal makers keep trying to build a better mousetrap.
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Wizard of Odd: The Enigmatic ’60s Lux

November 7, 2018
How I almost passed on a rare Italian beauty—and why I didn’t.
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Cory Wong: The Sound of Joy

November 6, 2018
Funky, fluent, and fun, the modern rhythm guitar star from Vulfpeck steps into the groove of his buoyant new solo album, The Optimist.
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Cusack Resound Review

November 6, 2018
Smart switching options and soaring sounds make this veteran pedal outfit's latest reverb stand apart.
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Vox Mini Superbeetle Review

November 5, 2018
Cute, compact, and dressed to kill, with a wealth of old-school Vox tones.
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Vintage Vault: 1964 Gibson Dove

November 5, 2018
A 6-string rare bird with a bright, distinctive chirp.
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Trash or Treasure: Eko Sparkle Top

November 4, 2018
Has a reader’s investment in a funky, vintage Italian solidbody been profitable, or will it need to cook longer?
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Quick Hit: Gervana Ji Wei Distortion

November 2, 2018
Five EQ bands and footswitchable mid-scoop boost converge in a stomp inspired by high-gain Mesas.
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Mod Garage: The Sound of Silence—Revised and Expanded

November 2, 2018
We’ll show you how to get 15 switchable sounds from a pair of 4-conductor humbuckers, courtesy of an avid PG reader.
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Mudhoney’s Mark Arm & Steve Turner: Not Doing It for the “Likes”

November 1, 2018
The Seattle garage-rock legends accept our apology for the 30-year snub from guitar media, and discuss Digital Garbage—their 10th LP since helping to launch Sub Pop records.
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Tuning Up: The (Half-Facetious) Secret to Staying Young … -ish

November 1, 2018
How to rewire our inborn tendencies toward musical myopia.
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