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December 2018

ARTICLES

Listen to the December 2018 PG Spotify Playlist

November 21, 2018
We’ve got tracks by heavyweights like former Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello, garage-rock icons Mark Arm and Steve Turner from Mudhoney, and Sleep and High on Fire frontman Matt Pike.
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The Year in Gear 2018

November 20, 2018
Step inside Premier Guitar’s magical, miraculous time machine and revisit the gear that stood head and shoulders above the rest as Premier Gear Award winners in 2018.
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Fractal Audio Systems Axe-Fx III Review

November 20, 2018
Vast libraries of IRs and amp and effect models, as well as improvements in interface, memory, and connectivity, make the III tough to beat.
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Quick Hit: Rectifier Effects Maniac Fuzz Review

November 19, 2018
An affordable fuzz that offers silicon-powered growl.
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Roy Clark: 1933–2018

November 16, 2018
The legendary guitarist reached the world through television, but touched his fans’ hearts through a mix of virtuosity and humor.
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Tools for the Task: Tele-Style Bridges

November 16, 2018
Options abound for Tele-style bridges, but here are 10 to get you thinking about what a swap could do for your guitar.
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Acoustic B100C Review

November 16, 2018
Best known in the ’70s for their big bass stacks on big stages, Acoustic shows they can play small ball, too.
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Question and Obsession: Main Stage

November 15, 2018
Anderson East and PG editors discuss the coolest places to see live music.
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Signal to Noise: Glass Inside—Handle with Care?

November 15, 2018
Let’s debunk some myths about tube reliability.
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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 Review

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 drive 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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