November 2019

November 2019

ARTICLES

Breath of Something Big: Jersey Girl Homemade Guitars

October 18, 2019
Luthier Kaz Goto on the astonishing guitars, pedals, and straps crafted in his countryside shop in Hokkaido, Japan.
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Tools for the Task: Humbuckers for the Heavy

October 18, 2019
Inject your guitar with newfound fury by dropping in a new humbucker or two.
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Mojotone BlackOut Review

October 17, 2019
A killer handwired tweed-style amp for under a grand.
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Last Call: Following Van Halen on a Quest for Power Control

October 17, 2019
Early on, Eddie discovered Variacs allowed him to adjust the electrical voltage output to his amps. Here’s a way to do it if you’re on a budget.
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Listen to the November 2019 PG Spotify Playlist

October 16, 2019
Dig into new jams from Kim Gordon, Opeth, Lillie Mae, Lightning Bolt, and more!
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Quick Hit: Cort G290 FAT Review

October 16, 2019
A reasonably priced mix of timeless features and modern appointments.
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Harmony Silhouette Review

October 15, 2019
High-quality construction and versatile mini-humbuckers help a pawnshop fixture evolve into a mid-price top-performer.
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Lightning Bolt’s Brian Gibson Blows Sh#t Up!

October 15, 2019
The feral 5-string player sets his duo’s mosh pit- and mayhem-stoked performances—and boundary-defying new album, Sonic Citadel—aflame.
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Acoustic Soundboard: The Round-Shouldered Dreadnought Revival

October 14, 2019
This body shape didn’t go extinct, but it came darn close.
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Album Spotlight: Lloyd Thayer’s ‘North Star’

October 11, 2019
A graceful, crowning solo statement from a master of acoustic slide.
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Bass Bench: Give Me a Break!

October 11, 2019
How the angle of your strings between nut and tuner affects tuning stability, tone, and playability.
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Kim Gordon: Kool Thing

October 10, 2019
The Sonic Youth icon treads new ground with her first solo album—the “accidentally” created No Home Record.
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Tuning Up: Are We Doomed to Be “Inbred” Bores?

October 9, 2019
CAUTION: 24/7-guitar-nerd mentality can spectacularly backfire.
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How Mikael Åkerfeldt Made Opeth’s New Album: “Big, Pompous, and Epic”

October 8, 2019
The outspoken frontman pushes the muse—moving his band’s sound beyond metal by blending vintage and cutting-edge instruments and sounds on their 13th studio album, In Cauda Venenum.
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Gibson Les Paul Junior Tribute Doublecut Bass Review

October 8, 2019
A salute to the EB-0 checks in with a low street price and high-flying sounds.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Jump Start

October 7, 2019
Recharging your creative battery can be a simple affair.
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Love and Sockets: The Dharma of Producer Dave Cobb’s Dumble Ultra-Phonix

October 6, 2019
A much-recorded, highly coveted amp that speaks the language of legendary tone.
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Mod Garage: Inside Yamaha’s Dry Switch

October 4, 2019
Passive bass-cut switches have been around since the late ’50s—maybe even longer. Here’s a new twist on a classic theme.
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Vintage Vault: 1956 Gibson Les Paul

October 3, 2019
Do you dream of ’50s goldtops? You’re not alone.
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Supro Silverwood Review

October 3, 2019
Hey, 1960 called. They want their guitar back.
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