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Listen to the May 2020 PG Spotify Playlist

April 22, 2020
This month's playlist includes Eric Johnson, Anna Calvi, Opeth, Josh Smith, Kvelertak, and more.
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Abernethy Sonic Empress homepage

Comfort Is King in This ’60s-Inspired Offset That’s Full of Surprises

April 20, 2020
Mutant forces converge in a super-playable solidbody. The PG Abernethy Sonic Empress review.
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Klon vs. Klone: 5 Affordable Stomps Go Head to Head with a Gold Original

April 17, 2020
Hear how close the EHX Soul Food, J. Rockett Archer, NUX Horseman, Wampler Tumnus, and Way Huge Conspiracy Theory come to nailing the tone of a legend.
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May2020 - Bass Bench 3D Printing - homepage

Going Against the Grain in Bass Building

April 16, 2020
Wood will always be king for bass and guitar construction, and for good reason, but who really knows what’s next?
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No-Brainer Mods DIY - homepage

No-Brainer Mods 2020

April 14, 2020
Three bold projects for DIY-ers tired of the tame.
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May 2020 Tone Tips - homepage

What Do James Hetfield and Waddy Wachtel Have in Common?

April 14, 2020
If you’re looking to step up your all-important groove-and-time game, start with some strategic rhythm development.
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1967 Tokai Humming Bird 230S—with Onboard Fuzz

April 13, 2020
Mosrite aesthetics, Japanese flair, and a circuit reminiscent of the Electro-Harmonix Linear Power Booster.
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Dressing Up Your Pedalboard homepage

10 Add-Ons to Spruce Up Your Pedalboard

April 10, 2020
From risers to LED tamers, footswitch covers, junction boxes, light systems, and more.
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Eric Johnson homepage

Eric Johnson on Breaking Patterns to Play with More Freedom

April 9, 2020
On the road during his EJ Vol. II tour, the guitar giant talks about the rewards of varying technique, acoustic versus electric playing, balancing spontaneity and perfectionism, why he chose the pickups for his new “Virginia” signature Strat, and owning the first guitar he ever heard.
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Wren and Cuff Garbage Face - homepage

Melt Faces with a Muff-y Machine Made for Mascis

April 9, 2020
Ram’s Head-style circuit meets germanium treble booster in a stomp built to deliver Dinosaur Jr.’s wall of sound: The PG Wren and Cuff Garbage Face review.
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Hartke LX850 homepage

Hartke LX8500: The Premier Guitar Review

April 7, 2020
With a highly maneuverable class-A tube preamp, 800 watts, a built-in handle, and a featherweight 8 1/2 pounds, this amp was born to rumble and travel.
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Orange Crush Acoustic homepage

Orange Crush Acoustic 30: The Premier Guitar Review

April 5, 2020
The British amp manufacturer’s first acoustic combo is smart and small, with plenty of juice.
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Dunable Yeti Bass homepage

Release the Yeti!

April 3, 2020
A stylishly designed 4-string that offers unique looks, unique tones, and a uniquely pleasant playing experience. The PG Dunable Yeti review.
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Acoustic Soundboard May 2020 homepage

Do Bigger Strings Really Make for a Louder Acoustic Guitar?

April 2, 2020
Conventional wisdom says a heavier set of acoustic strings will make a guitar louder, but let’s not forget the other competing variables.
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ThorpyFx Heavy Water - homepage

One Boost Pedal to Rule Them All?

April 1, 2020
Yeah, it does “pristine,” but it also offers ferocious, incredibly touch-sensitive fuzz—minus the noise. The PG ThorpyFX Heavy Water review.
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Anna Calvi Live Telecaster - homepage

“Seeing Women Play Guitar Is—Annoyingly—Still Something of an Anomaly”

March 31, 2020
British powerhouse Anna Calvi—known for visceral guitar playing and operatic vocals—invites Courtney Barnett, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and others to help rework her 2018 battle-cry, Hunter, into the aptly titled new Hunted.
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Don’t Tell Me How to Music

March 31, 2020
Why you should give yourself permission to not care … or to care deeply about what nobody else cares about.
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Matt Wilson album - homepage

Album Spotlight: Matt Wilson & His Orchestra’s When I Was a Writer

March 29, 2020
The former Trip Shakespeare frontman sings about not being able to return, but he’s done just that with 12 new tunes.
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Cole Paradrive - homepage

This Overdrive Has an Identity Crisis—In a Good Way

March 27, 2020
A top-notch driver built around a powerful parametric EQ. The PG Cole Music Co. Paradrive review.
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