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Jam Delay Llame Extreme Analog Delay homepage

Ear-Twisting Textures Are the Cherry on Top of a Superb Analog Delay

May 22, 2020
The PG Jam Pedals Delay Llama Xtreme review.
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Spotify

Listen to the June 2020 PG Spotify Playlist

May 20, 2020
This month's jams include Code Orange, Sonny Landreth, Big Thief, Devon Gilfillian, and more!
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Vega Trem Floyd Rose Whammy Replacement Video homepage

A Floyd for Those Who’d Never Want a Floyd

May 15, 2020
Lovely feel, easy installation, and tuning stability unite in this stainless-steel performer. The PG Vega-Trem VT1 UltraTrem review.
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Sonny Landreth Slide Guitar Blacktop Run homepage

Sonny Landreth: "You Have to Have the Antenna Up"

May 14, 2020
The Louisiana slide legend finds inspiration in standard fretting and the whammy bar on Blacktop Run, an acoustic/electric mashup of roots styles and rad techniques.
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Acoustic

Why Plastic Bridges and Acoustic Guitars Don't Mix

May 14, 2020
Gibson has given many innovative gifts to the guitar universe, but this ’60s bridge wasn’t one of them.
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John Bohlingers Top 10 Rig Rundowns - homepage

Last Call: John Bohlinger’s Top 10 Rig Rundowns

May 11, 2020
PG’s Nashville correspondent shares his favorite moments behind the camera with some of the best guitar players in the world.
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ceramic speakers homepage

5 Ceramic 12" Speakers That Could Transform Your Amp

May 8, 2020
Don’t give up on your amp yet—a replacement speaker might be all it needs!
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June20-Bass Bench - homepage

Why Self-Awareness and Communication Are Key for Self-Taught Players and Luthiers

May 8, 2020
It’s worth reminding self-learners about the dangers of knowledge gaps and the resulting risk of failing to correctly connect the dots.
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Devon Gilfillian homepage

Devon Gilfillian Finds Light at the End of His Tunnels

May 7, 2020
Taking recording cues from hip-hop, psychedelia, and Afropop, the Nashville guitarist-songwriter uses his trusty 1987 Jaguar to kick depression and make his debut album, Black Hole Rainbow.
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June20 Reader Guitar of the Month - G&L - homepage

Reader Guitar of the Month: Two Sweet Rides

May 7, 2020
A Canadian guitarist has his dream G&L made to match his Harley.
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EPIPHONE  Joe Bonamassa 1960 Les Paul Standard “Norm Burst” - homepage

Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1960 Les Paul Standard “Norm Burst”: The Premier Guitar Review

May 1, 2020
Deliciously vintage details distinguish an affordable Les Paul that delivers authentically old-school performance, too.
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Code Orange Dominic and Reba homepage

Code Orange: Attack of the Sonic Cyborgs

April 30, 2020
The outrageous guitar assault of Reba Meyers and Dominic Landolina on the band’s new Underneath explosively combines the analog and the digital—yet honors the heavy throb of hardcore’s beating heart.
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June20 Tuning Up Andy Farewell - homepage

The Night Joe Pass Crashed My Gig

April 30, 2020
What coming full circle means to Andy Ellis.
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Gretsch Double Anniversary homepage

A Double-Trouble Guitar with a No-Worries Price

April 29, 2020
The 1965 Gretsch 6117 Double Anniversary makes the most of HiLo’Tron pickups and smooth playability.
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Xotic RC Bass Booster homepage

Five Knobs and the Truth

April 26, 2020
Fatter, punchier bass tone via a clean boost with two gain stages and precise 2-band EQ. The PG Xotic Bass RC Booster V2 review.
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Jerry Donahue Tele homepage2

Decoding Jerry Donahue’s 5-Way Telecaster Wiring

April 24, 2020
Over the course of his stellar career, the ace string bender and former Hellecaster has had several signature models, each wired to his unique specs. We’ll show you how to squeeze his sonic wizardry into your T-style guitar.
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Big Thief homepage

Big Thief’s Adventures in Alchemy

April 23, 2020
Berklee grads Adrianne Lenker and Buck Meek discuss their journey from starting out as a guitar duo, then forming a rock band, to making two highly acclaimed—and very different—albums last year.
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Chapman ML3 - homepage

Looks Like a Rock Machine, But Delivers Much, Much More

April 23, 2020
Flashy mid-priced solidbody covers the heavy sounds, country tones, and the acres in between. The PG Chapman ML3 Review.
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State of the Stomp - Power Supplies - homepage2

Got Noise Issues? It Could Be Your Pedalboard's Power Supply

April 22, 2020
All 9V blocks are not created equal. Here's what to look for to avoid hiss, hum, and crackle.
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