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Keeley Neutrino homepage

Keeley Neutrino: The Premier Guitar Review

August 6, 2020
The Oklahoma outfit's latest is an addicting auto-wah filled with useful features and wicked tones.
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Chinese Ohm Guitar homepage

Reader Guitar of the Month: "Hot Wonderful" Circuit-Board 6-String

August 3, 2020
A guitarist finds a shipping shortcut through Amazon and tries out a no-frills, peel-and-stick body customization.
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Hoyer 725 Wizard of Odd Video homepage

Dialing 9-1-1 for a Hoyer 725

August 2, 2020
Resuscitating a quirky, heavily damaged ’60s-era electric is made possible by a skilled technician and friend.
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Recording Dojo: Understanding Compression, Pt. 2

July 31, 2020
Epic settings for industry-standard compressors.
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Last Call Distortion Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Last Call: Why We Like Distortion

July 30, 2020
While researching guitarists’ obsession with tone, I found a fascinating take on why heightened sound frequencies excite humans.
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State of the Stomp Loe Sounds Modular Synths

Prepare for Takeoff on the Modular-Synth Spaceship

July 27, 2020
Looking for the otherworldly? Here are some devices and concepts that point the way.
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EQ Pedals homepage

Increase Your IQ on EQ

July 24, 2020
Did you know that, with careful tweaking, an EQ can be among the most useful and drastic tone-altering pedals on your board? Here are 10 to check out.
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Othodox Nashville hardcore metal Austin Evans ESP Guitar homepage

Refunds & Unsold Merch: Orthodox’s Austin Evans on Pandemic Pandemonium

July 23, 2020
He’d just moved two states away to join his favorite hardcore band, only to be forced to cancel a sold-out record-release party and bail halfway through a tour.
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Maggie Vibe and Amp Tones in a Single Stomp

July 23, 2020
Intoxicating pitch-shifting vibrato and mid-gain drive tones unite in an impressive homage to vintage Magnatone powers. The PG Crazy Tube Circuits Killer V review.
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Balaguer Monoceros bass review homepage

This Humbucker-Saddled Unicorn Is Ready to Ride

July 21, 2020
With beefy, splittable ’buckers and a Darkglass pre, this decidedly modern bass also commands cool vintage vibes. The PG Balaguer Monoceros review.
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august 2020 esoterica electrica pedalboard homepage

Jol Dantzig’s Esoterica Electrica: Walking the Simulated Sonic Runway

July 19, 2020
If a plug-in can make a Strat-like sound out of a Les Paul, or a hollow jazz box out of a Tele, what does it mean to be a guitar builder today?
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Wolfgang Muthspiel homepage

Wolfgang Muthspiel: The Man with Two Brains

July 16, 2020
Using custom guitars, loops, and carefully chosen effects, the Austrian 6-stringer blends jazz and classical mindsets to define the elegant, retro-nuevo sound of his new ECM album, Angular Blues.
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Daredevil Hype Boost Review homepage

The Hype's Hype Ain't Just Hype

July 13, 2020
No knobs? No Problem! This boost delivers scads of gain, color, and dynamic control. The PG Daredevil Pedals Hype review.
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1966 Gibson GA-20 RVT Minuteman Love and Sockets Fannys House of Music Nashville homepage

A Rock ’n’ Roll Survivor Beats the Odds Again

July 12, 2020
Time and a tornado can’t stop this 18-watt Gibson GA-20 Minuteman—or the little Nashville guitar shop that’s selling it.
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Anatomy of a Bass String - August 2020 homepage

The Anatomy of a Bass String

July 10, 2020
Taking some time to explore a bit deeper than the winding.
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The Woodshed Chronicles

July 9, 2020
Songwriter/guitarist Lauren Strange, PG editors, and our reader of the month share the guitar projects they’ve embarked on during the pandemic.
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Early James’ Soul Food Serenade

July 9, 2020
The songwriter and fingerstylist crafts his haunting, psychedelic debut album with wildly varied influences and a stellar lineup of legendary Nashville session players led by Dan Auerbach.
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Deap Lips: Enchanting Dragons of Madness

July 6, 2020
Deap Vally joined forces with the Flaming Lips to create an epic musical adventure presented in sonic technicolor. Guitarists Lindsey Troy and Steven Drozd take us inside.
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Fuchs Mantis 89 review homepage

Span the Gamut of JCM Sounds in a Single Bound

July 6, 2020
This 50-watt, dual-channel head conjures everything from ’80s metal to ’90s grunge and acres of heaviness in between. The Premier Guitar Fuchs Mantis 89 review.
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