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September 2020

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A 6-String Fit for Yuri Gagarin

September 6, 2020
The Soviet-era Jolana Star X does not have a built-in gamma-ray phaser, but the otherworldly solidbody makes up for that with built-in fuzz.
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Recording Dojo: Why Guitarists Shouldn't Diss DIs

September 4, 2020
These inexpensive little boxes aren't just for bassists. Invest in one and it'll open your studio to a universe of tonal possibilities—and likely save you a lot of time and headaches.
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10 Recording Interfaces for Every Budget

September 3, 2020
You've got your guitar tone nailed, now you gotta figure out a way to get it into your preferred DAW....
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Shaping Tomorrow’s Guitars Today

September 3, 2020
No, this futuristic 6-string is definitely not your dad’s cool old dread. The PG Lava Me Pro review.
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10 Microphones Perfect for Your Favorite 6-String

August 31, 2020
Just like farm-to-table, your guitar, voice, and whatever else you’re cooking up needs a reliable delivery source.
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Digital Means for Making the Deluxe Memory Man Scene

August 31, 2020
Economical controls make this DSP-driven homage to the DMM an affordable, clever, and compact compromise. The Premier Guitar Mojo Hand FX Dream Mender review.
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Get ’Er Done: Jerry-Rig Your Own Iso Box

August 30, 2020
Everyone’s suddenly hot for home recording, but if you’re on a budget you might have to resort to some guerilla tactics.
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10 Recording Mistakes Guitarists Make (And How to Avoid Them)

August 27, 2020
Bryan Clark, one of the top engineers/producers at Nashville's famed Blackbird Studio, walks you through common tracking pitfalls and shares his list of essential gear for budding home studios.
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Ibanez EHB 1505: The Premier Guitar Review

August 27, 2020
What’s loaded with tones, has an ergonomic body with cool lines, and a burl top … but no head?
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Last Call: Unplayable

August 26, 2020
Being uncomfortable is scary, but perfect conditions might not get you where you need to be. Case in point: The best-selling solo jazz album in history, from pianist Keith Jarrett.
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How to Get Hendrix Tone with Classic Fender Amps

August 24, 2020
How to make a Bassman, Twin, or Super Reverb sound more Experienced.
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A 12-String That Steps Out of the Crowd

August 23, 2020
A bold, comfortable design meets state-of-the-art bracing to create a jangle box for the ages. The PG Taylor Builder's Edition 652ce review.
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Old Flames: The Gear We’ve Had the Longest

August 21, 2020
Black Pumas’ guitarist Adrian Quesada, PG editors, and our reader of the month discuss their guitar prized possessions.
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“Maybe I’d Seen Too Much of The Walking Dead

August 20, 2020
Just as Dark Side of the Moon gels with The Wizard of Oz, Division of Laura Lee’s blazing return to punk-rock form, Apartment, is the perfect quarantine soundtrack despite being written long before the pandemic.
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Close Your Wallet and Open Your Mind

August 20, 2020
That epic new sound you’re seeking might already be on your pedalboard.
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Vox Bobcat V90: The Premier Guitar Review

August 17, 2020
The featherweight blast from the past boasts smart updates and classic tones.
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Jol Dantzig’s Esoterica Electrica: The Doors of Perception

August 17, 2020
It’s just a thought that you have to change.
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What Matters More in an Acoustic Guitar—Design or Tonewoods?

August 16, 2020
Skillful guitar design reflects not only an appreciation for quality materials, but a nuanced understanding of how they behave.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: More Paul

August 15, 2020
A player with an affinity for Strat-style guitars reshaped a Les Paul-style Epiphone Basher into something more comfortable.
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Killing the Bass, Part 1

August 14, 2020
Interpreting memories, wrangling frequencies, and exploring the importance of well-designed studio rooms.
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