November 2020

November 2020

ARTICLES

Bass Bench November 20 homepage

Does Fret Material Really Matter for a Bass?

October 30, 2020
Conventional wisdom says that, as a string anchor point, the metal alloy must play a tonal factor. But it's more complicated than that....
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Sarah Lipstate homepage

"Sometimes I Feel Pedals Are More the Instrument Than the Guitar Is"

October 29, 2020
When she’s not rocking out with Iggy Pop, Sarah Lipstate calls upon a staggering collection of stompboxes to orchestrate sophisticated soundscape arrangements under her nom de plectrum, Noveller.
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Acoustic Soundboard November 2020

Now's the Time to Pick Up a Banjo

October 29, 2020
Pandemic got you in a rut? Making the easy jump to the guitar's cousin is guaranteed to jumpstart your creativity.
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Bush the Kingdom album review homepage

Bush’s The Kingdom Is Airtight & Anthemic

October 26, 2020
The grunge vets may not be in their prime—but they’re not frozen in time, either.
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Spotlighting a Rare Gibson 6-String Bass homepage

The World's Doomiest SG?

October 25, 2020
Cue metal music for this two-pickup 1962 Gibson EB-6 bass—one of just 68 in existence.
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diy relic tuners homepage

DIY Relic’ing Tuners, Part 2

October 23, 2020
The Mod Garage guitar-aging series continues. Try these easy steps to get a vintage look on your plastic tuners.
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Boris homepage

Boris Wields the Hammer of Doom

October 22, 2020
Wata and Takeshi take a Jackson Pollock approach to jamming—via a legion of amps and effects—to create the new soundtrack for the apocalypse, NO.
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Guild X-175 Manhattan Special Review homepage

Guild X-175 Manhattan Special: The Premier Guitar Review

October 22, 2020
An extroverted hollowbody that deftly spans styles—and the ages.
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Spotify

Listen to the November 2020 PG Spotify Playlist

October 14, 2020
This month's jams include Boris, John Scofield, Julian Bream, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Nick Perri, Noveller, and more.
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Julian Bream Obit homepage

Julian Bream: 1933-2020

August 17, 2020
Jason Vieaux remembers the “Dionysian” classical guitarist—arguably the ultimate classical musician and artist, and, perhaps, someone you could enjoy a few pints with.
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