Brothers Aaron (far left) and Bryce Dessner (far right) of the National talk to PG
about how they employ their beloved Epiphone Sheraton and Fender Jaguar,
respectively, in the band’s lush arrangements. Photo by Keith Klenowski reverendguitars.com*trademark Zinky Electronics Lean, Mean, Art Deco Machine.
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Their album High Violet showed up on many critics’ best-of-2010
lists, and we couldn’t resist its haunting, multi-layered arrangements,
either. We talk to brothers Aaron and Bryce Dessner about using
their vintage electrics and taut-toned acoustics to conjure gorgeous
parts within ethereal arrangements of accordion, horns, string sections, bass, piano, and thundering drums.
2011 Winter NAMM Wrap-Up
It’s the biggest single gear show of the year for the US and, as
always, the PG crew will be there in force to shoot video of cool
new gear and artist sightings, as well as gather notes and set the
wheels in motion for stellar gear reviews throughout the remainder of the year.
Billy Sheehan and Paul Gilbert—two of the most infamous and
terrifying shredders known to humankind—join us to talk about
writing and recording the new Mr. Big album, What If . . . , as
well as the gear they used to get their ripping tones
Builder Profile: Greenfield Guitars
We talk to the renowned flattop builder about his design philoso-phies, favorite woods, and his many noted flattops—including
fanned-fret/angled-bridge acoustics and other models used by
Andy McKee, Charlie Hunter, Tony McManus, and Pat Martino.
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New Gear Reviews
Join us as we take a look at incredible new gear, including the
Knaggs Choptank and Kenai, Fano JM6, Martin Performing
Artist flattop, Schroeder DB7 head, Stone Deaf PDF- 1, Tone
God NerFuzz, Gig-Fx Peter Frampton Signature Wah, MTD
Kingston Saratoga bass, and more.
But don't let the stylish lines and retro charm fool you,
it packs a mean punch with the new Dual-Pro pickup...
the guts of a 60's Supro* pickup loaded into a standard
humbucker cover for a searing tone unlike anything else!
• Pickup pan knob
• Locking "Stairstep" tuners
• Two-tone tapered case
• Dual-Pro bridge pickup
• Korina body and neck
• Ebony fretboard