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Gigging Advice

Vintage Bass Electronics: Simple Logic for Common Issues

June 16, 2010
Is your vintage bass crackling, popping, or just plain weak? Here are some common fixes to try.
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Filling Big Shoes: What It’s Like to Have to Shred Someone Else’s Licks

June 16, 2010
Brad Gillis, Stacey Blades, Tommy Thayer, Ron Thal, and Jon Levin talk about stepping in to replace a legend
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Play Loud

June 9, 2010
Play loud, both in volume and in attitude.
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Tips for Prospective Buyers, Part 2

May 18, 2010
Etiquette to follow for a successful, stress-free purchase.
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It’s All in the Dynamics: How to Be a Great Solo Accompanist

May 18, 2010
How to accompany a singer without drowning them out.
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Exploring Nashville Tuning

May 18, 2010
A Nashville-tuned guitar completes a 12-string when doubled with a standard tuned guitar. How to do it and when to use it.
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How Many Amps Are Enough?

April 22, 2010
Do you stockpile amps for every occasion? Do you channel-switch between several amps to get the right tone for every song in the setlist? Do you use a single, versatile amp for everything and call it done?
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Practice What You Preach

April 15, 2010
Applying the lessons of previous columns to real gig situations
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Tips for Prospective Buyers, Part 1

April 15, 2010
Thinking of buying a vintage bass? Read this first!
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Acoustic EQ for Stage, Part 5: EQing, at Last!

March 23, 2010
How to use your EQ to your advantage in a number of difficult gigging situations.
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Studio Preparation: What You Should Know Before You Go

March 11, 2010
Premier Guitar talks with recording artists and producers to get tips on maximizing studio productivity—and creativity.
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The Cult of Tone

March 11, 2010
How Vanity, Iconography, and Chance Dictate Six-String Spirituality
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The Setup

February 11, 2010
Jared Scharff details his Saturday Night Live rig.
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The Science of Tone

February 11, 2010
A scientific approach to what we hear as Tone
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15 Rules of Backstage Access

January 29, 2010
How to act, how not to act, how to keep from making a fool of yourself and how to get asked to come back again
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Acoustic EQ for Stage: Part 3

January 22, 2010
Moving along in her quest to help optimize your acoustic tone on stage, Gayla Drake Paul delves into sounding balanced, and how compression factors into that.
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The Psychology of Tone

January 14, 2010
Is there a true holy-grail of tone out there, or is it all in our heads?
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So, What Would Kevin Do (Part 2)

January 14, 2010
Kevin discusses his outlook on purchasing as bass player
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Acoustic EQ for Stage: Part 2

January 1, 2010
The next step in optimizing acoustic sound is explored: strings.
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A DIY Tool for Tuning in Loud Environments

December 22, 2009
Stress no more about tuning acoustic guitars in loud venues. You can make this tool with extra parts you have lying around.
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