August Issue

Gigging Advice

On Bass: Maximize Rumble, Minimize Blowback

July 23, 2015
How to create an onstage bass presence without pissing off your bandmates and FOH engineer.
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Last Call: Wayne Pauley’s Tips for Tour Survival

July 20, 2015
Words of wisdom from a veteran front-of-house mixer and road sensei.
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Tone Tips: Keep It Musical

June 30, 2015
Serve the song by choosing substance over flash. You’ll be a better player for it.
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Tuning Up: Record or Die!

June 29, 2015
Forget the woodshed—invest in some cheap recording gear and witness the unparalleled power and wonder of the 21st-century studio.
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Last Call: Hitting the Curve

June 8, 2015
Is fretboard mastery more about mind control than digital dexterity?
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Tone Tips: Dialing in Your Gear for Great Sound

June 1, 2015
Some easy tricks for coaxing primo timbres from your guitars, amps, and pedals.
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On Bass: Prep Like a Pro

May 26, 2015
Try a form chart to help you learn a song inside and out.
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Last Call: Money for Nothing

May 14, 2015
Sometimes making music is reward enough.
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What Bohlinger Plays: Slide 101 Standard-Tuning Tips & Tricks Pt. 2

May 5, 2015
In this second installment on slide work, PG's John Bohlinger walks you through some impressive-sounding but fairly basic licks to use in a typical I-IV-V blues progression in A major.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Great Live Sound Doesn’t Just Happen

May 3, 2015
Due diligence will yield the live sound you seek.
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