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May 2014

Tuning Up

Pop Doesn’t Suck, You’re Just Listening to the Wrong Stuff

April 15, 2013
Y’know what I’m sick of hearing from guitarists? “Man, pop music sucks—it’s not like the good ol’ days.”
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7 Guitarists You’ll Hate Me for Loving

March 11, 2013
Plain and simple, gone are the days of leaving a historic mark—of creating a singular voice widely differentiable from others—via the types of dexterity and musicality used by bona fide guitar heroes of yore.
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It's a Mod, Mod, Mod, Mod World

February 4, 2013
If you’re even marginally into guitar gear, you won’t have any trouble envisioning the vast conceptual chasm that opened before us when we decided to do a series of
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Tuning Up: The Doom of Booooring

January 9, 2013
I’m a firm believer that the second you stop experimenting marks the beginning of a countdown to doom—the doom of predictability, rote expression, and stagnancy.
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Revolting Resolutions

December 10, 2012
What’s more annoying than obligatory New Year’s resolutions lists everywhere you look for the entire bloody month of January?
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Tuning Up: Gratitude, Giving, and Other Rubbish

November 5, 2012
This time of year tends to put most of us in a bit of a reflective mood, regardless of whether we’re atheist/agnostic, hardcore about the “reason(s) for the season”—which
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Knocking the Nuge (or "It's About the Guitar, Stupid!")

October 8, 2012
As I type this, our YouTube Channel (youtube.com/premierguitar) is approaching 30 million views (wuhoo!), and as you can imagine, it’s no stranger to weird-ass comments of all sorts. Everything
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What Your Pedal History Says About You

September 6, 2012
Each of us has a pedal history that tells an interesting story about who we are, where we came from, and maybe even where we’re going.
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Tuning Up: The Phone Survey According to "Steve"

August 10, 2012
I guess the thought that I was putting one over on people who usually treated me like I’d just barged in on a make-out session was somehow cathartic
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A Stroll Down Amplifier Lane

July 9, 2012
This couldn’t really be billed as an “Amp Issue” if I didn’t go on and on here about amps, now could it? But I promise I won’t blab too
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