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Tuning Up

Tuning Up: The Most Underused Effect in Your Arsenal?

October 13, 2014
Next time you find yourself lusting after yet another piece of gear, try this experiment.
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Tuning Up: Doing It Wrong Feels So Right

September 15, 2014
Why challenging conventional guitar wisdom is our last true frontier.
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Tuning Up: Jedi Solace for the Tortured Artist?

August 4, 2014
George Lucas brain scans and interviews with legendary novelists and Nobel-winning scientists are proving creativity junkies really do suffer for their art.
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Tuning Up: Funk Sh*! Up

July 10, 2014
Sick of playing predictably? Take a few tips from the booty-shakin’ masters.
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Tuning Up: 4 “Horrible” Guitarists You Should Shut-Up and Learn From

June 3, 2014
Are you an insufferable music snob? Here’s why you should tear up your “good guitarist” checklist and broaden your listening horizons.
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Tuning Up: Is Sustain Killing Cool Guitar?

April 30, 2014
Screaming holy-grail rigs are making guitar less supernatural, not more.
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Tuning Up: Slacker Science—The Case for Laziness

March 30, 2014
Forget snake oil and junk science—bask in the benefits of not giving a $#!*.
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Tuning Up: The Power of "No."

March 10, 2014
How the fearless members of Pussy Riot teach us to fight the fight in grand and small ways.
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Tuning Up: The Bluetooth Bastardizer™—the Hi-Tech Pedal for Neanderthals

February 3, 2014
PG's chief brainstorms an off-the-wall box based on an $80 after-market car stereo.
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Tuning Up: Checking in on the Yoga Kittens

December 2, 2013
PG’s editor in chief takes stock of his 2013 New Year’s resolutions.
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Tuning Up: The Day Ozzy Channeled My Dad

November 11, 2013
I’d heard the song a thousand times, but suddenly it knocked me on my ass.
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Tuning Up: Life in the Key of Dorian Gray

October 14, 2013
A lesson on the perils of naming children after scale modes—and why you should be inspired by literature's notorious villain.
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Tuning Up: Proud Hoarders

September 16, 2013
Society sees our stompbox addiction as a clinical condition, but PG editor in chief Shawn Hammond explains that’s because they don’t understand the power of the pedal.
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Tuning Up: There's No "I" in "Team," But There's an "I" in "Meat Pie"...

August 12, 2013
Editor in chief Shawn Hammond waxes poetic about zombie journalism, murderous squirrels, Dorito-dust pizza, and the quirky/heroic efforts of the PG staff in launching the new PremierGuitar.com.
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How to Play Beyond Compare

July 6, 2013
Stop wondering whether your tone is as “good” as Bonamassa’s or Eddie’s or Joe Pass’ or whoever’s.
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