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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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Four 4-Stringers Who Shake My World

June 8, 2012
I’d like to take some space here to pay tribute to some of the low-end masters who’ve inspired my own playing and enriched my life with their wonderful creativity.
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Tuning Up: Nail It!

May 11, 2012
One of the drawbacks I’ve encountered in my general move toward more hands-on elicitation of primal rawness in my playing is that … well, I was busting nails.
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Tuning Up: Music Critics - A Different King of Loathing

March 9, 2012
Many moons ago when I was in journalism school, I covered the local music scene for the student newspaper. Stylistically, it was a small, somewhat homogenized scene—mostly kind of
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