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April 2014

John Frusciante: War and Peace

March 3, 2014
The former Red Hot Chili Pepper opens up about his under-the-radar musical journey, why he traded his Strat for a Yamaha SG2000, and achieving artistic freedom via electronica.
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The War on Drugs' "Lost in the Dream" Album Review

March 2, 2014
TWOD’s latest is a heart-rending little ride marking a brilliant texturalist emerging as a master songsmith.
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Robben Ford's "A Day in Nashville" Album Review

February 28, 2014
This album is a prime example of the human element of music—real people, in a room, playing together.
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Guitar Shop 101: How to Install Standard and Locking Strap Buttons

February 28, 2014
Everything you need to know to easily secure your acoustic or electric.
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MXR Custom Shop Phase 99 Review

February 27, 2014
Two classic Phase 90s combined with impressive tone-shaping controls in a single compact enclosure.
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Modern Builder Vault: Thorell Guitars

February 27, 2014
Master-crafted instruments that strive for the pinnacle of 21st-century guitar lutherie.
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Jimbo Mathus: Shedding Light on "Dark Night of the Soul"

February 26, 2014
The founding Squirrel Nut Zipper talks about Romantic poetry, losing his ego, and the raw intensity of his latest record with the Tri-State Coalition.
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Acoustic Soundboard: One Word—Plastics

February 25, 2014
Who knew that new developments in plastics would revolutionize under-saddle pickup technology?
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DIY: How to Mic Your Amp for Stellar Tone

February 25, 2014
See and hear various configurations of dynamic, large diaphragm, and ribbon mics recorded through a studio console, and compare the tones between different mic types and positions.
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Will Lee & Nathan East: Bass Brothers

February 24, 2014
Will interviews Nathan. Nathan interviews Will. It’s a super-bass summit!
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