February 2017

How-Tos

The Recording Guitarist: The Narrow-Range Tuning Trick

January 23, 2017
A striking technique stolen from Sonic Youth.
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Mod Garage: Four Ways to Configure a 4-Conductor Humbucker

January 20, 2017
Unravel the mysteries of series, parallel, and coil-splitting wiring schemes.
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On Bass: It’s All in the Approach

January 17, 2017
Overplaying bassists aren’t typically held in high regard, but there are ways to let your creativity shine through while still maintaining a solid foundation.
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Ask Amp Man: Supercharging a Super Reverb

January 13, 2017
Six ways to beef-up the breakup on the classic Fender combo.
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Bass Bench: Time to Put Your Bass on a Diet?

January 6, 2017
Explore the pros and cons of pursuing a weight-loss regimen.
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Behind the Bucket Brigade

January 5, 2017
Stompbox guru Mark Hammer reveals everything you need to know about the analog effect chips of yesterday and today.
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Last Call: How the Kashmere Stage Band Stayed on the Good Foot

January 5, 2017
PG's John Bohlinger ruminates on what we can all learn from a badass high-school band from Texas.
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State of the Stomp: The End of Mystery

January 2, 2017
Has the excitement and adventure disappeared from the quest for cool new gear?
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Tone Tips: The Power of Plug-Ins

December 20, 2016
Do you want to do the impossible in the studio? There’s an app for that.
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Speaker Geeks: Why Graphs Matter, and When They Don’t

December 16, 2016
In this new column debut, amp guru Steven Fryette discusses how to make sense of the speaker data manufacturers spend so much time and money on.
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On Bass: Tips for TV Gigs

December 15, 2016
Keeping your playing, gear, and footprint tight is the best strategy for live-recorded broadcast performances.
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Bass Bench: Shh! The Secret of Asymmetrical Neck Relief

December 9, 2016
Computer analysis can help us adjust a bass for optimally low action.
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State of the Stomp: Be the Change

December 6, 2016
Breaking with routine can be the best way to make real trouble and noise. Do it!
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Ask Amp Man: Restoring a Worn Regal’s Royal Tone

December 2, 2016
Some new components and a speaker might make an old Canadian tuber sound über.
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Last Call: Find Your Sensei

November 28, 2016
Having a guitar guru can fill your heart with confidence—and humility.
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Mod Garage: Updating a 1950s Musima Record

November 25, 2016
When you dig inside an old guitar, you have to be ready for anything.
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Tuning Up: Let’s Acknowledge the Caveman in the Room

November 20, 2016
PG chief editor Shawn Hammond on why it’s time to move beyond dominant-male guitar lingo.
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On Bass: Low-End Life Hacks

November 17, 2016
Why the "right" way isn’t always the right way.
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Session Sages: Nick Raskulinecz, Dave Cobb, and Buddy Miller on Recording Guitars

November 16, 2016
Three acclaimed guitarist-producers on the tools, techniques, and philosophies that guide their work with heavy-hitters like Rush, Mastodon, Jason Isbell, and Robert Plant.
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