December 2016

How-Tos

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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Ask Amp Man: Restoring Electrical Flow to Peavey Combos

November 11, 2016
Although certainly not a benchmark of tone, these amps delivered affordable reliability.
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State of the Stomp: A Pedal Builder’s Pet Peeves

November 8, 2016
Dwarfcraft Devices' Ben Hinz serves up a checklist of how to royally piss him off.
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Bass Bench: Straight or Bowed Neck?

November 4, 2016
Here’s how to adjust your truss rod for a low-action setup.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Water’s War on Wood

November 1, 2016
Taylor Guitars master luthier Andy Powers explains weather and humidity's affects on guitars so you can help your instruments live less stressful lives.
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Tone Tips: A Crash Course on Buffers

October 31, 2016
Preserve your core tone by strategically placing a buffer in your signal chain.
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Bass Bench: The Magic Truss Rod

October 28, 2016
How does the relentless pull of bass strings affect the mechanically weakest part of the instrument?
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The Recording Guitarist: Let It Bleed

October 26, 2016
Learn how to not just accept but love mic leakage in the studio.
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Tuning Up: Vocal Cords—the Final Guitar Frontier?

October 24, 2016
You’ve spent your life learning from 6- and 4-string idols. Now it’s time to listen to the singer.
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Ask Amp Man: Fattening Up a Vox AC30C2X

October 21, 2016
Find out how redirecting resistors and adding a DPDT switch to your Brit combo will yield bigger tones and more control.
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Last Call: How to Never Be Great

October 10, 2016
How a 1983 MTV interview with David Bowie gave PG's John Bohlinger new insights on reaching higher.
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Mod Garage: Demystifying DCR

October 7, 2016
Do you ever get confused trying to interpret pickup specs? Here’s the lowdown on the most ubiquitous pickup parameter.
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