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Mod Garage: Les Paul Master Wiring #1

July 17, 2015
This simplified scheme for dual-humbucker guitars frees up two control positions for other uses.
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Tone Tips: Keep It Musical

June 30, 2015
Serve the song by choosing substance over flash. You’ll be a better player for it.
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Guitar Shop 101: Five Ways to Rock a Dremel

June 26, 2015
How to use a high-speed rotary tool for precision guitar repair.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Guitar Finishes and Care 101

June 24, 2015
The pros and cons of the two most common acoustic-guitar finishes.
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State of the Stomp: Easy Does It

June 22, 2015
Smart switching can make your onstage experience simpler and more stress-free.
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Mod Garage: The Trouble with Tribbles

June 18, 2015
Potentiometers are small and cute, but it pays to know their anatomy.
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The Recording Guitarist: Speakers? We Don’t Need No Stinking Speakers!

June 15, 2015
How to record your amp direct—and make it sound great!
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Last Call: Hitting the Curve

June 8, 2015
Is fretboard mastery more about mind control than digital dexterity?
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Tone Tips: Dialing in Your Gear for Great Sound

June 1, 2015
Some easy tricks for coaxing primo timbres from your guitars, amps, and pedals.
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Ask Amp Man: Beefing Up a Vintage Fender Vibrolux Reverb

May 27, 2015
Can you turn a vintage Fender Vibrolux Reverb into a mini Super Reverb?
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On Bass: Prep Like a Pro

May 26, 2015
Try a form chart to help you learn a song inside and out.
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Guitar Shop 101: Upgrade Your Tele with an Electrosocket Jack Mount

May 22, 2015
Does your Tele suffer from “wobbly jack cap” syndrome? Here’s a cheap and easy fix.
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Mod Garage: Cleaning Up an Acoustic from the Inside

May 15, 2015
You won’t believe some of the debris found in old acoustic guitars. Here’s how to get rid of it.
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Last Call: Money for Nothing

May 14, 2015
Sometimes making music is reward enough.
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What Bohlinger Plays: Slide 101 Standard-Tuning Tips & Tricks Pt. 2

May 5, 2015
In this second installment on slide work, PG's John Bohlinger walks you through some impressive-sounding but fairly basic licks to use in a typical I-IV-V blues progression in A major.
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Guitar Shop 101: How to Take Your Les Paul into the Slide Zone

April 24, 2015
Ready to tweak your 6-string for maximum musical versatility?
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DIY: How to Wire Your Pedalboard

April 22, 2015
PG’s John Bohlinger walks you through three critical areas that make the difference between tonal nirvana and frustrating, expensive guesswork.


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Ask Amp Man: Restoring a 1979 Fender Twin Reverb

April 19, 2015
A modded monster regains its former “glory.”
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