October 2016

Premier Blog

Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Lost in Translation

September 21, 2016
Does it matter if the person building your guitar knows how to play one?
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Tuning Up: Stop #&@#-ing Starbucking Us, Man!

September 19, 2016
PG’s Shawn Hammond on moving beyond groupthink and cyclical fads.
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Staff Picks: Leaving Footprints

September 18, 2016
Marcus King joins PG editors to discuss the stomps that changed the guitar world forever.
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Guitar Shop 101: Touch-up a String Nut with Super Glue

September 16, 2016
After replacing or upgrading a nut, finish the job with fast-acting cyanoacrylate adhesive.
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Vintage Vault: 1965 Gibson J-160E

September 12, 2016
A classic acoustic-electric flattop with a rock ’n’ roll pedigree.
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On Bass: Get Over Your Tone

September 11, 2016
Step out of your comfort zone by strapping on an unfamiliar bass.
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Bass Bench: Alternative Strap Systems

September 9, 2016
If standing for hours with a neck-heavy bass is causing you back pain, here are some solutions.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Why Buy Vintage?

September 5, 2016
Vintage-guitar buying and collecting isn’t a recent phenomenon, but the reasons why folks buy vintage have changed dramatically since the ’70s.
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The Recording Guitarist: The Fabulous “Focus Knob”

September 4, 2016
A studio-savvy wiring mod that’s quick, easy, and cheap.
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Tools for the Task: Pedalboard Percussion

September 2, 2016
Put those feet to work and lay down some solid beats to accompany your playing.
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State of the Stomp: Say “Yes” to New Sounds

August 29, 2016
With electric guitar, tone is as important as content.
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Mod Garage: Strat-PRS Crossover Wiring

August 26, 2016
Want a vast sonic palette at your fingertips? Here’s a way to get 10 unique sounds from one guitar.
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Last Call: The Ballad of Mandolin Mike

August 25, 2016
A Nashville street musician’s saga is a lesson in determination and freedom.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Measuring and Adjusting Your Guitar’s Action

August 23, 2016
Even if you don’t do setups yourself, knowing how to take key measurements of your guitar’s action will help you get the feel and playability you're looking for.
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Staff Picks: Monster Bassists

August 22, 2016
We’ve discussed underrated guitarists, but what about those holding down the groove? Jazz virtuoso Rez Abbasi joins in the conversation.
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Ask Amp Man: Taming a Marshall’s Extreme Treble

August 19, 2016
Here are a few easy ways to warm up a bright vintage Marshall head.
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Tuning Up: Screw “5 Things Every Guitarist Should Do” Lists

August 18, 2016
PG chief editor Shawn Hammond on why guitar-playing listicles are bad-news bears that push his filthy-mouth buttons.
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Tone Tips: Make Your Move

August 16, 2016
Location may be more important in music than it is in real estate.
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Bass Bench: The Gravity of Back Pain

August 12, 2016
Most basses are heavy and unbalanced. Should you be concerned about how this affects your body?
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State of the Stomp: How to Become a Well-Adjusted Gearhead

August 9, 2016
Listen up! That’s the best way to discover how to get the most out of your gear.
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