October 2016

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On Bass: Challenging the Visual Status Quo

October 5, 2015
What does the bass model you choose to play say about your playing ability?
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Bass Bench: How to Adjust Your Pickups

October 2, 2015
There’s more to this essential setup step than meets the eye (or ear).
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Vintage Vault: 1948 Gibson L-5 Premiere Natural

September 28, 2015
Learn the story behind one of the world’s most iconic archtops.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Building with Your Ears

September 27, 2015
Jol Dantzig expounds on the importance of listening while you work and how he learned to hate the iPod.
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Mod Garage: A Flexible Dual-Humbucker Wiring Scheme

September 25, 2015
Get five sounds from your H/H guitar.
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Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: 2001 Epiphone Firebird VII

September 24, 2015
What happens when you replace three mini-humbuckers with a trio of P-90s?
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Tuning Up: The System vs. the Dignity of the Soul

September 18, 2015
Splattered eggs, “Norwegian Wood,” and sexy vigilante assassins—what the hell is PG’s Shawn Hammond on about this time?
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Staff Picks: My First Pedal

September 16, 2015
Jennifer Batten joins the PG staff in discussing the first time we ever stomped in the name of guitar.
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Tone Tips: The Right Stuff

September 14, 2015
Luck is certainly involved in becoming a pro guitarist, but there is absolutely no substitute for dedicated work.
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State of the Stomp: They’re Just as Dumb as We Are!

September 11, 2015
Seek advice—but don’t automatically believe it.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Your Guitar Might Last Forever, But Will Its Parts?

September 8, 2015
Reality check: Does “all-original” even matter when the original parts are disintegrating?
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Trash or Treasure: Langejans Solidbody

September 7, 2015
A rare electric model from a maverick Canadian builder.
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Tools for the Task: Pedalboards

September 4, 2015
10 pedalboard options that’ll help you protect your loved ones and keep things tidy at your feet.
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Guitar Shop 101: Got a Loose Screw?

August 28, 2015
Here’s how to secure the pickguard on a solidbody with stripped screw holes.
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On Bass: Unlearn Your Bass

August 24, 2015
Step out of your tuning comfort zone and you may be pleased with the musical results.
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Bass Bench: Mysterious Magnetism

August 21, 2015
What really happens if you move those pickups as close as possible to your strings?
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Ask Amp Man: Demystifying the Ibanez GX20's Volume Knobs

August 18, 2015
How to make sense of the cascading gain stages in a 1980s solid-state combo.
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Last Call: Player, Collector, or Hoarder?

August 17, 2015
It might be time to ask yourself some tough questions.
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