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Staff Picks: Love-Hate Songs

April 27, 2015
Sometimes a tune can annoy us even when it possesses great musicianship. The Ghost Wolves’ 6-stringer Carley Wolf joins us in talking about ditties that drive us crazy.
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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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On Bass: On Compression

April 23, 2015
Don’t write off compression—embrace it and use it to your advantage.
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Last Call: What is Style?

April 22, 2015
Are you expressing yourself or just wearing a costume?
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Vintage Vault: 1967 Gibson ES-335TD Pelham Blue

April 20, 2015
The classic double-cutaway thinline in glorious Pelham Blue.
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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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Mod Garage: Telecaster Series Wiring

April 17, 2015
Get meatier Tele sounds without changing your pickups.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: The Humbucker’s Immortal Coil

April 15, 2015
To expose or not to expose your humbuckers, and a little history behind the question.
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State of the Stomp: Quiet Time

April 13, 2015
Simple techniques to banish pedalboard noise and hum.
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Bass Bench: A Funky Tool

April 10, 2015
Inspired by a Peter Gabriel session, Tony Levin’s Funk Fingers bring a drummer’s touch to the bass.
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