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May 2014

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Esoterica Electrica: The Guitar as Cultural Icon

September 23, 2013
What is it that keeps the guitar in our minds and hearts? Is it the instrument’s flexibility or its power to inspire social change?
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Bottom Feeder: Jay Turser Stiletté Futuré

September 22, 2013
A radical-looking guitar with a not-so-radical sound.
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Ask Amp Man: Pumping Up an ’80s Fender Champ

September 20, 2013
These simple mods can nudge a Fender Champ toward a more Marshall-like sound, with increased mids, greater headroom, and improved overdrive tones.
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Tuning Up: Proud Hoarders

September 16, 2013
Society sees our stompbox addiction as a clinical condition, but PG editor in chief Shawn Hammond explains that’s because they don’t understand the power of the pedal.
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Tone Tips: Tube Talk

September 12, 2013
Electric guitar gets much of its sonic mojo from vacuum tubes. Get the lowdown on those glowing glass bottles and learn how to coax the best sound from your amp.
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State of the Stomp: Build a Preset Volume Box

September 10, 2013
This DIY volume level box is great for players who use amp distortion and adjust their gain level from the guitar.
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The Bass Bench: Adding a Trem System to Your Bass

September 6, 2013
Ever think about adding a whammy bar to your bass? Discover what’s available and learn the pros and cons of different trem technologies.
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Guitar Tracks: More Mix Tricks

September 3, 2013
Whether you’re mixing studio tracks or a live band in a venue, it’s crucial to have sonic references you can use to quickly gauge the sound system and room.
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Guitar Shop 101: A Player’s Guide to Tuning Keys

August 30, 2013
Upgrading your tuning keys can help you get in tune more easily and stay there. Learn how to choose the correct keys for your guitar.
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Mod Garage: Inside the 3-way Telecaster Pickup Switch

August 23, 2013
Because the Telecaster’s 3-way switch lies at the heart of many cool mods, it’s important to explore it. There’s more to this little piece of hardware than meets the eye.
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