October 2016

Premier Blog

Staff Picks: Grinding Gears

June 26, 2015
Denver Dalley of Desaparecidos joins us in venting about guitar-related pet peeves.
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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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Trash or Treasure: Vox V125 Bass

June 21, 2015
A rare early-’80s bass amp model sometimes used by Paul McCartney.
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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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On Bass: Developing Your Solo Voice

June 16, 2015
How can you make your solos sing?
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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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Bass Bench: Positioning Piezo Pickups on an Acoustic Bass Guitar

June 12, 2015
When the piezo is under high pressure, the resulting tones can be harsh, unnaturally direct, and overly percussive.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Picking Parts and Perfection

June 11, 2015
Tone and playability rule, but there’s more to consider when checking out a guitar.
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Ask Amp Man: Fattening Up a Fender Super-Sonic 60

June 9, 2015
Simple circuit tweaks to fatten the vintage channel and balance the burn channel.
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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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Staff Picks: Take Two

June 3, 2015
There’s always more than one way to approach a tune. This month guitarist Adam Levy joins PG editors and our Reader of the Month to discuss cover songs we prefer over the originals.
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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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Tuning Up: The Infantilization of Guitar (or “Hulk Fight Robot. Hulk RAD!”)

May 31, 2015
How to avoid dumbing-down your playing and honor the true spirit of your heroes.
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Bass Bench: Amplifying an Acoustic Bass Guitar

May 29, 2015
Why do most bassists opt for a contact pickup on their acoustic axe?
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Acoustic Soundboard: Putting Recently Outdated Guitars to Work

May 28, 2015
Vintage guitars continue to fetch high dollar, but there are true bargains to be had with recently used guitars.
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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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