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Esoterica Electrica: Looking Past a Nice Body

January 18, 2015
Like the proverbial chicken or the egg question, is it the neck or the body?
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Recording Guitarist: A Mobile Recording Reality Check

January 16, 2015
Just how good can those tablet and phone recordings sound?
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Ask Amp Man: Tube Savvy 101

January 6, 2015
If you play through a tube amp, here’s some upkeep knowledge to help in the quest of great tone.
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Tuning Up: 2 + 2 = 5 (or “The Formula to Avoid Being Formulaic”)

January 5, 2015
PG’s chief editor theorizes a wacky equation that puts a happy face on Orwell’s math.
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Tone Tips: Put Yourself Out There

January 4, 2015
Who says playing air guitar can’t lead to a career as a professional musician?
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Bass Bench: DIY Fretless Conversion

January 2, 2015
Here’s what you need to know about going fretless.
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The Recording Guitarist: Are You Ready for Your Close-Up—and Should You Be?

January 1, 2015
You’ve spent thousands of hours perfecting your ultimate tone. Now forget about it.
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Best Albums of 2014

December 31, 2014
PG’s music-loving staffers reveal their favorite records of the past year.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Grading Tonewoods—Tops

December 29, 2014
Beauty is only skin deep when it comes to choosing the right tonewoods for your dream guitar.
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Mod Garage: A PRS-Style Pickup Selector for Dual-Humbucker Guitars

December 26, 2014
Unlock new tones with Paul Reed Smith’s rotary switching scheme.
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Trash or Treasure: Magnatone Custom 440

December 25, 2014
True treasures can literally be found in the trash.
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On Bass: When Your Go-To Lines Aren’t Enough

December 23, 2014
If you’re a bassist struggling to compose an interesting and unpredictable bass line, try these tips.
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Guitar Shop 101: Dress Up Your Strat with a New Pickguard

December 19, 2014
Here’s a fun way to update your loyal 6-string’s look.
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Esoterica Electrica: The Long-Term Implications of Short-Term Thinking

December 17, 2014
A not-so-serious guitar finds favor with a seriously renowned guitarist.
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Staff Picks: Unplugged

December 16, 2014
Anthrax’s Scott Ian joins PG editors and our Reader of the Month in discussing our favorite acoustic works.
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Last Call: Play Les, Say More

December 15, 2014
What makes a perfect solo?
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Tone Tips: Rut Busters

December 11, 2014
Try these tips to navigate your way out of a playing rut.
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State of the Stomp: The Art of Placement

December 9, 2014
It’s not just how you play it—it’s where you put it.
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Tuning Up: Nip It in the Bud (No Excuses and No Regrets)

December 8, 2014
Our aspirations so often die a long, slow death by procrastination, perfectionism, and/or self-delusion. Here's what we can do about it.
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Bass Bench: The Hybrid Fretted/Fretless Electric Bass

December 4, 2014
Can bassists have two worlds at their fingertips?
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