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Tone Tips: Taking It to the Wall

September 19, 2014
Hard work, a positive attitude, and giving your all is just as important as your playing.
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State of the Stomp: The Importance of Contingency Planning

September 18, 2014
Guitarists are great optimists, but in our technology-fueled world, you need a backup plan.
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Trash or Treasure: A Look at the National Newport 50

September 16, 2014
A reader scores a $50 treasure at a rummage sale.
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Tuning Up: Doing It Wrong Feels So Right

September 15, 2014
Why challenging conventional guitar wisdom is our last true frontier.
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Tools for the Task: Pedalboard Power Supplies

September 10, 2014
To coincide with this month’s smorgasbord of stompbox reviews, we look at options for efficiently powering your pedalboard.
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Staff Picks: Eye-Candy Pedals

September 8, 2014
Buckcherry guitarist Keith Nelson joins the PG staff to talk about eye-candy pedals and current guitar obsessions.
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Mod Garage: Inside Brian May's Red Special

September 5, 2014
Ever wonder what’s so special about the Queen guitarist’s custom guitar?
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Acoustic Soundboard: Vintage Instruments—An Endangered Species?

September 1, 2014
New restrictions on certain woods and animal products may have a larger impact on the instrument market.
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The Recording Guitarist: An EQ Case Study

August 31, 2014
More impact from your electric guitar tracks!
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Bass Bench: Why Headless?

August 29, 2014
What makes a headless design better than a traditional headstock?
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Ask Amp Man: Modifying an Early Fender Super-Sonic 60

August 26, 2014
Learn how to update a first-generation Super-Sonic 60 to current model specs.
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Vintage Vault: 1965 Gibson Firebird III

August 25, 2014
Discover how classic Detroit auto design influenced one of Gibson’s now-iconic solidbodies.
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Guitar Shop 101: How to Fix a Misaligned 3-Bolt Neck

August 22, 2014
Got a 3-bolt neck that’s out of alignment? Here’s how to make it right.
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On Bass: Some Parting Thoughts

August 20, 2014
Career advice to help bassists get that next gig.
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Esoterica Electrica: The Right Job for Tools

August 18, 2014
Do you have the right tools to make repairs on your axe?
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State of the Stomp: A Brief History of Time (-Based Effects)

August 13, 2014
The origins of flanging, chorusing, and echo.
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Tone Tips: Prepping to Tour

August 11, 2014
Advance planning for a lengthy tour will yield big dividends later on.
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Bottom Feeder: My $60 Blonde T-Style

August 6, 2014
Can you get a decent electric guitar for the price of a tank or two of gas?
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Last Call: Good for a Girl

August 5, 2014
Is there a female guitarist in your Top 10 Favorites list?
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Tuning Up: Jedi Solace for the Tortured Artist?

August 4, 2014
George Lucas brain scans and interviews with legendary novelists and Nobel-winning scientists are proving creativity junkies really do suffer for their art.
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