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Last Call: Picassos and Les Pauls

December 11, 2013
What are the odds of finding one of the several hundred “forgotten” ’59 Les Pauls that experts figure are out there, waiting to be discovered?
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Ask Amp Man: Better Biasing for Silverface Twin Reverbs

December 9, 2013
Blackface-style biasing makes it easier to set up and service ’70s Twin Reverbs.
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Tone Tips: Getting Heard, Not Buried

December 9, 2013
Rig tips to ensure your tone is heard loud and proud by both you and the audience.
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Guitar Tracks: Cleaning a Mix

December 3, 2013
Get your mix ready for prime time with these handy editing and filtering techniques.
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Tuning Up: Checking in on the Yoga Kittens

December 2, 2013
PG’s editor in chief takes stock of his 2013 New Year’s resolutions.
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Guitar Shop 101: Safe Ways to Clean Your Guitar's Finish

November 29, 2013
When caring for a guitar, your first line of defense is to wipe down its neck, strings, and body after you play. But that’s just the beginning.
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On Bass: Layering the Low End

November 28, 2013
Two basses on one song? The technique is more common than you may think.
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State of the Stomp: How Space Can Save Your Pedalboard

November 26, 2013
Making space to master your pedalboard.
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Esoterica Electrica: Remake or Remodel?

November 25, 2013
Sometimes a guitar’s visual mojo eclipses its sonic capabilities.
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Bass Bench: Dropped-Tuning Delirium

November 22, 2013
Hey, low-enders! Discover the sonic and creative benefits of detuning your bottom string.
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Acoustic Soundboard: A Personal Design Study, Pt. 2

November 18, 2013
How two under-saddle acoustic guitar pickups can look identical—but perform very differently.
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Bottom Feeder: My Steampunk Guitar

November 17, 2013
Okay, relic treatments are pretty common these days. So if you’re looking for something a little more unusual, check out this 3-string electric guitar from a past that never was.
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Mod Garage: ’50s Les Paul Wiring in a Telecaster

November 15, 2013
It’s easy to wire your Telecaster’s tone and volume controls the way Gibson wired late-’50s Les Pauls.
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Vintage Vault: 1966 Fender Jazz Bass in Firemist Silver

November 14, 2013
Leo Fender’s second revolutionary bass guitar design—in a rare custom color.
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Ask Amp Man: Twintervention (aka Rescuing Rotten Twin Reverbs)

November 13, 2013
Master-volume Twin Reverbs of the ’70s have a deservedly bad reputation—but a few circuit tweaks can save them.
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Last Call: Caveman Wiring

November 12, 2013

Why do we love music? And what’s dopamine got to do with it?


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Tuning Up: The Day Ozzy Channeled My Dad

November 11, 2013
I’d heard the song a thousand times, but suddenly it knocked me on my ass.
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Guitar Tracks: Building a Mix

November 11, 2013
Mitch Gallagher discusses how mixing is about presentation—how the various elements of the music are combined, balanced, and conveyed by the overall sound of the mix.
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Modern Builder Vault: KOZM Guitars

November 8, 2013
“Modern guitars for modern times,” is a fitting mission statement for Jeff Kosmoski’s KOZM Guitars.
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Tone Tips: What Would Linda Do?

November 4, 2013
Turning off your ego and just rolling with the punches can yield great results.
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