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Bass Bench: The Perils of Tech-Speak

June 17, 2016
Being a musician requires more than instrumental skill—you have to master terminology from many disciplines and understand the ideas they represent.
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Ask Amp Man: Reduce Power with a Pentode/Triode Switch

June 16, 2016
How to mod a high-wattage amp for all playing situations.
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State of the Stomp: Overdriven to Tears

June 15, 2016
Why are there so many overdrive pedals on the market? It’s your fault!
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Last Call: Dyeing to Entertain

June 14, 2016
Classic rockers, we know how old you are. So why keep up the charade?
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Staff Picks: Best Guitar Performance

June 13, 2016
Guitarist Daniel Kongos catches lightning in a bottle with us as we discuss the best live guitar we’ve seen this year.
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Tools for the Task: Alternative Material Picks

June 10, 2016
No dis on plastic, but there are many more ways to skin a pick.
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Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: Fender “Bluesbird” Telecaster

June 6, 2016
When you find a guitar that’s been modified exactly how you like, buy it.
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Mod Garage: Restoring Vintage Guitar Tuners

June 3, 2016
Old tuners can seize up—especially if they haven’t been used in years—but it’s not hard to bring them back to life.
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Staff Picks: How Low Can You Go?

June 2, 2016
Rage Against the Machine’s low-end steward Tim Commerford and PG editors discuss the bassists we’d want to spend the day with.
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Tuning Up: Dial-A-Swede! (Sentiments of Random Scandinavian 6-Stringers)

May 31, 2016
PG’s Shawn Hammond calls halfway around the world to get the straight dope on Yngwie, ABBA, and all that goddamn metal.
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Tools for the Task: Coated Strings

May 27, 2016
Not a fan of changing strings? Swap in a set that can offer longer life.
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Trash or Treasure: Westone Corsair GT

May 27, 2016
A guitar found buried in a friend’s garage gets cleaned up for a second life.
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On Bass: How to Impersonate a Synth Bass

May 23, 2016
Tips for conjuring synth bass sounds without bringing a keyboard to the show.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Seafaring Seagull

May 22, 2016
A guitarist in Ocean City shows off his converted 8-string bearing Aphrodite, Poseidon’s trident, and a tsunami strap to boot.
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Guitar Shop 101: Curing Sticky-Neck Syndrome

May 20, 2016
Do you feel like you’re fighting your guitar’s neck? Here’s how to create that smooth, “played-in” feel.
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Ask Amp Man: Modding a Pro Junior for an Extension Cab

May 16, 2016
Here’s how to install a new transformer and impedance switch to use a second speaker with this little workhorse.
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Bass Bench: A Staccato Blast from the Past

May 13, 2016
What was it about the old-school bass masters that made them so darn funky?
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State of the Stomp: Living in Synth

May 11, 2016
Effects pedals have more in common with synthesizers than you might believe.
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Vintage Vault: 1960 Gibson Les Paul Standard

May 10, 2016
A historic ’burst that’s worth the price of a Bentley Continental Supersports!
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