October 2016

Premier Blog

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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Last Call: What Would Jimi Do? (Ego Isn't Your Amigo)

May 9, 2016
Talking trash can get you canned. Be nice or leave.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Arched, Carved, and Laminate Tops

May 8, 2016
Is that guitar in the window really an archtop or is marketing speak just telling you it is?
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Mod Garage: Taming Highs with Virtual Tone Controls

May 6, 2016
Got a shrill-sounding pickup? Here’s a cheap and easy fix.
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Tuning Up: Closed-Minded Insecure A$$hole Syndrome Redux

May 5, 2016
PG chief editor Shawn Hammond admits his own a$$hole-ishness … and doubles down on the folly of dismissing hip-hop.
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State of the Stomp: Pedalboard Picassos and Parrishes

May 3, 2016
What does a box’s exterior say about what’s inside? And what does it say about you?
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Tools for the Task: Travel Guitars

April 29, 2016
Ten alternatives to road-tripping with your full-size axe.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Flattop Fajitas, Curry, and Cordon Bleu

April 26, 2016
Like a chef, a guitar builder strives to create a palate-pleasing balance of ingredients.
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