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Bass Bench: Designing a 24-string Bass

June 20, 2014
The challenges of designing an extreme extended-range instrument.
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Esoterica Electrica: Control Freak

June 17, 2014
Jol Dantzig ponders control placement on electric guitars.
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On Bass: Making the Leap

June 15, 2014
How one bassist went from small-time to stadiums.
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Guitar Shop 101: Demystifying Truss-Rod Tools

June 13, 2014
Okay, you want to adjust your guitar’s truss rod. What’s the right tool?
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Last Call: Growing Apart

June 6, 2014
What’s it like to revisit the music of one’s youth?
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State of the Stomp: The Beauty of a Loop

June 4, 2014
Why not put the stompboxes you use only occasionally in a set on a single effect loop?
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Acoustic Soundboard: You Can’t Always Get What You Want

June 1, 2014
Larry Fishman talks about the virtual impossibility of using amplification to exactly replicate the sound of acoustic guitars.
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Fret ’n’ Wylde: The Method Behind the Madness of “Miracle Man”

May 28, 2014
In his debut blog, Zakk Wylde takes us back to 1987 and talks about how the scales he learned as a teenager tie into the first song he ever wrote with Ozzy.
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Staff Picks: Studio Spies

May 25, 2014
Oz Noy joins the Premier Guitar staff in playing voyeur by admitting their musical heroes they'd want to observe working in the studio.
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Guitar Shop 101: Tips for Replacing a Strat-Style 5-Way Switch

May 23, 2014
Replacing a 5-way switch can seem like a daunting task. Learn to research your options and do it right!
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