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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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Bass Bench: Myths and Facts of Cryogenic Treatment

April 22, 2016
It would be easy to call cryogenically treated hardware “snake oil,” but perhaps that’s not fair.
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Staff Picks: Hair-Raising Solos

April 21, 2016
The Suffers’ Kevin Bernier joins us in saluting our current faves in scorching guitar.
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Tone Tips: Ask Doctor Pete, Part 2

April 20, 2016
Tips on blending delay with overdrive, HSS Strat wiring, improving picking technique, and more.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Yellow Submarine Strat

April 18, 2016
A Beatles fan enlists a young artist to handpaint the guitar of his dreams.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Why We Play Guitar

April 18, 2016
The veteran luthier explores the ways in which 6-strings connect us to something larger.
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Guitar Shop 101: How to Replace a Zero Fret

April 15, 2016
Learn how a zero fret functions and why it sometimes needs to be replaced.
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Last Call: Time Is on Your Side

April 14, 2016
How to make the metronome your new best friend.
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On Bass: Can You Duet?

April 13, 2016
Playing bass in a duo often requires making adjustments to your approach, but can be a very rewarding artistic endeavor when done right.
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Ask Amp Man: Returning a Deputy to the Trail

April 11, 2016
Intermittent problems can be caused by a variety of sources, from failed tube sockets to an arcing switch.
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Mod Garage: The Strat-o-Tele Crossover

April 8, 2016
Four ways to bring classic Stratocaster sounds to your Tele.
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