October 2016

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Vintage Vault: 1962 Gibson ES-175D

February 9, 2016
Though introduced 67 years ago, this classic archtop is still embraced by professional jazz guitarists.
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Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: 1999 Yamaha AEX-502

February 7, 2016
A different set of pickups can bring a potentially great guitar to life.
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Staff Picks: Pedal Impressions

February 5, 2016
DMA’s guitarist Johnny Took joins the PG staff in discussing the stomps we weren’t smitten with at first sight, but later ended up loving.
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Mod Garage: Les Paul Master Wiring #3

February 5, 2016
Want split-second tone switching on your dual-humbucker guitar? Try this simple yet potent mod.
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The Recording Guitarist: Cunning Transposition Tricks

February 3, 2016
Sometimes a capo is all you need to create cool overdubs.
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Last Call: Will Arts Save Mankind?

February 1, 2016
Maybe it’s time to revisit the past.
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Tools for the Task: Soundhole Pickups

January 29, 2016
Looking for a simple way to amplify your acoustic? Fill that hole with an easy-to-install soundhole pickup.
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Tuning Up: Death to Asinine Clickbait!

January 18, 2016
Yes, we get the headline irony, but here’s our solemn promise to not shovel you sh!t.
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State of the Stomp: Conserving Energy

January 17, 2016
The power of positive thinking is the best adaptor for the voltage flow of life.
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Tone Tips: Hands vs. Gear?

January 13, 2016
Does a great guitar sound originate in a player’s hands, gear, or both?
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Acoustic Soundboard: Taking a Holistic View of Setup

January 11, 2016
How the numerous elements that determine the feel of your guitar work together.
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Guitar Shop 101: Five Ways to Use a Digital Multimeter

January 8, 2016
This handy tool can be a guitarist’s best friend.
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The Recording Guitarist: How to Apply Fairy Dust

January 7, 2016
Animate your recording with high-tuned instruments.
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Last Call: The Journey of Frodo Douchebaggins

January 5, 2016
Why do musicians have a bad reputation? Because we’ve earned it.
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Trash or Treasure: Tacoma Thunderchief CB10CE4

January 4, 2016
After spending years tucked away in a closet, a Tacoma Thunderchief is liberated by its owner.
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Staff Picks: Late-Night Fantasies

January 3, 2016
Victor Brodén and PG editors discuss hypothetical dream bands for a late-night TV show.
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Mod Garage: Dealing with Knobs and Pots

January 1, 2016
Who knew that something as seemingly simple as replacing pots or swapping knobs could be so tricky?
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On Bass: Free Your Mind and Your Bass Will Follow

December 30, 2015
On finding inspiration—from an 11-year-old punk-rock kid with dubious technique, a rumbling motorcycle engine, and current pop-music divas.
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Vintage Vault: 1965 Foam Green Fender Stratocaster

December 28, 2015
In excellent condition, this handsome instrument can fetch up to $25,000 today.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Handmade—at the Press of a Button

December 27, 2015
Determining just how handmade a guitar is, and if it really matters.
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