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Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: Epiphone 50th Anniversary “1962” Sorrento E452TDN Reissue

December 3, 2015
A possible factory second turns out to be a first-class guitar.
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Ask Amp Man: Raising the Roof on a Peavey Classic

November 29, 2015
Discover tricks to increase headroom in this popular 20-watt head.
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Mod Garage: Les Paul Master Wiring #2

November 27, 2015
Have you ever wanted a single tone control for your Les Paul? If so, check out this easy mod.
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Last Call: Confidence Is Usually a Bluff

November 26, 2015
The courage to fearlessly try will often make you fly.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Building a Literal Museum Piece

November 24, 2015
How a historic 5-necked wonder came to life in Hamer’s shop.
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Tuning Up: The Devil & Scumbag College

November 19, 2015
PG’s Shawn Hammond prescribes an exorcism for shoulder demons that try to meddle with your music.
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Tone Tips: The Balancing Act

November 18, 2015
Doing your due diligence can help you achieve balance when assembling the elements of a guitar rig.
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Trash or Treasure: 1964 Harmony Silhouette

November 16, 2015
A reader receives a 1964 Harmony Silhouette H14V as a birthday gift.
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Bass Bench: Exploring Passive Tone Controls

November 13, 2015
What can bassists learn from popular tone-circuit mods for guitar?
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Acoustic Soundboard: Crossing the Digital Divide

November 12, 2015
It’s time to question some common analog/digital assumptions.
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Ask Amp Man: Upgrading a Fender Custom Vibrolux Reverb

November 11, 2015
Get beefier tones and stronger reverb from this popular reissue.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Hapas Kayzer 8FF

November 9, 2015
An 8-string named “Columbus” makes its way across the Atlantic.
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Staff Picks: Workout Regimens

November 8, 2015
Florence and the Machine’s 6-stringer Robert Ackroyd joins us in discussing our current practice regimens and warm-up rituals.
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Guitar Shop 101: Tips for Replacing a Tele-Style 3-Way Switch

November 6, 2015
Got a funky blade switch on your T-style guitar? Here’s how to install a new one.
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On Bass: Deconstructing a Perfect Bass Line

November 4, 2015
Break down the mind-blowing bass-line elements from a late-’80s Bon Jovi hit.
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State of the Stomp: Imagine All the Pedals

November 3, 2015
Whether you play bass or guitar, you’d better stick to “your kind” of stomps. Or maybe not.
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Mod Garage: Ritchie Blackmore Stratocaster Mods

October 30, 2015
Craving Blackmore’s signature tones? These easy mods will edge you closer.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Tooling Up

October 29, 2015
Look beyond a stunning guitar, and you’ll likely find equally stunning tooling that brought the instrument to life.
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Last Call: Get Bitter or Get Better

October 28, 2015
Rejection comes with the territory. How do you deal with it?
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The Recording Guitarist: Tracking Direct (Without Amp Modelers)

October 26, 2015
Sometimes it’s good not to have an amp-like tone.
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