October 2016

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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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Reader Guitar of the Month: 1960 Rickenbacker 330F

December 25, 2015
After a 23-year quest, a reader finds his dream guitar—a Rickenbacker 330F.
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Bass Bench: Decoding Fender’s Greasebucket and TBX Circuits

December 25, 2015
Can you really expand your sound with a passive control?
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Tone Tips: Modelers vs. Traditional Rigs, Part 2

December 23, 2015
You can keep some tradition and still take advantage of what modeling has to offer.
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Ask Amp Man: If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Break It!

December 22, 2015
Sometimes “improving” a funky vintage amp can ruin its sonic charm.
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State of the Stomp: What’s the Point?

December 21, 2015
Like scaling Everest, we do it because we can.
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Tools for the Task: Fretboard Care

December 18, 2015
Show your fretboard some love, and it will love you right back. Check out this sampling of conditioners.
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Tuning Up: The Fingerprint Removal Conundrum

December 16, 2015
The nagging question that eats at everyone from Edward Van Halen to Jonny Greenwood, Adam Ant, and us average 6-string proles.
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Staff Picks: Remembering Les Paul

December 13, 2015
Leslie West joins PG staff in sharing our favorite memories of the guitar godfather.
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Guitar Shop 101: Wiring Humbuckers in Parallel on an HH Strat

December 11, 2015
Put some shimmer and spank into your dual-humbucker guitar with this alternative wiring scheme.
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The Recording Guitarist: Should You Change Your Electric's Strings Before Tracking?

December 10, 2015
Sometimes—depending on the vibe you’re hunting—new isn’t always best.
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On Bass: The Reluctant Tapper

December 8, 2015
Victor Brodén navigates the uncharted waters of a technique he’s long avoided.
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Bass Bench: Passive Interplay

December 4, 2015
There’s much to consider when pondering the merits of active versus passive bass guitar circuits.
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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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