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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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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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