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Articles by Peter Thorn

Don't Turn it Down ... Control Your Volume

January 9, 2013
There are plenty of great options out there for controlling stage volume.
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Choosing the right Rig for the Gig

December 10, 2012
No two gigs are the same
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The Working Guitarist: All About Impulse Responses

May 30, 2012
Compared to traditional speaker simulators, IRs offer much greater realism and depth.
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Inside a Session Gig

February 8, 2012
Taking instructions, reading music, and prepping your gear.
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Ask A Working Guitarist, Part 2: Staying Creative and Juggling Gigs

January 3, 2012
How to keep things fresh while touring and what to do when you find yourself faced with a variety of gigs.
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Ask a Working Guitarist, Part 1

November 22, 2011
Looking the part, drum plug-ins, and protecting your ears in the first round of reader questions.
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10 Accessories You Can't Forget at a Gig

October 12, 2011
Most of the things on this list are no-brainers—until they''re not there when you need them!
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Amp Mic’ing vs. Impulse Responses

August 30, 2011
A microphone is a filter of sorts, and I think what mic(s) you use on your cab and where you place them can have just as much effect on your tone as switching guitars, amps, or speakers.
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Wisdom from My First Guitar Teacher

July 27, 2011
Peter Thorn turns to a long-time working guitarist, his first teacher, to see what wisdom he can glean some 30 years later.
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5 Mistakes Guitarists Commonly Make

June 21, 2011
How you can avoid falling victim!
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Psychology of a Working Guitarist

May 23, 2011
How personality spells success as a working guitarist
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Turn it Down—A Guitarist’s Guide to Controlling Volume

May 2, 2011
Pete Thorn talks about various options to control your volume, while still maintaining your tone.
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The Working Guitarist: Different Approaches to Guitar Effects

March 23, 2011
Pedalboards, effects loops, or wet/dry/wet rigs, Peter Thorn explains each approach to effects.
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The Working Guitarist: You've Got the Gig, Now Learn Those Songs!

February 23, 2011
How to cram an entire library of tunes into a short window of learning.
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The Working Guitarist: The Home Studio

January 26, 2011
Pete shows you his studio, along with some home recording tips.
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