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Using Pedals And Maintaining Good Tone

March 21, 2012
Peter Thorn discusses the available options for setting up a killer pedalboard that doesn''t kill your primary tone.
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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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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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