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Guitar Shop 101: Installing an EVH D-Tuna on a Floyd Rose

Guitar Shop 101: Installing an EVH D-Tuna on a Floyd Rose

July 25, 2014
Want to add dropped-D capability to your Floyd-equipped guitar? Van Halen’s easily installed device lets you instantaneously drop your 6th string a whole-step.
On Bass: The Song Guys

On Bass: The Song Guys

July 23, 2014
Killer chops are great, but keeping the groove and subtlety top-of-mind when laying down the low end is all-important.
Three Must-Try Guitar Wiring Mods

Three Must-Try Guitar Wiring Mods

July 22, 2014
These DIY mods just may change the way you play.
Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: How to Buy a Guitar

Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: How to Buy a Guitar

July 18, 2014
Some keen advice on shopping for an axe.
DIY: Amp Safety 101

DIY: Amp Safety 101

July 16, 2014
Nashville amp tech and builder Kye Kennedy describes the steps you need to take to protect yourself from potentially lethal voltages before working on a tube amp.
Ask Amp Man: Does My Mesa Head Need All Eight Power Tubes?

Ask Amp Man: Does My Mesa Head Need All Eight Power Tubes?

July 9, 2014
Can you remove half the power tubes in a Mesa Simul-Class head to play at lower volume?
The Mean 18: British-Style 18-Watt Amp Kits from Mojotone and Tube Depot

The Mean 18: British-Style 18-Watt Amp Kits from Mojotone and Tube Depot

July 1, 2014
We built two killer Marshall 18-watt amp clones from kits. Which sounds best? Which was more fun to make?
Acoustic Soundboard: The Dos and Don’ts of DIY

Acoustic Soundboard: The Dos and Don’ts of DIY

June 30, 2014
Knowing how to do simple guitar-setup tasks is a good thing, but some work should be left to the professionals.
The Recording Guitarist: On Beyond Analog!

The Recording Guitarist: On Beyond Analog!

June 26, 2014
Many guitarists were reared on the dogma that only tubes provide good distortion. Like all dogma, this should be challenged.
Bass Bench: Designing a 24-string Bass

Bass Bench: Designing a 24-string Bass

June 20, 2014
The challenges of designing an extreme extended-range instrument.