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On Bass: Drummers Get Personal

On Bass: Drummers Get Personal

October 30, 2014
Three world-class drummers wax poetic on what’s most important to them in a bassist.
DIY: How to Install Onboard Effects

DIY: How to Install Onboard Effects

October 28, 2014
With all the pedals on the market today, why bother putting effects inside your guitar? Because it can open new tonal vistas—and it’s fun! Here’s a step-by-step guide.
Guitar Shop 101: Tips for Buying a Used Flattop

Guitar Shop 101: Tips for Buying a Used Flattop

October 24, 2014
Thinking about buying a used flattop? These tips will help you avoid costly mistakes.
Last Call: What Would Keith Do?

Last Call: What Would Keith Do?

October 23, 2014
Can creating a stage persona make you a better musician?
Ask Amp Man: Dean Markley Signature Series Amps

Ask Amp Man: Dean Markley Signature Series Amps

October 22, 2014
Clapton, Lifeson, and Summers used them, but 30 years later, these innovative amps are largely forgotten.
DIY: How to Float a Strat Trem

DIY: How to Float a Strat Trem

October 21, 2014
In this step-by-step tutorial, Nashville guitar tech John LeVan demonstrates how to “float” a two-post Stratocaster tremolo so it can both lower and raise the strings’ pitch.
Tone Tips: All About Monitoring

Tone Tips: All About Monitoring

October 15, 2014
In-ears or wedges? Here’s how to get the best from both onstage.
Mod Garage: The Dick Dale Wiring

Mod Garage: The Dick Dale Wiring

October 9, 2014
The unique wiring scheme behind the definitive surf sound.
On Bass: Doubling (aka A Tale of Two Basses)

On Bass: Doubling (aka A Tale of Two Basses)

October 6, 2014
Three world-class bassists talk about being proficient on both electric and upright.
State of the Stomp: A Brilliant Pedalboard Book

State of the Stomp: A Brilliant Pedalboard Book

October 5, 2014
Japanese audio guru Yukihiro Hayashi shares his techniques for building the perfect pedalboard.