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Tone Tips: Keep It Musical

Tone Tips: Keep It Musical

June 30, 2015
Serve the song by choosing substance over flash. You’ll be a better player for it.
Guitar Shop 101: Five Ways to Rock a Dremel

Guitar Shop 101: Five Ways to Rock a Dremel

June 26, 2015
How to use a high-speed rotary tool for precision guitar repair.
Acoustic Soundboard: Guitar Finishes and Care 101

Acoustic Soundboard: Guitar Finishes and Care 101

June 24, 2015
The pros and cons of the two most common acoustic-guitar finishes.
State of the Stomp: Easy Does It

State of the Stomp: Easy Does It

June 22, 2015
Smart switching can make your onstage experience simpler and more stress-free.
Mod Garage: The Trouble with Tribbles

Mod Garage: The Trouble with Tribbles

June 18, 2015
Potentiometers are small and cute, but it pays to know their anatomy.
The Recording Guitarist: Speakers? We Don’t Need No Stinking Speakers!

The Recording Guitarist: Speakers? We Don’t Need No Stinking Speakers!

June 15, 2015
How to record your amp direct—and make it sound great!
Last Call: Hitting the Curve

Last Call: Hitting the Curve

June 8, 2015
Is fretboard mastery more about mind control than digital dexterity?
Tone Tips: Dialing in Your Gear for Great Sound

Tone Tips: Dialing in Your Gear for Great Sound

June 1, 2015
Some easy tricks for coaxing primo timbres from your guitars, amps, and pedals.
Ask Amp Man: Beefing Up a Vintage Fender Vibrolux Reverb

Ask Amp Man: Beefing Up a Vintage Fender Vibrolux Reverb

May 27, 2015
Can you turn a vintage Fender Vibrolux Reverb into a mini Super Reverb?
On Bass: Prep Like a Pro

On Bass: Prep Like a Pro

May 26, 2015
Try a form chart to help you learn a song inside and out.