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May 2014

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Last Call: From Front of House

Last Call: From Front of House

April 11, 2014
Get some sound advice from award-winning live mixer, Wayne Pauley.
The Recording Guitarist: Impulse Control—Mastering Fake Spaces

The Recording Guitarist: Impulse Control—Mastering Fake Spaces

April 10, 2014
Impulse responses can make your guitar sound like it was recorded anywhere.
Schecter Custom Shop Tour

Schecter Custom Shop Tour

April 8, 2014
PG visits Sun Valley, California, to go behind the scenes on how this team of skilled builders and passionate players creates the brand's USA and Masterworks guitar lines.
Guitar Shop 101: The Guitarist’s Essential Toolkit

Guitar Shop 101: The Guitarist’s Essential Toolkit

March 28, 2014
Here’s a description of the tools you need to handle routine maintenance tasks.
Bass Bench: Tuning Stability

Bass Bench: Tuning Stability

March 21, 2014
Having problems keeping your bass in tune? Before you swap out the tuning machines, ponder a few facts.
Last Call: Out of Hand

Last Call: Out of Hand

March 16, 2014
Is now the time to deal with gear dependency?
The Recording Guitarist: Two Mics Are (Sometimes) Better than One

The Recording Guitarist: Two Mics Are (Sometimes) Better than One

March 12, 2014
Recording your amp with multiple mics can add magic and mystery—or kill your tone dead.
Mod Garage: Exploring the Tele Pickup Palette

Mod Garage: Exploring the Tele Pickup Palette

March 7, 2014
If you decide to replace your Tele pickups, first do some homework and research the venerable model’s broad tonal palette.
Guitar Shop 101: How to Install Standard and Locking Strap Buttons

Guitar Shop 101: How to Install Standard and Locking Strap Buttons

February 28, 2014
Everything you need to know to easily secure your acoustic or electric.
DIY: How to Mic Your Amp for Stellar Tone

DIY: How to Mic Your Amp for Stellar Tone

February 25, 2014
See and hear various configurations of dynamic, large diaphragm, and ribbon mics recorded through a studio console, and compare the tones between different mic types and positions.