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Mod Garage: Telecaster Series Wiring

Mod Garage: Telecaster Series Wiring

April 17, 2015
Get meatier Tele sounds without changing your pickups.
State of the Stomp: Quiet Time

State of the Stomp: Quiet Time

April 13, 2015
Simple techniques to banish pedalboard noise and hum.
Ask Amp Man: Taming a Hiwatt DR-201

Ask Amp Man: Taming a Hiwatt DR-201

April 6, 2015
When it comes to super-powerful tube amps, can you have too much of a good thing?
10 Ways to Optimize Your Guitar for Under $100

10 Ways to Optimize Your Guitar for Under $100

April 2, 2015
Fighting your axe instead of making great music? Review the fundamentals of a great setup with Nashville luthier Tony Nagy.
Recording Guitarist: In Search of Ancient Ambience

Recording Guitarist: In Search of Ancient Ambience

March 31, 2015
Cloning the otherworldly sounds of the Southwest’s ruins.
Mod Garage: Trad Strat and Bridge 'Bucker Tones

Mod Garage: Trad Strat and Bridge 'Bucker Tones

March 27, 2015
A standard Strat pickup set—and—a switchable humbucker.
Last Call: Lost Knowledge

Last Call: Lost Knowledge

March 23, 2015
Was the Energy Dome-wearing Devo correct back in the 1980s when they proposed that society was regressing?
Essential Gig Tips for Acoustic Guitarists

Essential Gig Tips for Acoustic Guitarists

March 20, 2015
Fingerstyle wizard Pete Huttlinger shares his secrets for sounding great onstage.
Guitar Shop 101: Tips for Replacing a 3-way Toggle

Guitar Shop 101: Tips for Replacing a 3-way Toggle

March 20, 2015
Got a finicky selector on your dual-pickup guitar? No worries—it’s an easy fix.
On Bass: Slap Bass Fundamentals

On Bass: Slap Bass Fundamentals

March 17, 2015
Before you go slaphappy, get a firm grip on the basics.