April 29, 2016
Luthier Frank Falbo on the Dos and Don’ts of building a parts guitar.
April 21, 2016
Dutch experimental builder Yuri Landman creates a microtonal avant-rock playground for the former Sonic Youth axeman.
April 15, 2016
Learn how a zero fret functions and why it sometimes needs to be replaced.
April 14, 2016
Convert an acoustic or electric 6-string into a soulful tone machine for just a few bucks.
April 14, 2016
How to make the metronome your new best friend.
April 13, 2016
Playing bass in a duo often requires making adjustments to your approach, but can be a very rewarding artistic endeavor when done right.
April 11, 2016
Intermittent problems can be caused by a variety of sources, from failed tube sockets to an arcing switch.
April 8, 2016
Four ways to bring classic Stratocaster sounds to your Tele.
April 5, 2016
Recording gear advice for total beginners.
April 4, 2016
Here’s a hint: If you agreed with Gene Simmons’ latest foot-in-mouth incident, you definitely have it.
April 1, 2016
In the real world, noise happens.
March 28, 2016
Configured with the right accessories and apps, today’s smartphones, tablets, and laptops let you track virtually anywhere you happen to be. Here’s what you need to know.
March 25, 2016
Passive pickups, active electronics, and acoustic-electric guitars with dual-pickup sources all require different types of output jacks. Do you know how to wire them up?
March 22, 2016
The artist’s path has hurdles. Don’t get caught up on them.
March 17, 2016
How to practice staying even when bass lines get odd.
March 14, 2016
Apple’s new Music Memos app is a godsend for guitarists on the go.
March 4, 2016
Can you merge the best qualities of a Strat and Tele?
March 2, 2016
A dead amp bought for next to nothing might—with a few inexpensive fixes—become a new workhorse.
February 25, 2016
If you’re not getting the tone you want out of your acoustic, a simple and quick tweak might get you a little closer.
February 23, 2016
A blown fuse can mean your amp has bigger problems. Here’s how to find them.