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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.
Bass Bench: Shaping Your Tones by Hand

Bass Bench: Shaping Your Tones by Hand

March 13, 2015
How does your picking hand control harmonic content?
Recording Guitarist: Outlaw Recording Lessons

Recording Guitarist: Outlaw Recording Lessons

March 9, 2015
You won’t find better music production lessons than the illicitly leaked “Multitrack Masters” recordings. Just one problem: You’re not supposed to have them.
Acoustic Soundboard: Dawn of the Specialists

Acoustic Soundboard: Dawn of the Specialists

March 8, 2015
Guitar collecting is alive and well, but the game has changed.
Tuning Up: Kill Your “Killer” Vibrato

Tuning Up: Kill Your “Killer” Vibrato

March 5, 2015
Conventional wisdom about warble technique makes you boring, not badass.
Mod Garage: Humbucker Height Adjustment

Mod Garage: Humbucker Height Adjustment

February 27, 2015
What’s the ideal pickup height? And how do you adjust the pole pieces?