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Three Must-Try Guitar Wiring Mods

Three Must-Try Guitar Wiring Mods

July 22, 2014
These DIY mods just may change the way you play.
Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: How to Buy a Guitar

Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: How to Buy a Guitar

July 18, 2014
Some keen advice on shopping for an axe.
DIY: Amp Safety 101

DIY: Amp Safety 101

July 16, 2014
Nashville amp tech and builder Kye Kennedy describes the steps you need to take to protect yourself from potentially lethal voltages before working on a tube amp.
Ask Amp Man: Does My Mesa Head Need All Eight Power Tubes?

Ask Amp Man: Does My Mesa Head Need All Eight Power Tubes?

July 9, 2014
Can you remove half the power tubes in a Mesa Simul-Class head to play at lower volume?
The Mean 18: British-Style 18-Watt Amp Kits from Mojotone and Tube Depot

The Mean 18: British-Style 18-Watt Amp Kits from Mojotone and Tube Depot

July 1, 2014
We built two killer Marshall 18-watt amp clones from kits. Which sounds best? Which was more fun to make?
Acoustic Soundboard: The Dos and Don’ts of DIY

Acoustic Soundboard: The Dos and Don’ts of DIY

June 30, 2014
Knowing how to do simple guitar-setup tasks is a good thing, but some work should be left to the professionals.
The Recording Guitarist: On Beyond Analog!

The Recording Guitarist: On Beyond Analog!

June 26, 2014
Many guitarists were reared on the dogma that only tubes provide good distortion. Like all dogma, this should be challenged.
Bass Bench: Designing a 24-string Bass

Bass Bench: Designing a 24-string Bass

June 20, 2014
The challenges of designing an extreme extended-range instrument.
Guitar Shop 101: Demystifying Truss-Rod Tools

Guitar Shop 101: Demystifying Truss-Rod Tools

June 13, 2014
Okay, you want to adjust your guitar’s truss rod. What’s the right tool?
Last Call: Growing Apart

Last Call: Growing Apart

June 6, 2014
What’s it like to revisit the music of one’s youth?