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Tone Tips: Speakers—The Final Frontier

Tone Tips: Speakers—The Final Frontier

August 4, 2015
Don’t forget the importance of your drivers.
Bass Bench: Using Microphones in Acoustic Bass Guitars

Bass Bench: Using Microphones in Acoustic Bass Guitars

July 31, 2015
The pros and cons of installing an onboard mic in a flattop bass.
State of the Stomp: The Golden Age of Echo

State of the Stomp: The Golden Age of Echo

July 28, 2015
Digital delays can cover 75 percent of the echo sounds you need. So what’s the other 25 percent?
Ask Amp Man: Troubleshooting a Peavey Classic 50

Ask Amp Man: Troubleshooting a Peavey Classic 50

July 27, 2015
The Peavey Classic line included some of the company’s finest amps—but they require special troubleshooting procedures.
Guitar Shop 101: Dealing with a Stripped Truss-Rod Nut

Guitar Shop 101: Dealing with a Stripped Truss-Rod Nut

July 24, 2015
Replacing a stripped truss-rod nut can be an inexpensive DIY repair—if you know how to approach it.
On Bass: Maximize Rumble, Minimize Blowback

On Bass: Maximize Rumble, Minimize Blowback

July 23, 2015
How to create an onstage bass presence without pissing off your bandmates and FOH engineer.
Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Endorsement Check—the Other Pay to Play

Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Endorsement Check—the Other Pay to Play

July 22, 2015
How influential—if at all—are celebrity endorsements when you’re shopping for gear?
The Recording Guitarist: Are You Playing for the Song—or for Your Butt?

The Recording Guitarist: Are You Playing for the Song—or for Your Butt?

July 21, 2015
Try putting some distance between you and your amp—physically, sonically, and conceptually.
Last Call: Wayne Pauley’s Tips for Tour Survival

Last Call: Wayne Pauley’s Tips for Tour Survival

July 20, 2015
Words of wisdom from a veteran front-of-house mixer and road sensei.
Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: Jay Turser ES-125 Copy

Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: Jay Turser ES-125 Copy

July 19, 2015
A copy of my onetime dream guitar—for $145.