December 2016

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Ask Amp Man: Restoring a Worn Regal’s Royal Tone

Ask Amp Man: Restoring a Worn Regal’s Royal Tone

December 2, 2016
Some new components and a speaker might make an old Canadian tuber sound über.
Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: A Wing and a Player

Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: A Wing and a Player

December 1, 2016
If imitation is flattery, there’s plenty of flattery in guitar design. And that’s okay.
Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: Churchill Cigar Box Guitar

Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: Churchill Cigar Box Guitar

November 30, 2016
A simple bridge replacement makes for a killer, totally tunable tone machine.
Last Call: Find Your Sensei

Last Call: Find Your Sensei

November 28, 2016
Having a guitar guru can fill your heart with confidence—and humility.
The Recording Guitarist: Is There a Best Way to Route Your Reverb?
Trash or Treasure: Sunn Solos II

Trash or Treasure: Sunn Solos II

November 21, 2016
Twenty bucks for a 1970s Sunn combo in excellent condition makes for a Saturday well spent!
Tuning Up: Let’s Acknowledge the Caveman in the Room

Tuning Up: Let’s Acknowledge the Caveman in the Room

November 20, 2016
PG chief editor Shawn Hammond on why it’s time to move beyond dominant-male guitar lingo.
Tools for the Task: Pedalboard Power

Tools for the Task: Pedalboard Power

November 18, 2016
Ten options for fueling your pedalboard population.
On Bass: Low-End Life Hacks

On Bass: Low-End Life Hacks

November 17, 2016
Why the "right" way isn’t always the right way.
Reader Guitar of the Month: In Loving Memory of Alan Vincent

Reader Guitar of the Month: In Loving Memory of Alan Vincent

November 15, 2016
A PG fan pays tribute to a beloved son, gone too soon but never forgotten.
Acoustic Soundboard: The Challenges of Wood Sourcing

Acoustic Soundboard: The Challenges of Wood Sourcing

November 14, 2016
The lowdown on tonewood availability from a small-scale guitar manufacturer’s perspective.
Ask Amp Man: Restoring Electrical Flow to Peavey Combos

Ask Amp Man: Restoring Electrical Flow to Peavey Combos

November 11, 2016
Although certainly not a benchmark of tone, these amps delivered affordable reliability.
Staff Picks: Dream Rigs

Staff Picks: Dream Rigs

November 10, 2016
As we cross the 300 mark on number of Rig Rundowns filmed, Premier Guitar columnist Pete Thorn joins editors in naming our favorite gear-geek-out vids.
State of the Stomp: A Pedal Builder’s Pet Peeves

State of the Stomp: A Pedal Builder’s Pet Peeves

November 8, 2016
Dwarfcraft Devices' Ben Hinz serves up a checklist of how to royally piss him off.
Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: I Have Seen the Enemy, and It’s OS

Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: I Have Seen the Enemy, and It’s OS

November 6, 2016
Pop the hatch on your self-driving car, load in your automated guitar, and head out for tonight’s gig?
Bass Bench: Straight or Bowed Neck?

Bass Bench: Straight or Bowed Neck?

November 4, 2016
Here’s how to adjust your truss rod for a low-action setup.
Vintage Vault: 1985 Paul Reed Smith Custom

Vintage Vault: 1985 Paul Reed Smith Custom

November 3, 2016
A pre-production PRS that foreshadowed the guitar builder’s future successes.
Last Call: Don’t Be Dogged by Gear Dogma

Last Call: Don’t Be Dogged by Gear Dogma

November 2, 2016
Beware: Guitar mythology can become a tar pit.
Acoustic Soundboard: Water’s War on Wood

Acoustic Soundboard: Water’s War on Wood

November 1, 2016
Taylor Guitars master luthier Andy Powers explains weather and humidity's affects on guitars so you can help your instruments live less stressful lives.
Tone Tips: A Crash Course on Buffers

Tone Tips: A Crash Course on Buffers

October 31, 2016
Preserve your core tone by strategically placing a buffer in your signal chain.