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State of the Stomp: Say “Yes” to New Sounds

State of the Stomp: Say “Yes” to New Sounds

August 29, 2016
With electric guitar, tone is as important as content.
Mod Garage: Strat-PRS Crossover Wiring

Mod Garage: Strat-PRS Crossover Wiring

August 26, 2016
Want a vast sonic palette at your fingertips? Here’s a way to get 10 unique sounds from one guitar.
Last Call: The Ballad of Mandolin Mike

Last Call: The Ballad of Mandolin Mike

August 25, 2016
A Nashville street musician’s saga is a lesson in determination and freedom.
Acoustic Soundboard: Measuring and Adjusting Your Guitar’s Action

Acoustic Soundboard: Measuring and Adjusting Your Guitar’s Action

August 23, 2016
Even if you don’t do setups yourself, knowing how to take key measurements of your guitar’s action will help you get the feel and playability you're looking for.
Staff Picks: Monster Bassists

Staff Picks: Monster Bassists

August 22, 2016
We’ve discussed underrated guitarists, but what about those holding down the groove? Jazz virtuoso Rez Abbasi joins in the conversation.
Ask Amp Man: Taming a Marshall’s Extreme Treble

Ask Amp Man: Taming a Marshall’s Extreme Treble

August 19, 2016
Here are a few easy ways to warm up a bright vintage Marshall head.
Tuning Up: Screw “5 Things Every Guitarist Should Do” Lists

Tuning Up: Screw “5 Things Every Guitarist Should Do” Lists

August 18, 2016
PG chief editor Shawn Hammond on why guitar-playing listicles are bad-news bears that push his filthy-mouth buttons.
Tone Tips: Make Your Move

Tone Tips: Make Your Move

August 16, 2016
Location may be more important in music than it is in real estate.
Bass Bench: The Gravity of Back Pain

Bass Bench: The Gravity of Back Pain

August 12, 2016
Most basses are heavy and unbalanced. Should you be concerned about how this affects your body?
State of the Stomp: How to Become a Well-Adjusted Gearhead

State of the Stomp: How to Become a Well-Adjusted Gearhead

August 9, 2016
Listen up! That’s the best way to discover how to get the most out of your gear.
The Recording Guitarist: Trashy Good Tones

The Recording Guitarist: Trashy Good Tones

August 8, 2016
Can you get great studio sounds from crappy guitars?
Guitar Shop 101: Using Super Glue in Guitar Repair

Guitar Shop 101: Using Super Glue in Guitar Repair

August 7, 2016
The fast-acting adhesive can work wonders ... if you know how to handle it safely.
Tools for the Task: Single-Coil Replacement Pickups

Tools for the Task: Single-Coil Replacement Pickups

August 5, 2016
Ten passive single-coil options for a total tonal makeover.
Vintage Vault: 1974 Gibson L-5S

Vintage Vault: 1974 Gibson L-5S

August 4, 2016
This svelte solidbody pays homage to a classic archtop.
Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Better by the Dozen

Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Better by the Dozen

August 3, 2016
If four strings aren’t floating your bass boat, have you considered 12?
On Bass: Supercharge Your Sonic Options

On Bass: Supercharge Your Sonic Options

August 1, 2016
Having multiple basses to cover a wide spectrum of tones is a good thing, but then practicality sets in.
Last Call: What’s in a Name?

Last Call: What’s in a Name?

July 31, 2016
For many bands, there’s a message behind the moniker.
Reader Guitar of the Month: Scalloped Wonder

Reader Guitar of the Month: Scalloped Wonder

July 29, 2016
PG reader John Wiley shares the saga of how he turned a yard-sale S-style into an homage to Ritchie Blackmore.
Mod Garage: Rewiring a Fender Jaguar

Mod Garage: Rewiring a Fender Jaguar

July 29, 2016
Want to beef up this iconic solidbody’s sounds? We’ll show you how.
Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: Jay Turser Branson Model

Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: Jay Turser Branson Model

July 26, 2016
Sometimes it pays to step back and do a little homework before bidding on an eBay guitar.