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Tone Tips

In our monthly Tone Tips blog, L.A.-based guitarist Peter Thorn shares his wealth of real-world knowledge by offering up useful gear and tone advice for both aspiring road dogs and studio cats.

ARTICLES

Tone Tips: Speakers—The Final Frontier

August 4, 2015
Don’t forget the importance of your drivers.
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Tone Tips: Keep It Musical

June 30, 2015
Serve the song by choosing substance over flash. You’ll be a better player for it.
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Tone Tips: Dialing in Your Gear for Great Sound

June 1, 2015
Some easy tricks for coaxing primo timbres from your guitars, amps, and pedals.
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Tone Tips: The Lowdown on Load Boxes, Attenuators, and Reamps

April 29, 2015
Making your amp work for you in any situation.
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Tone Tips: Ego - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

March 26, 2015
Exploring the yin and yang of a musician’s ego.
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Tone Tips: Maximizing Tuning Stability

March 10, 2015
Tuning tips sure to make your life easier and audience happier.
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Tone Tips: Decoding the PAF Humbucker

February 2, 2015
Why are these pickups so popular? And why does their sound vary so much from unit to unit?
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Tone Tips: Put Yourself Out There

January 4, 2015
Who says playing air guitar can’t lead to a career as a professional musician?
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Tone Tips: Rut Busters

December 11, 2014
Try these tips to navigate your way out of a playing rut.
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Tone Tips: A Working Guitarist’s Arsenal

November 12, 2014
Being a well-rounded sideman and session player requires more than just a couple of guitars.
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