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Gigging Advice

Clone Your Clean Amp Tones!

December 20, 2018
Discover how to create hyper-realistic models of your favorite combos and stacks using impulse-response technology.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: The Curious Hepcat

December 20, 2018
Practicing the art of listening, sharing, and looking around for the sake of learning.
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State of the Stomp: How Much Is Your Art Worth, Dude?

December 19, 2018
Demystifying the cost of boutique pedals.
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Question and Obsession: Upside-Down Frown

December 13, 2018
Julien Baker of boygenius joins us in discussing songs that lift our spirits.
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Tone Tips: Attitude Equals Impact

December 12, 2018
Phil X talks about the approach, technique, and attitude needed for standing out and getting the gig.
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Last Call: Adaptation

December 10, 2018
In an ever-changing world, it’s evolve, resist, or both.
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State of the Stomp: Save Your Dreams, Slay the Dragon

December 4, 2018
A lesson in how to adapt, survive, and thrive.
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On Bass: Handmade Tone

December 3, 2018
Most of us understand that much of our tone comes from our hands, but exactly how much is open to debate.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Meet the New Boss

November 28, 2018
Everyone wants lower prices and better quality when it comes to guitars and gear, but at what price?
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Question and Obsession: Main Stage

November 15, 2018
Anderson East and PG editors discuss the coolest places to see live music.
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Tone Tips: The Powerhouse Pedalboard

November 13, 2018
Our resident tone guru offers sound hardware solutions for your pedalboard, with versatility and ease front of mind.
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Last Call: The Appeal of Dweedly-Dweedly

November 12, 2018
Repetitive patterns are part of a guitarist’s vocabulary, but they don’t tell the full story.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Fretboard Fanaticism

October 30, 2018
How much importance should be placed on the type of wood in your next guitar’s fretboard? Lots.
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On Bass: Mail-Order Low End

October 24, 2018
Traditional recording studios continue to close, but music is still getting written and parts are still being tracked. It’s the same, yet different.
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Acoustic Soundboard: The Name Game

October 19, 2018
Which component has the greatest impact on an instrument’s sound? Consider the soundboard first.
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Last Call: Trust Me or Fire Me

October 16, 2018
In music, movies, and maybe even life, a little faith in skill and talent makes for a better result.
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Signal to Noise: Mastering Reactive-Load Technology

October 15, 2018
With analog cab and mic simulation, you can capture the raw tone—and feel—of a raging tube amp at any volume in the studio or onstage.
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Bass Bench: The World of Finishes

October 12, 2018
Wood requires protection—especially from moisture—and there are many ways to get the job done.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Identity and Authenticity

October 8, 2018
Does that beautiful battle-worn axe in the window have tales to tell from stage work, or from bench work? And does it matter?
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Tuning Up: Get out of Your Tone Lab, Poindexter

October 3, 2018
Sometimes the Information Age + the Golden Age of Gear simply adds up to … bluuuuuuuuuuurgh.
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