November 2018

Gigging Advice

Road Dog: The Ins and Outs of Sitting In

December 20, 2017
Respect and consideration are the guiding lights for a great jam—no matter how awesome you think you are. PG's Ted D. relates some awesome and not-so-awesome stories.
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On Bass: The Lowdown Society

December 17, 2017
Our columnist shares tips and tools he’s culled from his podcast, direct from bassists handling the low-end duties on some of the world’s biggest tours.
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Last Call: Here, Now, or Nowhere

December 13, 2017
The VIP at your next gig should be you.
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Tone Tips: Guitar in the Social-Media Era

December 10, 2017
Love it or hate it, tech is part of the guitar universe and here to stay, so make it work for you—not against you.
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State of the Stomp: The Future—Younger, More Female, or Else!

December 3, 2017
Are guitars going the way of the saxophone?
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Bass Bench: Power to the Bass Peeps!

December 1, 2017
Why do bassists need so much wattage to be heard?
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What’s in a Neck?

November 30, 2017
If you’re lucky, your guitar neck can feel as familiar and comfortable as an old pair of jeans, but there’s more to it than meets the eye. Discover the ABCs—make that the CUVs—of this crucial appendage.
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Road Dog: Road Food

November 29, 2017
The good, the bad, and the really, really ugly. PG's Ted Drozdowski shares how to find great and not-so-great eats on the road, and survive your drummer's fiery digestive tract.
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Tuning Up: Bullsh*t Soundscapists vs. True-Blue Bloozmeisters

November 26, 2017
Get ready to enter the flag-waving purist’s No Spin Zone—where fired-up traditionalists stick it to insulting shoegazers!
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: The Tone Inside Your Head

November 20, 2017
Achieving the sound that permeates your brain is rarely an easy task, so be sure to focus on enjoying the journey.
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On Bass: Pedal Power

November 17, 2017
Explore the potent technique of using pedal tones on electric bass.
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Last Call: How Songs Happen

November 14, 2017
If you hang out with creative people, life can be one big art project.
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Tuning Up: Fingertip Trips & the Rule of the Thumb

November 8, 2017
How exploring guitardom’s least-talked-about picking technique can humanize your playing and open vast new vistas in your repertoire.
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Tone Tips: Effecting the Future

November 6, 2017
Scratching the surface of an eternal question for guitarists: What is left to discover in the guitar-effect universe?
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The Recording Guitarist: Crafting Countermelodies

October 31, 2017
The perfect part may be closer than you think.
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Road Dog: Haunted Venues

October 26, 2017
Senior editor Ted Drozdowski continues his monthly Road Dog livestream with tales of the eerie places he’s played and stayed.
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State of the Stomp: Welcome Back, Bad Monkey!

October 24, 2017
A forgotten zombie pedal returns from the dead to rekindle an old friendship and bring a new perspective.
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On Bass: More Than Four Extra Notes

October 22, 2017
A little extra on top usually means something good, so why not a little extra something on the bottom?
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Last Call: The Tone Quest Never Ends

October 19, 2017
An old Vibroverb inspires a hunt for a sound from our columnist’s past.
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Tuning Up: Junkie Medicine for Sad Sacks & Mofos

October 15, 2017
A shred god’s snide declaration sets off PG’s editorial director (again) and gets him ruminating on what unites the unwashed guitar masses.
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