November 2018

Gigging Advice

Tone Tips: The Two-Way Street of Endorsements

March 27, 2017
Pete Thorn answers readers' questions on the changing world of gear-sponsorship deals
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On Bass: Humanity, Schmutz, and Intentional Imperfection

March 20, 2017
Your bass tracks have been edited to perfection, but is any life left in them?
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Tuning Up: Diagnosis Positive—We’re All Lunatics and D-Bags

March 13, 2017
How a 19th-century list of “ailments” that could get you sent to the nuthouse perfectly describes modern musicians.
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Last Call: Compound Interest

February 28, 2017
Why music isn’t brain surgery … or space flight, or even the iPhone.
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Tone Tips: A Mini-Board Is Born

February 27, 2017
Our tone guru assembles a tiny pedalboard to serve all his sonic needs—no amp required.
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The Recording Guitarist: A Study In Stereo Miking

February 20, 2017
What’s the best way to record acoustic guitar in stereo? X-Y? M-S? A-B? Or just plain old mono?
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On Bass: Stick to Your Resolutions

February 14, 2017
Why holding yourself to a higher standard is a musical responsibility.
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Last Call: Vibing the Divine

January 31, 2017
Albert Einstein and Brian Wilson reveal the secret of the universe: energy.
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Tone Tips: Thicken It Up!

January 27, 2017
Fatten up your sound with these tried-and-true tone roux recipes.
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The Recording Guitarist: The Narrow-Range Tuning Trick

January 23, 2017
A striking technique stolen from Sonic Youth.
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On Bass: It’s All in the Approach

January 17, 2017
Overplaying bassists aren’t typically held in high regard, but there are ways to let your creativity shine through while still maintaining a solid foundation.
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Last Call: How the Kashmere Stage Band Stayed on the Good Foot

January 5, 2017
PG's John Bohlinger ruminates on what we can all learn from a badass high-school band from Texas.
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On Bass: Tips for TV Gigs

December 15, 2016
Keeping your playing, gear, and footprint tight is the best strategy for live-recorded broadcast performances.
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State of the Stomp: Be the Change

December 6, 2016
Breaking with routine can be the best way to make real trouble and noise. Do it!
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Last Call: Find Your Sensei

November 28, 2016
Having a guitar guru can fill your heart with confidence—and humility.
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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.
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On Bass: Low-End Life Hacks

November 17, 2016
Why the "right" way isn’t always the right way.
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Last Call: Don’t Be Dogged by Gear Dogma

November 2, 2016
Beware: Guitar mythology can become a tar pit.
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Tone Tips: A Crash Course on Buffers

October 31, 2016
Preserve your core tone by strategically placing a buffer in your signal chain.
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Staff Picks: Note to Self

October 27, 2016
Mitski and PG editors go back in time and give guitar counsel to their younger selves.
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