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Gigging Advice

On Bass: Chasing the “Why”

February 24, 2019
Do yourself a favor and reconnect with the reason you started playing bass in the first place.
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State of the Stomp: Let’s Remember to Be Kind

February 18, 2019
Sharing, not being overbearing, keeps the gear world a big friendly place for all.
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Tone Tips: Keep It Quiet, Part 2

February 15, 2019
Solid advice to search and destroy those unwanted noises coming from amps, pedalboards, and wireless units.
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Last Call: Wearing Out Things That Nobody Wears

February 11, 2019
Consider the power of positive dressing.
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Tuning Up: The Soul of Laura

February 4, 2019
Why Swedish post-punk outfit Division of Laura Lee claims a special spot on PG editorial director Shawn Hammond’s list of killer two-guitar bands.
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Bass Bench: Nickel Attack

January 31, 2019
Our instruments pack a lot of this alloy, which can cause allergic reactions in some platers. Do you get mysterious rashes?
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On Bass: Managing Less-Than-Magical Bandmates

January 20, 2019
Once in a while, you have to ask a bandmate to back down, turn down, or something else they probably don’t want to do.
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Dimed & Dangerous: Amps, Pedals, and Pizza Delivery

January 18, 2019
The internet can lead to great discoveries, but so can delivering pizza on a dark and stormy night.
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Tone Tips: Keep It Quiet

January 14, 2019
Looking for and alleviating the sounds you don’t want coming from your rig.
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Last Call: My Least Favorite Design Flaw

January 7, 2019
What if brain cramps are really a sign of genius?
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Tuning Up: The Scarlet Letter of Artifice

January 4, 2019
The perils of the “fake it till you make it” mentality in music.
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On Bass: Low-End Life Hacks, Part 3

December 26, 2018
Exploring more tips, tweaks, and work-arounds to make your low-end life even more enjoyable.
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Dimed & Dangerous: Preamp Tubes—Little Bottles, Big Sounds

December 21, 2018
Obey the law—Ohm’s Law, that is—and avoid tube burnout!
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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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