February 2019

Tone Tips

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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Tone Tips: All About Monitoring

October 15, 2014
In-ears or wedges? Here’s how to get the best from both onstage.
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Tone Tips: Taking It to the Wall

September 19, 2014
Hard work, a positive attitude, and giving your all is just as important as your playing.
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Tone Tips: Prepping to Tour

August 11, 2014
Advance planning for a lengthy tour will yield big dividends later on.
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Tone Tips: Developing Songs

July 8, 2014
Pete Thorn details the process he uses to compose and record instrumental “mini songs.”
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Tone Tips: The Business of Music, Circa 2014

May 22, 2014
Peter Thorn on earning a living as a professional guitarist in the 21st century.
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Tone Tips: Something to Say

May 4, 2014
Open-mindedness, experimentation, and dedication are key to getting great musical results.
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Tone Tips: Guitarists—Be Yourself

April 1, 2014
Is being a jack-of-all-trades guitarist really going to get you where you want to be?
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Tone Tips: Dialing in Maximum Tone

February 23, 2014
With so many pedal options these days, here are a some tips on how to maximize your effects for the greatest impact.
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Tone Tips: Don’t Let New Gear Stunt Your Creativity

January 31, 2014
It’s almost impossible to be creative while learning to use complex new gear. Here’s a better idea.
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Tone Tips: Dealing with Stage Fright

January 1, 2014
Combat the jitters and find your performance comfort zone.
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Tone Tips: Getting Heard, Not Buried

December 9, 2013
Rig tips to ensure your tone is heard loud and proud by both you and the audience.
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Tone Tips: What Would Linda Do?

November 4, 2013
Turning off your ego and just rolling with the punches can yield great results.
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