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Tone Tips

The Monster Board

Tone Tips from the Road: The Monster Board

June 14, 2011
Having a large pedalboard with different output options allows you to have a vast palette of tones available at the stomp of a switch.
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Vintage or Modern? Yes!

Tone Tips from the Road: Vintage or Modern? Yes!

May 17, 2011
Let's consider the pros and cons of new and old guitars.
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Tone-Sculpting Backline Gear

Tone Tips from the Road: Tone-Sculpting Backline Gear

April 19, 2011
Like it or not, it’s up to you to know how to get the most out of any guitar or amp you come across.
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Tone Tips from the Road: Specialty Guitar Stew

Tone Tips from the Road: Specialty Guitar Stew

March 15, 2011
Some different qualities I look for in specialty instruments, beginning with the 6-string bass.
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Tone Tips from the Road: Covering The Tonal Bases

Tone Tips from the Road: Covering the Tonal Bases

February 15, 2011
How many guitars do you need to get the job done?
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Tone Tips from the Road: Instrument Cables 101

January 17, 2011
Let’s venture inside the cable and look at its components, beginning with the copper wire.
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Simplicity Can Be Simply Superior

Tone Tips from the Road: Simplicity Can Be Simply Superior

December 21, 2010
Chuck Berry changed the course of electric guitar and was a major influence on the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, and Jimi Hendrix—and he did it without a single pedal.
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Tone Tips from the Road: Strings, Strings, and More Strings

November 16, 2010
How different strings affect your tone.
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Pickup Height and Mic Placement

Tone Tips from the Road: Pickup Height and Mic Placement

October 20, 2010
Check out these two overlooked aspects of tone.
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A Board Introduction

Tone Tips from the Road: A Board Introduction

September 21, 2010
Get the inside scoop on a tour pedalboard.
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Recording Is a Battlefield, Part 4

June 16, 2010
Using pedals when recording
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Recording Is a Battlefield, Part 3

May 18, 2010
Be prepared for your next session by getting your arsenal of amps down
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Recording is a Battlefield, Part 2

April 15, 2010
Basic but crucial tools for the studio
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The Setup

February 11, 2010
Jared Scharff details his Saturday Night Live rig.
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Look Ma, I’m at MSG!

January 14, 2010
Jared Scharff plays Madison Square Garden - here''s what it was like.
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Things You Gotta Do to Land the Saturday Night Live Gig

December 17, 2009
Connections, preparedness and confidence lead to the gig of a lifetime.
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The Start of Something New

November 18, 2009
Introducing new columnist Jared Scharff, guitarist for Saturday Night Live
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Pedalzzzzz...

Pedalzzzzz...

October 21, 2009
Pedal addict Peter Stroud shares four of his go-to effects: EH #1 Echo, Janglebox Compression/Sustain, Pigtronix Attack Sustain and Red Witch Pentavocal Tremolo
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"I'm the rhythm guitarist..."

August 19, 2009
Peter Stroud''s tips to becoming a great rhythm guitarist
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Recording Session Gear

Recording Session Gear

July 22, 2009
Peter Stroud covers the list of gear he brings to recording sessions.
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