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Tone Tips

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...

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

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

May 20, 2009
Peter Stroud looks at the different pros, cons and options for employing or ignoring an effects loop
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Tone Tips Q&A: Tackling Noise

April 21, 2009
Peter Stroud answers reader questions on cutting down hum and noise in your rig
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Speakers: The Ultimate “Amp Mod”

March 17, 2009
Why switching speakers can be the tonal upgrade you''re looking for, and how to make sure you end up with what you''re looking for.
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At Your Fingertips

February 16, 2009
The merits of cranking the clean channel and riding the guitar''s volume control for effect
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The Big Audition

January 15, 2009
Advice on getting the big gig
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Tour Rig Geekin' 2008

December 16, 2008
Peter Stroud''s rig for Sheryl Crow''s Australia/New Zealand tour
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