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State of the Stomp: Will Analog Die?

January 22, 2018
What if we live in a simulation—a digital emulation of the world?
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Ask Amp Man: Flat-Tire Fixes

January 18, 2018
Amp failed on the gig? Here’s what to check before panicking.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Humidity—Friend and Foe

January 16, 2018
Tips for maintaining a moisture level that will keep your acoustic guitar happy and healthy.
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Riff Rundown: The Toadies' "Possum Kingdom"

January 15, 2018
In our premiere of a new video series, alt-rock veteran Clark Vogeler shows you how to play the main riff of their '90s anthem.
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Last Call: Hired Gunning

January 14, 2018
The lowdown on this sideman’s life: It’s sweet!
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Road Dog: Second-Hand Stories

January 10, 2018
PG senior editor Ted Drozdowski reminisces about encounters with fabled players, including stories about and from Metallica, R.L. Burnside, Scorpions, Roy Buchanan, and ... the ghost of Jimi Hendrix?
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The Recording Guitarist: DIY Mastering Tools

January 8, 2018
We can’t always afford professional mastering for our music. So let’s make the most of the tools we have.
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The Environmentally Conscious Guitarist

January 5, 2018
Sorry Kermit, it is easy being green. From recycling and repurposing old gear, to the larger movement for harvesting sustainable woods, we explore ways players can soften their impact on the natural world.
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Ask Amp Man: Positively Negative Feedback

January 4, 2018
Wanna shake up an old Fender? Try modding the negative feedback loop.
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State of the Stomp: How’d You Hear About Them?

January 2, 2018
If net neutrality dies, will small businesses—like pedal makers—survive?
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Tone Tips: You Have Everything You Need

December 28, 2017
Before chasing down the latest and greatest gear, take inventory of what you already have. You might be surprised where it can take you.
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Mod Garage: Reverse-Engineering a Generic 4-Conductor Humbucker

December 26, 2017
If your guitar’s pickups are unbranded, you’ll face uncertainty about its internal wiring scheme. Learn how to crack the all-important color code using basic diagnostic tools.
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Speaker Geeks: Got a New Speaker? Show It Some Love

December 25, 2017
As with all things guitar, a little patience can yield big dividends.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Tel-Xploder

December 24, 2017
An experienced builder teamed with a luthier friend to build a unique Tele-Explorer, yielding this magical rock machine.
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Road Dog: The Ins and Outs of Sitting In

December 20, 2017
Respect and consideration are the guiding lights for a great jam—no matter how awesome you think you are. PG's Ted D. relates some awesome and not-so-awesome stories.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Nut Job

December 18, 2017
The nut is one of the core elements of an instrument’s DNA—provided playability and tone matter to you.
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On Bass: The Lowdown Society

December 17, 2017
Our columnist shares tips and tools he’s culled from his podcast, direct from bassists handling the low-end duties on some of the world’s biggest tours.
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Last Call: Here, Now, or Nowhere

December 13, 2017
The VIP at your next gig should be you.
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Mod Garage: Dan Armstrong’s “Super-Strat” Wiring

December 12, 2017
Maybe a stock Strat’s five sounds aren’t enough for you. Okay, how about 12?
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Tone Tips: Guitar in the Social-Media Era

December 10, 2017
Love it or hate it, tech is part of the guitar universe and here to stay, so make it work for you—not against you.
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