December 2019

Pro Advice

Dimed & Dangerous: A Day in the Life

October 25, 2018
How our columnist lives the dream of being an amp designer.
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On Bass: Mail-Order Low End

October 24, 2018
Traditional recording studios continue to close, but music is still getting written and parts are still being tracked. It’s the same, yet different.
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Wizard of Odd: Surf’s Up! The Story Behind Late-’60s 700-Series Kents

October 21, 2018
What do you get when ’60s California car and beach culture collide with a young Japanese guitar designer?
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Acoustic Soundboard: The Name Game

October 19, 2018
Which component has the greatest impact on an instrument’s sound? Consider the soundboard first.
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Question and Obsession: Tom-Toms and Hi-Hats

October 16, 2018
Interpol’s Daniel Kessler and PG editors take the conversation to the skins and discuss their favorite drummers.
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Last Call: Trust Me or Fire Me

October 16, 2018
In music, movies, and maybe even life, a little faith in skill and talent makes for a better result.
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Signal to Noise: Mastering Reactive-Load Technology

October 15, 2018
With analog cab and mic simulation, you can capture the raw tone—and feel—of a raging tube amp at any volume in the studio or onstage.
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Tone Tips: Tweak Talk

October 14, 2018
Installing new pickups is, of course, a valid option if you’re not satisfied with a guitar’s tone, but tweaking elsewhere could get you where you want to be and save dollars.
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Bass Bench: The World of Finishes

October 12, 2018
Wood requires protection—especially from moisture—and there are many ways to get the job done.
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Vintage Vault: 1962 Fender Telecaster Fiesta Red

October 10, 2018
A candy-colored and road-worn Tele with a few rare turns, including an ash body.
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State of the Stomp: My Design Un-Basics

October 9, 2018
A pedal builder explains how what’s under his lid gets into a box’s enclosure.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Identity and Authenticity

October 8, 2018
Does that beautiful battle-worn axe in the window have tales to tell from stage work, or from bench work? And does it matter?
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Mod Garage: Swap That Tone Knob for a Warmth Control

October 5, 2018
Here are five inexpensive ways to bring your passive tone control to life.
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Dimed & Dangerous: Solving Occupational Hazards

October 4, 2018
Lessons from the gigging guitarist’s handbook.
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Tuning Up: Get out of Your Tone Lab, Poindexter

October 3, 2018
Sometimes the Information Age + the Golden Age of Gear simply adds up to … bluuuuuuuuuuurgh.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: The Banjolin

October 1, 2018
A roots musician converted a busted-up violin body into a unique picking machine.
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On Bass: Metronome Manipulations

October 1, 2018
Diving deeper into metronome work to develop a low-end groove you can be proud of.
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Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: The Mystery “Epiphone” Special

September 30, 2018
A battered street dog of a guitar that has all the charm of a lovable mutt.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Guitars Without Borders

September 27, 2018
Your prized acoustic was likely built in a single shop and locale, but chances are your guitar is much more worldly than you might imagine.
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Tools for the Task: Pedal Looping Systems

September 24, 2018
An organized and streamlined pedalboard equals a focused and happy player.
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