December 2019

Pro Advice

State of the Stomp: Save Your Dreams, Slay the Dragon

December 4, 2018
A lesson in how to adapt, survive, and thrive.
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On Bass: Handmade Tone

December 3, 2018
Most of us understand that much of our tone comes from our hands, but exactly how much is open to debate.
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Mod Garage: How to Shield Humbucking Pickup Covers

November 30, 2018
Metal covers offer shielding, but they also rob high end. Is there a way to get around this and have the best of both worlds?
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Meet the New Boss

November 28, 2018
Everyone wants lower prices and better quality when it comes to guitars and gear, but at what price?
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Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: King Mother-of-Pearl

November 26, 2018
A classic-shaped 6-string catch of the day.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: TW Special

November 23, 2018
After finding a collection of 80-year-old tools in his mother’s garage, a Swedish guitarist built an instrument that connects him to his grandfather.
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Dimed & Dangerous: So Many Tubes, So Little Time

November 23, 2018
Thinking about a tube swap? Here are four factors to consider.
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Vintage Vault: 1961 Martin F-55

November 21, 2018
A rare electric that’s just finding its place on the collectability scale.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Slimming Down the Body

November 19, 2018
If playing guitar is a personal pursuit with no grand plans of performing, is a big jumbo or dread necessary?
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Question and Obsession: Main Stage

November 15, 2018
Anderson East and PG editors discuss the coolest places to see live music.
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Signal to Noise: Glass Inside—Handle with Care?

November 15, 2018
Let’s debunk some myths about tube reliability.
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Tone Tips: The Powerhouse Pedalboard

November 13, 2018
Our resident tone guru offers sound hardware solutions for your pedalboard, with versatility and ease front of mind.
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Last Call: The Appeal of Dweedly-Dweedly

November 12, 2018
Repetitive patterns are part of a guitarist’s vocabulary, but they don’t tell the full story.
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Bass Bench: Oil, Shellac, Nitro, Polyester, and Urethane: What Gives?

November 9, 2018
Let’s put the marketing hype aside and look at the basic properties of instrument finishes.
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State of the Stomp: In Defense of Version 2

November 8, 2018
Why pedal makers keep trying to build a better mousetrap.
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Wizard of Odd: The Enigmatic ’60s Lux

November 7, 2018
How I almost passed on a rare Italian beauty—and why I didn’t.
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Vintage Vault: 1964 Gibson Dove

November 5, 2018
A 6-string rare bird with a bright, distinctive chirp.
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Trash or Treasure: Eko Sparkle Top

November 4, 2018
Has a reader’s investment in a funky, vintage Italian solidbody been profitable, or will it need to cook longer?
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Mod Garage: The Sound of Silence—Revised and Expanded

November 2, 2018
We’ll show you how to get 15 switchable sounds from a pair of 4-conductor humbuckers, courtesy of an avid PG reader.
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Tuning Up: The (Half-Facetious) Secret to Staying Young … -ish

November 1, 2018
How to rewire our inborn tendencies toward musical myopia.
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