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DIY: Relic’ing Tuners, Part 1

August 7, 2020
Our relic’ing series continues. Here’s an easy way to age the metal casings of guitar tuners.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: "Hot Wonderful" Circuit-Board 6-String

August 3, 2020
A guitarist finds a shipping shortcut through Amazon and tries out a no-frills, peel-and-stick body customization.
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Dialing 9-1-1 for a Hoyer 725

August 2, 2020
Resuscitating a quirky, heavily damaged ’60s-era electric is made possible by a skilled technician and friend.
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Recording Dojo: Understanding Compression, Pt. 2

July 31, 2020
Epic settings for industry-standard compressors.
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Last Call: Why We Like Distortion

July 30, 2020
While researching guitarists’ obsession with tone, I found a fascinating take on why heightened sound frequencies excite humans.
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Prepare for Takeoff on the Modular-Synth Spaceship

July 27, 2020
Looking for the otherworldly? Here are some devices and concepts that point the way.
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Jol Dantzig’s Esoterica Electrica: Walking the Simulated Sonic Runway

July 19, 2020
If a plug-in can make a Strat-like sound out of a Les Paul, or a hollow jazz box out of a Tele, what does it mean to be a guitar builder today?
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A Rock ’n’ Roll Survivor Beats the Odds Again

July 12, 2020
Time and a tornado can’t stop this 18-watt Gibson GA-20 Minuteman—or the little Nashville guitar shop that’s selling it.
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The Anatomy of a Bass String

July 10, 2020
Taking some time to explore a bit deeper than the winding.
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The Woodshed Chronicles

July 9, 2020
Songwriter/guitarist Lauren Strange, PG editors, and our reader of the month share the guitar projects they’ve embarked on during the pandemic.
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This Father’s Day I Was in Lockdown. Two Years Ago I Was Hanging with Robert Plant (Sort Of).

July 5, 2020
How the pandemic has reshaped my perception of that first live experience with the Zep legend.
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The Fascinating Peavey T-60 Tone Circuit

July 3, 2020
With out-of-phase and coil-switching options, a treble-bleed network, and individual volume and tone controls for each pickup, this dual-humbucker’s wiring was ahead of its time when it came out in 1978.
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A Thick Body Rick Classic in Perfect Fireglo

June 29, 2020
This 381 from 1970 also features then-new Hi-Gain single-coil pickups.
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Will Ray’s Bottom Feeder: Bohemian “Old Glory” Oil-Can Guitar

June 22, 2020
After a time-consuming series of tweaks, our columnist is glad he didn’t can the can.
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Owning Up

June 19, 2020
Have you ever wished you said something in the heat of a moment, but for whatever reason you didn’t … only to sorely regret it later?
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Last Call: Things I Learned During Quarantine

June 12, 2020
Lockdown isn’t easy, but it’s revealed some lessons, both trivial (Alexa can fart on demand) and divine (guitar is alive and well).
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Recording Dojo: Understanding Compression, Pt. 1

June 8, 2020
Comprehending one of the studio's most important but mysterious tools—with metaphorical cocktails!
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Automatic Tuners for the Basses

June 5, 2020
Keeping the low-end’s high-tech on the down-low.
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Walter Becker’s 1968 Ampeg AMUB-1 Bass

May 31, 2020
We're not sure which recordings the Steely Dan legend used it on, if any, but that doesn't mean it's not a fascinating find!
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