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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 COVID-19 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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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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DIY Relic’ing: Break the Shine

May 29, 2020
When aging a project guitar, it’s best to take it apart and start small. First, we focus on the metal.
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The Most Powerful Pedal?

May 25, 2020
It’s underappreciated and not as sexy as an overdrive or fuzz, but an EQ on your pedalboard can open myriad tonal doors.
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Rare '60s Japanese JVC Victor Still Flies Today

May 24, 2020
The flagship model for Japanese electronics juggernaut was here and gone in the blink of an eye, but certainly not because of quality issues.
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Like Peanut Butter and Chocolate: Classic Guitar & Fender-Amp Pairings

May 21, 2020
Four irresistible combinations every guitar junkie's gotta try.
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Why Plastic Bridges and Acoustic Guitars Don't Mix

May 14, 2020
Gibson has given many innovative gifts to the guitar universe, but this ’60s bridge wasn’t one of them.
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Last Call: John Bohlinger’s Top 10 Rig Rundowns

May 11, 2020
PG’s Nashville correspondent shares his favorite moments behind the camera with some of the best guitar players in the world.
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Why Self-Awareness and Communication Are Key for Self-Taught Players and Luthiers

May 8, 2020
It’s worth reminding self-learners about the dangers of knowledge gaps and the resulting risk of failing to correctly connect the dots.
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The Night Joe Pass Crashed My Gig

April 30, 2020
What coming full circle means to Andy Ellis.
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A Double-Trouble Guitar with a No-Worries Price

April 29, 2020
The 1965 Gretsch 6117 Double Anniversary makes the most of HiLo’Tron pickups and smooth playability.
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Got Noise Issues? It Could Be Your Pedalboard's Power Supply

April 22, 2020
All 9V blocks are not created equal. Here's what to look for to avoid hiss, hum, and crackle.
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