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Tuning Up: For Those Feeling Like an Unmade Bed

September 17, 2019
A shout-out of solidarity (and thanks) for those suffering through life’s not-so-cool fits of shrieking fuzz.
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Last Call: Sing for Your Gig

September 16, 2019
Why should you be singing? It will help your career, plus it feels good.
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Bass Bench: Who Really Built That “Custom” Guitar?

September 13, 2019
The truth about how some boutique and mainstream instrument builders keep endorsers happy and prices low.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Under Pressure

September 9, 2019
Taylor's Andy Powers takes a closer look at how piezoelectric pickups amplify acoustic guitars.
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Silver and Black: Simple Tube Tricks for Beginners

September 2, 2019
Need more headroom or gain? Spin the bottles.
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Mod Garage: Working with Shielded Coax and Teflon-Insulated Wire

August 30, 2019
If you want pro results from your modding adventures, you need to learn how to handle these specialized types of cabling.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Why Wood?

August 28, 2019
When a plastic guitar falls in the woods …
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Vintage Vault: 1968 Vincent Bell Coral Electric Sitar

August 25, 2019
A sonic touchstone from the psychedelic-rock era.
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Wizard of Odd: Mid-’60s Astrotone

August 23, 2019
Blasting off with a difficult-to-find, but very cool MIJ guitar from the violin world.
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Last Call: Close Your Eyes, Be Transported

August 20, 2019
Put on the blinders, focus inward, and tap into the moment.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Scale Length and String Tension

August 19, 2019
A deeper look at how your flattop's dimensions affect both its tones and its responsiveness.
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Tone Tips: Different Picks for Different Licks

August 16, 2019
Switching picks is the fastest and easiest way to switch up your tone and attack.
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Question and Obsession: First Songs

August 13, 2019
Illiterate Light’s Jeff Gorman joins us in remembering the first tunes we learned to play on guitar.
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Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: Epiphone Les Paul SL

August 12, 2019
When it comes to mods, sometimes two guitars make a better one.
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Tuning Up: Let It Ride (or “What NAMM Can Teach Us About TB”)

August 11, 2019
A double-entendre-laced love letter to road trips and gear shows.
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Bass Bench: Signal Processing in Class-D Amps

August 9, 2019
Making the case for small and light, relatively cheap, and energy efficient.
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State of the Stomp: Debugging Your Pedalboard on the Gig

August 7, 2019
Tips for finding and fixing issues with your stomp system on the fly.
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Love and Sockets: 1964 Supro Tremo-Verb

August 5, 2019
A killer old-school growler once owned by a little old lady from Providence, Rhode Island.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Brand New Plan

July 31, 2019
When things go off course, pros turn creative.
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State of the Stomp: When the Freak Becomes Your Friend

July 26, 2019
Don’t just embrace chaos—court it! And sonically leave the planet.
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