November 2018

Pro Advice

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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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Fretboard Fanaticism

October 30, 2018
How much importance should be placed on the type of wood in your next guitar’s fretboard? Lots.
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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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