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Mod Garage: The Pros and Cons of Plastic-Coated Wire

February 22, 2019
It’s the most common type of wire found in modern production electrics. But how much do you actually know about it?
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Question and Obsession: Pandora’s Stompbox

February 20, 2019
Cass McCombs and PG editors discuss the pro pedalboards they dream about.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Aged Acoustics Come of Age

February 19, 2019
Following in the steps of electric guitars and designer denims, the well-worn look is coming into vogue for production acoustic guitars.
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State of the Stomp: Let’s Remember to Be Kind

February 18, 2019
Sharing, not being overbearing, keeps the gear world a big friendly place for all.
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Tone Tips: Keep It Quiet, Part 2

February 15, 2019
Solid advice to search and destroy those unwanted noises coming from amps, pedalboards, and wireless units.
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Last Call: Wearing Out Things That Nobody Wears

February 11, 2019
Consider the power of positive dressing.
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Signal to Noise: Are Handwired Amps Superior to PCB-Based Designs?

February 8, 2019
Amps with printed circuit boards often get a bad rap, yet that’s not always justified.
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Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: 1982 G&L SC-2

February 5, 2019
Sometimes the best low bid is a trade.
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Tuning Up: The Soul of Laura

February 4, 2019
Why Swedish post-punk outfit Division of Laura Lee claims a special spot on PG editorial director Shawn Hammond’s list of killer two-guitar bands.
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Bass Bench: Nickel Attack

January 31, 2019
Our instruments pack a lot of this alloy, which can cause allergic reactions in some platers. Do you get mysterious rashes?
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Mod Garage: Deep Diving into Treble-Bleed Networks

January 22, 2019
Does it bug you to lose treble when you roll back the guitar volume? Here are three solutions to that problem.
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Acoustic Soundboard: The Shape of Things

January 21, 2019
Resonant frequencies characterize a guitar’s tone, and resonance begins with an instrument’s size and shape.
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On Bass: Managing Less-Than-Magical Bandmates

January 20, 2019
Once in a while, you have to ask a bandmate to back down, turn down, or something else they probably don’t want to do.
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Dimed & Dangerous: Amps, Pedals, and Pizza Delivery

January 18, 2019
The internet can lead to great discoveries, but so can delivering pizza on a dark and stormy night.
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Vintage Vault: 1967 Hagström F-300

January 17, 2019
A Swedish gem that's still got tons of rock ’n’ roll swagger—and a lot of switches!
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: String Theory

January 17, 2019
Looking to improve your relationship with your guitar? Explore the space between the lines.
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Tools for the Task: J-Bass-Style Replacement Pickups

January 14, 2019
Reward yourself and your Jazz or J-style bass by conjuring up a new (or old) voice through a set of replacement pickups.
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Tone Tips: Keep It Quiet

January 14, 2019
Looking for and alleviating the sounds you don’t want coming from your rig.
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Trash or Treasure: Framus Strato Super

January 13, 2019
They may not command the price or popularity of some other ’60s vintage guitars, but these solidbodies from Germany have a solid footing in guitar history.
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Signal to Noise: The Brown Sound

January 11, 2019
How did EVH achieve his signature tone?
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