November 2018

Pro Advice

On Bass: Entering the Reggae Trance

May 7, 2018
Stirring up your skill set with some reggae technique will do plenty more than simply allow you to play the genre.
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Bass Bench: The Evolution of MIDI Bass

May 4, 2018
Can low-enders create lush orchestrations all by themselves?
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The Recording Guitarist: Some Basic Variables of Recording Electric Guitars

May 3, 2018
Learn the sounds of different speaker, mic, and cabinet types.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Sundial Fender Stratocaster

May 2, 2018
A reader enlists a young artist to help refinish his guitar with a custom paint job that tells a story.
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State of the Stomp: Musing on Two-Amp Rigs and Stereo Effects

April 30, 2018
Is a “wet/dry” rig stereo? Is there such a thing as “true stereo” and does it work onstage? The debate rages on.
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Mod Garage: Breakthrough! Electroswitch’s New 6-Way Strat Switch

April 27, 2018
Now it’s easier than ever to add that missing Tele-inspired dual-pickup configuration to your Strat.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Vox-Style Teardrop

April 26, 2018
A guitarist channels the musical mojo of his late bandmate with this Brian Jones-inspired axe.
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Vintage Vault: 1960/’61 Hofner Committee

April 25, 2018
A rare-bird version of the German builder’s top-of-the-line acoustic archtop.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Just Say No to Cracks

April 23, 2018
A crack on your prized guitar might feel like the end of the world, but it can be remedied if you follow a few easy guidelines.
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Staff Picks: Crazy Mods

April 20, 2018
A Perfect Circle’s Billy Howerdel joins editors in discussing some of the wildest guitar updates we’ve seen, as well as current musical obsessions.
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Tuning Up: A Chord, Perhaps, Mr. Creosote?

April 19, 2018
How guitarists are like the most disgusting character in Monty Python’s history.
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Last Call: Worst Gig Ever

April 13, 2018
Fish cleaner, kissing bandit, parasite host, or bad-luck honky-tonk bass player?
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Tone Tips: Volume, Dynamics, Guitar

April 12, 2018
Let the guitar be the instrument it was meant to be, which is not a synthesizer.
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The Recording Guitarist: The Limits of Loud

April 10, 2018
You can only pump up the volume so far.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Faking It

April 9, 2018
Does this crap guitar make me look authentic?
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Ask Amp Man: Tone Tweaks for a Carvin Series III X

April 6, 2018
Bolstering an amp that boogied its way alongside the ’80s competition from Petaluma.
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Signal to Noise: In the Beginning

April 5, 2018
Can a lawn-mower flywheel lead to a “horrendous and beautiful” guitar sound?
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On Bass: Deconstructing a Perfect Bass Line: “The Image”

April 3, 2018
Victor Brodén extols the virtues of bassist Randy Jackson’s “pick” and ghost-note techniques, and explains how copping Jackson’s approach can serve a player well.
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State of the Stomp: Breathing Room

April 2, 2018
The search for time and space—to create.
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Mod Garage: Meet Göldo’s Double Wafer 3-Way Switch

March 30, 2018
When it comes to 3-way pickup selectors, there’s a new kid in town. Would you like an introduction?
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