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iOS, Anyone?

iOS, Anyone?

July 10, 2013
No matter what style of music you make or how you prefer to work, there are apps and accessories for your iPad or other iDevice that will let you capture recordings and work on your music wherever you find yourself.
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Zero Fret

String Nut or Zero Fret?

July 5, 2013
The zero fret takes care of the intonation and, more importantly, establishes the correct and minimal string height.
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Venture

Venture Guitars

July 4, 2013
“We wanted to see more craft and soul come back into the guitar market and wanted to be a part of that,” says Bousley.
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4 Must-Have Base Tones

4 Must-Have Base Tones

July 2, 2013
Pete Thorn details how he can cover a ton of ground with four basic tones by adding the appropriate guitars and effects. What are your must-have base tones?
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National Style 1 Tricone

National Style 1 Tricone

July 1, 2013
Before the electric guitar and amplifier were invented, the only other way to make the sound of a guitar louder was to make the instrument physically bigger, so the resonator was the first version of guitar amplification.
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Floyd-FEAT

How to Set Up a Floyd Rose-Style Trem

June 30, 2013
When a Floyd Rose-style tremolo is tilted back against the body—as shown here—you can’t use the system to its full potential.
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A Very Golden Anniversary

A Very Golden Anniversary

June 29, 2013
We welcome Rick Turner to our Acoustic Soundboard column in his 50th year as a luther—what would you like to know about building acoustics?
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1955 Gibson Les Paul Custom and 1956 Gibson GA-70

1955 Gibson Les Paul Custom and 1956 Gibson GA-70

June 24, 2013
The Les Paul Custom’s sumptuous looks and special low, smooth frets earned it two nicknames: “Black Beauty” and “Fretless Wonder.”
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Factory Telecaster Wirings, Pt. 1

Factory Telecaster Wirings, Pt. 1

June 21, 2013
How Fender's factory Tele wiring evolved, and ways to mod them.
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8 Unwritten Laws of Being a Good Bandmate

June 21, 2013
See how many you're breaking, and add your own.
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It's All About the Song

It's All About the Song

June 20, 2013
A look at the kind of restraint that makes James Jamerson's basslines on Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" timeless.
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The Amplifier Wars

The Amplifier Wars

June 18, 2013
In the early days of rock, high power and huge volumes pushed equipment to the limit.
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How to Intonate a Three-Saddle Tele

How to Intonate a Three-Saddle Tele

June 14, 2013
Vintage-style, straight-bar saddles will never intonate properly—we find a way to fix this issue that doesn’t involve replacing the entire bridge.
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Attenuating a Fender Hot Rod DeVille

Attenuating a Fender Hot Rod DeVille

June 13, 2013
A band that doesn't mic their amps looks to pump the low end out into the room using a THD Hot Plate setup.
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Staff Picks: To Plug In or Not to Plug In

Staff Picks: To Plug In or Not to Plug In

June 11, 2013
Mike Keneally and PG editors in discussing the best guitar for beginners to start their journey with: acoustic or electric.
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Your Partners in Good Tone

Your Partners in Good Tone

June 9, 2013
The stage and sound techs that can make or break every gig you do.
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Fighting Feedback in a Telecaster

Fighting Feedback in a Telecaster

June 8, 2013
By addressing two of problematic areas, the following mods will dramatically reduce the chance of feedback.
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Henry Kaiser’s 5 Essential Effects

Henry Kaiser’s 5 Essential Effects

June 5, 2013
Kaiser's can't-live-without effects explained
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Preparing Your Tele for Future Mods

Preparing Your Tele for Future Mods

May 11, 2013
In anticipation of all the Telecaster mods we have in store, let’s devote this column to getting your pickups ready for the adventure. For starters, unstring your Tele and remove
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Keeping the Peace, Pt. 3

Keeping the Peace, Pt. 3

May 11, 2013
Let’s talk about how to put the four components of sound control to work in keeping sound from escaping our studios and music rooms.
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