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Reader Guitar of the Month: Vox Phantom XII

January 19, 2018
A PG fan refurbishes a prized but climate-damaged 12-string he’s owned for more than 50 years.
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Ask Amp Man: Flat-Tire Fixes

January 18, 2018
Amp failed on the gig? Here’s what to check before panicking.
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Vintage Vault: 1965 Guyatone LG-130T

January 17, 2018
A Bakelite-topped Japanese 6-string from a brand that charmed Cooder and Hendrix.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Humidity—Friend and Foe

January 16, 2018
Tips for maintaining a moisture level that will keep your acoustic guitar happy and healthy.
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Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: JSW Cutaway Guitar

January 15, 2018
Oh boy! A cool custom guitar built by one of Buddy Holly’s songwriting partners.
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Last Call: Hired Gunning

January 14, 2018
The lowdown on this sideman’s life: It’s sweet!
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Staff Picks: Delay or Reverb?

January 12, 2018
Big Head Todd and PG editors share their favorite method for spacing out.
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Tuning Up: My Rigs by Decade

January 9, 2018
Inspired by our recent “Quintessential Rock Rigs by Decade” feature, PG’s head honcho reminisces about the rigs that epitomize his guitar-playing years.
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The Recording Guitarist: DIY Mastering Tools

January 8, 2018
We can’t always afford professional mastering for our music. So let’s make the most of the tools we have.
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Ask Amp Man: Positively Negative Feedback

January 4, 2018
Wanna shake up an old Fender? Try modding the negative feedback loop.
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State of the Stomp: How’d You Hear About Them?

January 2, 2018
If net neutrality dies, will small businesses—like pedal makers—survive?
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Zero Sum Meets Boutique Building

December 31, 2017
The number of guitar makers these days is inspiring, but how long the market can sustain the ever-more-crowded pond of craftsmen is anybody’s guess.
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Tone Tips: You Have Everything You Need

December 28, 2017
Before chasing down the latest and greatest gear, take inventory of what you already have. You might be surprised where it can take you.
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Wizard of Odd: 1960s Zerosette JG SAD 2

December 27, 2017
How do you say “flower power” in Italian?
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Mod Garage: Reverse-Engineering a Generic 4-Conductor Humbucker

December 26, 2017
If your guitar’s pickups are unbranded, you’ll face uncertainty about its internal wiring scheme. Learn how to crack the all-important color code using basic diagnostic tools.
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Speaker Geeks: Got a New Speaker? Show It Some Love

December 25, 2017
As with all things guitar, a little patience can yield big dividends.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Tel-Xploder

December 24, 2017
An experienced builder teamed with a luthier friend to build a unique Tele-Explorer, yielding this magical rock machine.
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Bass Bench: Digital Denial

December 22, 2017
They say variety is the spice of life. But how does this apply to musicians?
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Road Dog: The Ins and Outs of Sitting In

December 20, 2017
Respect and consideration are the guiding lights for a great jam—no matter how awesome you think you are. PG's Ted D. relates some awesome and not-so-awesome stories.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Nut Job

December 18, 2017
The nut is one of the core elements of an instrument’s DNA—provided playability and tone matter to you.
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