November 2018

Pro Advice

Bass Bench: The Mystery of Aging Strings

February 11, 2018
What causes our strings to lose their upper frequencies over time?
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Tuning Up: Mattress Practice (Not As Tawdry As It Sounds)

February 8, 2018
How mental woodshedding can lead to better tones, riffs, songs, and … sleep?
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Wizard of Odd: “Tiki Mask” Prestige Electrics

February 5, 2018
What was up with instrument design in 1968? Far-out, dude.
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Tools for the Task: Ring Modulators

February 2, 2018
Take a walk on the wild side—or an interesting float trip through deep space—with the dark magic of a ring modulator.
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The Recording Guitarist: The Match Game

February 2, 2018
You can’t steal someone else’s audio. But you can swipe their EQ.
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On Bass: Low-End Life Hacks, Part 2

January 31, 2018
Even good habits can be hard to break, but if you occasionally try, you might discover a better bass modus operandi.
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Tone Tips: Curing Tone Issues with Practice

January 23, 2018
Practicing is a good thing, but practicing more effectively may reap rewards faster.
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State of the Stomp: Will Analog Die?

January 22, 2018
What if we live in a simulation—a digital emulation of the world?
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: The Mighty Icebreaker

January 21, 2018
At a party where someone is playing guitar for people in one corner and someone is playing with their phone on social media in another, which person is more social?
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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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