November 2018

Pro Advice

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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On Bass: The Lowdown Society

December 17, 2017
Our columnist shares tips and tools he’s culled from his podcast, direct from bassists handling the low-end duties on some of the world’s biggest tours.
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Trash or Treasure: Johnson Marquis JM120 Stereo

December 15, 2017
An innovative but short-lived modeling amp that brought tube tone to guitarists leery of digital circuitry.
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Vintage Vault: 1950 Gibson ES-300

December 14, 2017
A classic double-P-90 model that helped introduce laminated-wood guitar bodies.
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Last Call: Here, Now, or Nowhere

December 13, 2017
The VIP at your next gig should be you.
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Mod Garage: Dan Armstrong’s “Super-Strat” Wiring

December 12, 2017
Maybe a stock Strat’s five sounds aren’t enough for you. Okay, how about 12?
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Wizard of Odd: 1964 Supro Dual Tone

December 11, 2017
Who needs tonewood? We’ve got fiberglass, baby!
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Tone Tips: Guitar in the Social-Media Era

December 10, 2017
Love it or hate it, tech is part of the guitar universe and here to stay, so make it work for you—not against you.
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Staff Picks: Best Live Guitar 2017

December 8, 2017
What guitar player did you see this year that you can’t forget? Heart’s Nancy Wilson and PG editors discuss the best players they saw last year.
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