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Will Ray’s Bottom Feeder: Jay Turser JT-SM Hollowbody Jazz Guitar

November 15, 2017
How a dud bargain buy became a dependable 6-string.
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Last Call: How Songs Happen

November 14, 2017
If you hang out with creative people, life can be one big art project.
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Bass Bench: Pondering the Cabinet Conundrum

November 14, 2017
Should bassists pay more attention to the humble speaker enclosure?
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Tools for the Task: Volume Pedals

November 12, 2017
Ten volume pedal options aimed at making guitarists feel swell.
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Staff Picks: Single-Coils or Humbuckers?

November 10, 2017
You don’t have to choose just one, but it’s fun to debate and there’s no accounting for tastes. Angel Vivaldi joins us in discussing our pickup preferences.
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Mod Garage: May the Phase Be with You

November 10, 2017
Use this “traffic light” table to avoid potential issues when combining single-coils from different manufacturers in one guitar.
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Tuning Up: Fingertip Trips & the Rule of the Thumb

November 8, 2017
How exploring guitardom’s least-talked-about picking technique can humanize your playing and open vast new vistas in your repertoire.
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Tone Tips: Effecting the Future

November 6, 2017
Scratching the surface of an eternal question for guitarists: What is left to discover in the guitar-effect universe?
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Trash or Treasure: Gibson B-25N

November 5, 2017
A small-body Gibson acoustic from the late ’60s appears to have weathered the decades better than many others in its model line.
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Ask Amp Man: Beefing Up a Fender Deluxe Reverb Reissue

November 1, 2017
How to add reverb and tremolo—and new tonal colors—to the “normal” channel of a workhorse amp.
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The Recording Guitarist: Crafting Countermelodies

October 31, 2017
The perfect part may be closer than you think.
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Wizard of Odd: Tracking the Elusive Humming Bird

October 30, 2017
What happens when a Mosrite Ventures model makes its way to Japan? You can bet it’s something extreme.
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Vintage Vault: Gibson Firebird I Inverness Green

October 27, 2017
A rare custom-finished ’Bird from the Gibson space-age-design playbook.
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Road Dog: Haunted Venues

October 26, 2017
Senior editor Ted Drozdowski continues his monthly Road Dog livestream with tales of the eerie places he’s played and stayed.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: The Mule

October 24, 2017
A versatile workhorse guitar with gritty tone and the capability for swapping electronics.
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State of the Stomp: Welcome Back, Bad Monkey!

October 24, 2017
A forgotten zombie pedal returns from the dead to rekindle an old friendship and bring a new perspective.
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On Bass: More Than Four Extra Notes

October 22, 2017
A little extra on top usually means something good, so why not a little extra something on the bottom?
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Speaker Geeks: Three-Part Harmony

October 20, 2017
Discover which three elements of a guitar speaker have the biggest impact on tone.
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Last Call: The Tone Quest Never Ends

October 19, 2017
An old Vibroverb inspires a hunt for a sound from our columnist’s past.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Evolutionary Control

October 18, 2017
If a guitar’s knob placement is random, planned, or a combination of both, does it make a difference?
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