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Pete Thorn

Pete Thorn

Pete Thorn is a Los Angeles-based guitarist who has toured with Chris Cornell, Melissa Etheridge, Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi, and many others. He has released two solo albums: Guitar Nerd in 2011, and 2018's Pete Thorn II.

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The Most Powerful Pedal?

May 25, 2020
It’s underappreciated and not as sexy as an overdrive or fuzz, but an EQ on your pedalboard can open myriad tonal doors.
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What Do James Hetfield and Waddy Wachtel Have in Common?

April 14, 2020
If you’re looking to step up your all-important groove-and-time game, start with some strategic rhythm development.
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Does String Gauge Really Matter? Of Course, But...

March 10, 2020
...There's a lot more to it than whether Billy Gibbons or SRV was "right."
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How to Stay Happy and Healthy on the Road

February 13, 2020
Sideman to the stars Pete Thorn shares his regimen for avoiding the pitfalls of touring.
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It’s Art, Dude, Not Sports

January 1, 2020
Pete Thorn on that time when the need for a raw, emotional connection kicked vapid, self-indulgent music to the curb.
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Tone Tips: Stuck in a Rut?

December 11, 2019
If your playing is feeling stagnant, there are cures for that.
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Tone Tips: How to Learn Songs Smart and Fast

November 21, 2019
If you’re heading into some intense woodshedding, why not make it easier?
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Tone Tips: Don’t Lose the Spark

October 21, 2019
Inspired while on the road? These devices can help.
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Tone Tips: Masters of Many

September 23, 2019
Keep pedalboards light and tight, with a jack-of-all-trades pedal.
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Tone Tips: Different Picks for Different Licks

August 16, 2019
Switching picks is the fastest and easiest way to switch up your tone and attack.
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Tone Tips: Planning Your Route

July 9, 2019
Parallel versus series routing, and how your choice impacts your effects palette.
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Tone Tips: Perhaps the Most Underrated Effect Pedal?

June 12, 2019
They’re typically simple affairs, but oh what a difference treble boosters can make.
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Tone Tips: Switch On, Tap Off

May 20, 2019
Just say no to expressive tap dancing—at least on or around your pedalboard.
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Tone Tips: Know Your Rig, Inside and Out

April 22, 2019
If you lost your signal during a gig, would you panic and freeze or find and fix the issue with ninja-like precision?
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Tone Tips: Make Your Creative Space Rock

March 24, 2019
Easy steps and tips to help open your creative floodgate in a home-studio setting—and keep it open.
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Tone Tips: Keep It Quiet, Part 2

February 15, 2019
Solid advice to search and destroy those unwanted noises coming from amps, pedalboards, and wireless units.
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NAMM 2019 Editors' Picks Day 2

January 25, 2019
Session guitarist/demo guy extraordinaire (and PG Tone Tips columnist) Pete Thorn joins us to discuss the latest gear from Ernie Ball, Alexander Pedals, Waterloo, Sound City, and more.
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Tone Tips: Keep It Quiet

January 14, 2019
Looking for and alleviating the sounds you don’t want coming from your rig.
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Tone Tips: Attitude Equals Impact

December 12, 2018
Phil X talks about the approach, technique, and attitude needed for standing out and getting the gig.
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Tone Tips: The Powerhouse Pedalboard

November 13, 2018
Our resident tone guru offers sound hardware solutions for your pedalboard, with versatility and ease front of mind.
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