See how the extensive live setups used by Flea and Josh Klinghoffer have morphed since their 2012 I'm with You tour.

This 1959 Fender Strat is called “Chick” after famed L.A. Lakers play-by-play announcer Francis Dayle "Chick" Hearn. On a previous tour, Josh was playing the closing solo in “Give It Away” when he dropped his pick and resorted to strumming the strings with his fist resulting in a fierce blow to the Strat’s middle pickup. The price tag for an original ’59 pickguard was too steep—over two grand—so Ian put a Band-Aid on it and voilà.

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Made in Canada, this two-voice guitar features a chambered Mahogany body, carved Swamp Ash top, 25.5” scale Mahogany neck and Rosewood Fingerboard.

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What Is Compression & How It Works on Guitar | Recording Dojo

Comprehending one of the studio's most important but mysterious tools—with metaphorical cocktails!

[Originally published 6/8/2020]

Welcome to Recording Dojo—PG’s new monthly column pertaining to recording and engineering, with guitarists in mind. Think of this column as your place to develop better audio-recording skills, experiment with new techniques and gear and, most importantly, mindsets. So bring your best self forward and your willingness to learn … the dojo is now open.

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A collaboration honoring Grammy-award winner and guitar virtuoso Christone "Kingfish" Ingram featuring his signature humbucking pickups.

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