January 1, 2020
Pete Thorn on that time when the need for a raw, emotional connection kicked vapid, self-indulgent music to the curb.
December 31, 2019
True or False: To distract from the fact that they couldn’t play their way out of a paper bag.
December 29, 2019
Oliver Ackermann (Death By Audio, A Place to Bury Strangers) shares his mantra for better music, better pedals, and a better life.
December 23, 2019
On bearded baristas, boutique guitars, and the parallels they share.
December 19, 2019
YUNGBLUD, aka Dominic Harrison, joins us in discussing how to work through creative dry spells.
December 17, 2019
Columnist Philippe Herndon on gear, freedom, and finding joy in making music.
December 16, 2019
Creativity is a state of mind. But how do we get there?
December 12, 2019
Before putting a budget instrument on the bass bench, ask yourself: Am I going to make it play, or am I lipsticking a piglet for wall art?
December 11, 2019
If your playing is feeling stagnant, there are cures for that.
December 8, 2019
You don’t have to follow some social-media megalomaniac to clean up your rig. Here are some ideas, sans the photoshopped B.S.
November 26, 2019
Take good care of your two most important pieces of digital gear.
November 21, 2019
If you’re heading into some intense woodshedding, why not make it easier?
November 19, 2019
The dichotomy of artistic freedom and selling out, and the difference between making a living and making a life.
November 18, 2019
Tone suck or lifesaver? Here’s how to decide if you can bear the cost—both economic and sonic—of this fancy technology.
November 7, 2019
Yes, their shtick/supposed beliefs are silly, but the Norwegian black metal vets are some of the most legit song crafters in heavy music.
November 5, 2019
The literal ins and outs of getting the right amp at the right price.
November 4, 2019
Feeling good about your setup always means feeling better about your guitar.
October 22, 2019
When experimenting, keep your endgame in mind.
October 21, 2019
Inspired while on the road? These devices can help.
October 17, 2019
Early on, Eddie discovered Variacs allowed him to adjust the electrical voltage output to his amps. Here’s a way to do it if you’re on a budget.