January 2019

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On Bass: Managing Less-Than-Magical Bandmates

On Bass: Managing Less-Than-Magical Bandmates

January 20, 2019
Once in a while, you have to ask a bandmate to back down, turn down, or something else they probably don’t want to do.
Dimed & Dangerous: Amps, Pedals, and Pizza Delivery

Dimed & Dangerous: Amps, Pedals, and Pizza Delivery

January 18, 2019
The internet can lead to great discoveries, but so can delivering pizza on a dark and stormy night.
Tone Tips: Keep It Quiet

Tone Tips: Keep It Quiet

January 14, 2019
Looking for and alleviating the sounds you don’t want coming from your rig.
Last Call: My Least Favorite Design Flaw

Last Call: My Least Favorite Design Flaw

January 7, 2019
What if brain cramps are really a sign of genius?
Tuning Up: The Scarlet Letter of Artifice

Tuning Up: The Scarlet Letter of Artifice

January 4, 2019
The perils of the “fake it till you make it” mentality in music.
On Bass: Low-End Life Hacks, Part 3

On Bass: Low-End Life Hacks, Part 3

December 26, 2018
Exploring more tips, tweaks, and work-arounds to make your low-end life even more enjoyable.
Dimed & Dangerous: Preamp Tubes—Little Bottles, Big Sounds

Dimed & Dangerous: Preamp Tubes—Little Bottles, Big Sounds

December 21, 2018
Obey the law—Ohm’s Law, that is—and avoid tube burnout!
Clone Your Clean Amp Tones!

Clone Your Clean Amp Tones!

December 20, 2018
Discover how to create hyper-realistic models of your favorite combos and stacks using impulse-response technology.
Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: The Curious Hepcat

Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: The Curious Hepcat

December 20, 2018
Practicing the art of listening, sharing, and looking around for the sake of learning.
State of the Stomp: How Much Is Your Art Worth, Dude?

State of the Stomp: How Much Is Your Art Worth, Dude?

December 19, 2018
Demystifying the cost of boutique pedals.
Question and Obsession: Upside-Down Frown

Question and Obsession: Upside-Down Frown

December 13, 2018
Julien Baker of boygenius joins us in discussing songs that lift our spirits.
Tone Tips: Attitude Equals Impact

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.
Last Call: Adaptation

Last Call: Adaptation

December 10, 2018
In an ever-changing world, it’s evolve, resist, or both.
State of the Stomp: Save Your Dreams, Slay the Dragon

State of the Stomp: Save Your Dreams, Slay the Dragon

December 4, 2018
A lesson in how to adapt, survive, and thrive.
On Bass: Handmade Tone

On Bass: Handmade Tone

December 3, 2018
Most of us understand that much of our tone comes from our hands, but exactly how much is open to debate.
Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Meet the New Boss

Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Meet the New Boss

November 28, 2018
Everyone wants lower prices and better quality when it comes to guitars and gear, but at what price?
Question and Obsession: Main Stage

Question and Obsession: Main Stage

November 15, 2018
Anderson East and PG editors discuss the coolest places to see live music.
Tone Tips: The Powerhouse Pedalboard

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.
Last Call: The Appeal of Dweedly-Dweedly

Last Call: The Appeal of Dweedly-Dweedly

November 12, 2018
Repetitive patterns are part of a guitarist’s vocabulary, but they don’t tell the full story.
Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Fretboard Fanaticism

Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Fretboard Fanaticism

October 30, 2018
How much importance should be placed on the type of wood in your next guitar’s fretboard? Lots.