July 9, 2019
Parallel versus series routing, and how your choice impacts your effects palette.
June 17, 2019
Think about playing guitar as a communication device in a larger conversation.
June 12, 2019
They’re typically simple affairs, but oh what a difference treble boosters can make.
June 7, 2019
The tube-vs.-solid-state debate lives on.
June 6, 2019
Holy smoke! How destiny can reveal itself in a riddle.
June 3, 2019
Our expert discloses a few secrets of life … and gear!
May 20, 2019
Just say no to expressive tap dancing—at least on or around your pedalboard.
May 19, 2019
If My Little Pony can make life more meaningful, why not playing guitar?
May 14, 2019
Whether you want to tech for a touring band, open a repair shop, or simply maintain your own instruments, there are important things to consider before stepping into the world of 6-string repair.
May 12, 2019
The instrumental-metal shaman demonstrates how he builds the bulldozing tones for "Mladek" onstage.
May 9, 2019
Do you love your guitar more or less than you love your guitar’s brand?
May 1, 2019
Going further down the rabbit hole of bass-intro gems in rock history.
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?
April 19, 2019
Some handy definitions for cool cats who gig—and civilians.
April 9, 2019
Thinking about sound helps harness its properties. Saddle up!
April 5, 2019
What are the benefits and drawbacks of adding dirt and grind to your bass sound?
March 31, 2019
Taking a vacation from complexity by embracing the electric guitar in its simplest form.
March 27, 2019
Bassists don’t often handle song intros, but there have been some very memorable ones in rock history.
March 24, 2019
Easy steps and tips to help open your creative floodgate in a home-studio setting—and keep it open.
March 18, 2019
Whether you love shimmering clean or brutally overdriven electric-guitar textures, it all starts with pick attack.