June 2020

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Like Peanut Butter and Chocolate: Classic Guitar & Fender-Amp Pairings

Like Peanut Butter and Chocolate: Classic Guitar & Fender-Amp Pairings

May 21, 2020
Four irresistible combinations every guitar junkie's gotta try.
DIY: How to String a Floyd Rose

DIY: How to String a Floyd Rose

May 15, 2020
Metal's most famous whammy system takes a few extra steps to get ready for action, but this short demo makes it a cinch.
Last Call: John Bohlinger’s Top 10 Rig Rundowns

Last Call: John Bohlinger’s Top 10 Rig Rundowns

May 11, 2020
PG’s Nashville correspondent shares his favorite moments behind the camera with some of the best guitar players in the world.
Why Self-Awareness and Communication Are Key for Self-Taught Players and Luthiers

Why Self-Awareness and Communication Are Key for Self-Taught Players and Luthiers

May 8, 2020
It’s worth reminding self-learners about the dangers of knowledge gaps and the resulting risk of failing to correctly connect the dots.
The Night Joe Pass Crashed My Gig

The Night Joe Pass Crashed My Gig

April 30, 2020
What coming full circle means to Andy Ellis.
Got Noise Issues? It Could Be Your Pedalboard's Power Supply

Got Noise Issues? It Could Be Your Pedalboard's Power Supply

April 22, 2020
All 9V blocks are not created equal. Here's what to look for to avoid hiss, hum, and crackle.
Don’t Tell Me How to Music

Don’t Tell Me How to Music

March 31, 2020
Why you should give yourself permission to not care … or to care deeply about what nobody else cares about.
How to Install and Maintain Your Guitar's Pots

How to Install and Maintain Your Guitar's Pots

March 27, 2020
When it comes to cosmic tone, it’s critical to have functional potentiometers. Here’s how to install them correctly and keep them ship-shape afterward.
Last Call: Neal Casal and the Dangerous Thing We’re Afraid to Talk About

Last Call: Neal Casal and the Dangerous Thing We’re Afraid to Talk About

March 26, 2020
Mental health issues affect millions of people. Let’s talk about how we can help each other before it’s too late.
Jol Dantzig’s Esoterica Electrica: Upgrades are Always a Matter of Perception

Jol Dantzig’s Esoterica Electrica: Upgrades are Always a Matter of Perception

March 23, 2020
Get to know and appreciate what your guitar has to offer before the hack job.
A Toast to Celine & a Middle Finger to COVID-19

A Toast to Celine & a Middle Finger to COVID-19

March 22, 2020
F*@# you, coronavirus—our hearts will go on!
DIY: How to String a Fender-Style Electric Guitar

DIY: How to String a Fender-Style Electric Guitar

March 17, 2020
A fast, easy video demo of how to replace strings on any standard electric with all six tuners on the same side of the headstock.
Does String Gauge Really Matter? Of Course, <i>But</i>...

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."
Last Call: 6 Ways to Make Friends with Our Common Enemy—Mortality

Last Call: 6 Ways to Make Friends with Our Common Enemy—Mortality

March 9, 2020
John Bohlinger's tips for keeping your body and mind primed for playing well into your golden years.
How to Build a Flight-Friendly Pedalboard

How to Build a Flight-Friendly Pedalboard

February 17, 2020
It's not as obvious as you might think. Here are the questions you gotta ask when planning your travel rig.
How to Stay Happy and Healthy on the Road

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.
Last Call: Do We All Hate Our Own Guitar Playing?

Last Call: Do We All Hate Our Own Guitar Playing?

February 10, 2020
Our inner critics constantly tell us we need to be better. Humble Hendrix knew that imperfection is part of the art equation.
Why Is <i>PG</i>’s Editorial Director Such a Poser?

Why Is PG’s Editorial Director Such a Poser?

February 3, 2020
Rise up, one and all—the guitar-media literati are desecrating your sacred cows!
It’s Art, Dude, Not Sports

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.
Why Do So Many Posers Play “Offset” Guitars?

Why Do So Many Posers Play “Offset” Guitars?

December 31, 2019
True or False: To distract from the fact that they couldn’t play their way out of a paper bag.