February 22, 2019
It’s the most common type of wire found in modern production electrics. But how much do you actually know about it?
January 22, 2019
Does it bug you to lose treble when you roll back the guitar volume? Here are three solutions to that problem.
January 14, 2019
Looking for and alleviating the sounds you don’t want coming from your rig.
January 9, 2019
When a guitar looks the part, but isn’t really playable, it’s time to call the pros.
December 28, 2018
What are the best tools and practices for wiring a guitar? And what’s up with “push-back” wire? Glad you asked.
December 26, 2018
Exploring more tips, tweaks, and work-arounds to make your low-end life even more enjoyable.
November 30, 2018
Metal covers offer shielding, but they also rob high end. Is there a way to get around this and have the best of both worlds?
November 9, 2018
Let’s put the marketing hype aside and look at the basic properties of instrument finishes.
November 2, 2018
We’ll show you how to get 15 switchable sounds from a pair of 4-conductor humbuckers, courtesy of an avid PG reader.
October 5, 2018
Here are five inexpensive ways to bring your passive tone control to life.
August 24, 2018
Do you always leave your tone pot wide open? Here’s how to squeeze more utility from this oft-neglected knob.
July 29, 2018
Sometimes we bassists can’t crank up enough to experience our fundamentals in all their glory. But wait—there is a simple solution.
July 27, 2018
Crave more sounds from your dual-humbucker guitar? Here’s how to make that happen.
July 18, 2018
When you bond with an instrument, it pays to think twice about tearing it apart.
May 25, 2018
It’s easy to convert the middle position on a stock 3-way switch into a potent “solo preset.”
April 27, 2018
Now it’s easier than ever to add that missing Tele-inspired dual-pickup configuration to your Strat.
April 17, 2018
How to transform four affordable axes—a Gretsch Jet Club, an Epiphone Les Paul SL, and a Squier Vintage Modified Jag and Precision bass—into absolute gems.
March 30, 2018
When it comes to 3-way pickup selectors, there’s a new kid in town. Would you like an introduction?
March 2, 2018
Can you get benefits of shielding without sacrificing high-frequency shimmer? Where there’s a will, there’s a way.
February 16, 2018
It’s easy to repurpose everyday items to help you maintain your equipment and play better. Just learn to think sideways.