November 8, 2019
Exploring the evolution of tuning machines, breaking down the importance of weight, placement, and gear ratios.
November 1, 2019
Behold the magic of the homemade electrolysis bath.
October 11, 2019
How the angle of your strings between nut and tuner affects tuning stability, tone, and playability.
October 4, 2019
Passive bass-cut switches have been around since the late ’50s—maybe even longer. Here’s a new twist on a classic theme.
August 30, 2019
If you want pro results from your modding adventures, you need to learn how to handle these specialized types of cabling.
August 2, 2019
How you connect the tone cap and potentiometer to the volume control has a huge effect on your sound.
June 28, 2019
Rust begone! You’re no match for this homemade cleaning tool.
June 11, 2019
Keep your guitar sounding great and in peak playing condition with these simple—and essential—tips for combating environmental threats.
May 31, 2019
A virtually infinite palette of Strat tones at your fingertips? You bet.
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 3, 2019
Inductance, resonant peak, and Q factor: What the heck do they mean and how do they affect electric guitar tone?
April 11, 2019
Three entry-level axes and the DIY projects that turn them into secret weapons for the stage and studio.
March 29, 2019
With 21 switchable sounds, this mod can turn a LP-style guitar into a veritable tone monster.
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?