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.
February 14, 2018
Here’s how to adapt the cool humbucker coil-splitting scheme found in Fender’s Select Carved Top Jazzmaster to your guitar.
February 11, 2018
What causes our strings to lose their upper frequencies over time?
January 31, 2018
Even good habits can be hard to break, but if you occasionally try, you might discover a better bass modus operandi.
December 26, 2017
If your guitar’s pickups are unbranded, you’ll face uncertainty about its internal wiring scheme. Learn how to crack the all-important color code using basic diagnostic tools.
December 24, 2017
An experienced builder teamed with a luthier friend to build a unique Tele-Explorer, yielding this magical rock machine.
December 18, 2017
The nut is one of the core elements of an instrument’s DNA—provided playability and tone matter to you.
December 12, 2017
Maybe a stock Strat’s five sounds aren’t enough for you. Okay, how about 12?