April 2, 2020
Got a guitar with a Tune-o-matic-style bridge and three strings on each side of the headstock? Here’s a fast, easy video demo of how to get it ready for stable-tuned action.
March 30, 2020
PG’s Perry Bean takes you behind the scenes to witness the care and passion put into the Tokyo outfit’s custom and production axes alike.
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.
March 13, 2020
Les Paul invented "low-z" pickups for clarity, but they can also extend the sonic range for low-enders.
February 28, 2020
Yes, it is possible to age your instrument. But there are pitfalls to avoid and techniques to master.
January 31, 2020
Here’s how you can squeeze five different sounds from Fender’s iconic 6-string.
December 27, 2019
Working with vintage-style wire that has an exposed, braided-metal shield takes skill and patience. But you can do it—we’ll show you how.
November 29, 2019
Let PG’s mod guru show you how to wring more sounds from your dual-pickup guitar.
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.