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Mod Garage: The Sound of Silence—Revised and Expanded

Mod Garage: The Sound of Silence—Revised and Expanded

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.
Mod Garage: Swap That Tone Knob for a Warmth Control

Mod Garage: Swap That Tone Knob for a Warmth Control

October 5, 2018
Here are five inexpensive ways to bring your passive tone control to life.
Mod Garage: Ultra-Flexible HH Wiring

Mod Garage: Ultra-Flexible HH Wiring

July 27, 2018
Crave more sounds from your dual-humbucker guitar? Here’s how to make that happen.
Mod Garage: Fighting Fret Wear

Mod Garage: Fighting Fret Wear

June 22, 2018
What does a vintage barber shop have in common with advanced fret maintenance?
Mod Garage: Lean, Mean Series Wiring for Telecasters

Mod Garage: Lean, Mean Series Wiring for Telecasters

May 25, 2018
It’s easy to convert the middle position on a stock 3-way switch into a potent “solo preset.”
Mod Garage: Breakthrough! Electroswitch’s New 6-Way Strat Switch

Mod Garage: Breakthrough! Electroswitch’s New 6-Way Strat Switch

April 27, 2018
Now it’s easier than ever to add that missing Tele-inspired dual-pickup configuration to your Strat.
Mod Garage: Meet Göldo’s Double Wafer 3-Way Switch

Mod Garage: Meet Göldo’s Double Wafer 3-Way Switch

March 30, 2018
When it comes to 3-way pickup selectors, there’s a new kid in town. Would you like an introduction?
Mod Garage: How to Shield Single-Coil Pickup Covers

Mod Garage: How to Shield Single-Coil Pickup Covers

March 2, 2018
Can you get benefits of shielding without sacrificing high-frequency shimmer? Where there’s a will, there’s a way.
Mod Garage: The Sound of Silence

Mod Garage: The Sound of Silence

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.
Mod Garage: Reverse-Engineering a Generic 4-Conductor Humbucker

Mod Garage: Reverse-Engineering a Generic 4-Conductor Humbucker

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.
Mod Garage: Dan Armstrong’s “Super-Strat” Wiring

Mod Garage: Dan Armstrong’s “Super-Strat” Wiring

December 12, 2017
Maybe a stock Strat’s five sounds aren’t enough for you. Okay, how about 12?
Mod Garage: May the Phase Be with You

Mod Garage: May the Phase Be with You

November 10, 2017
Use this “traffic light” table to avoid potential issues when combining single-coils from different manufacturers in one guitar.
Mod Garage: How to Shield Single-Coil Pickups

Mod Garage: How to Shield Single-Coil Pickups

October 13, 2017
Here’s the secret for reducing unwanted hum and noise without losing sparkle and highs.
Mod Garage: The Quad-Pot, Dual-Humbucker Wiring of Doom

Mod Garage: The Quad-Pot, Dual-Humbucker Wiring of Doom

September 15, 2017
Guitarists can’t have it all when it comes to onboard tone control. Oh, yeah? Let’s reconsider.
Mod Garage: The Triple-Threat, Solo Humbucker Wiring

Mod Garage: The Triple-Threat, Solo Humbucker Wiring

August 18, 2017
Like to keep things simple? Here’s how to coax three sounds from a stripped-down guitar sporting one 4-conductor ’bucker.
Mod Garage: Build a Pickup Phase Tester, Part 2

Mod Garage: Build a Pickup Phase Tester, Part 2

June 25, 2017
When installing replacement pickups from different manufacturers, it’s a crap shoot whether they’ll be in phase with each other. This fun DIY project helps you avoid out-of-phase nightmares.
Mod Garage: Build a Pickup Phase Tester, Part 1

Mod Garage: Build a Pickup Phase Tester, Part 1

June 2, 2017
Do you like to try out different pickups in your guitars? This handy, inexpensive device will spare you a lot of potential grief.
Mod Garage: Switchable Modern-Retro Les Paul Wiring

Mod Garage: Switchable Modern-Retro Les Paul Wiring

April 28, 2017
Here’s an easy and inexpensive way to give your beloved axe two distinct voices.
Mod Garage: Two Easy Ways to Improve Tuning Stability on a Flattop

Mod Garage: Two Easy Ways to Improve Tuning Stability on a Flattop

March 31, 2017
Struggling with slipping strings or strange rattles? Here’s how to deal with the potential culprits.
Mod Garage: Get a Grip on Pickup Phase

Mod Garage: Get a Grip on Pickup Phase

March 10, 2017
When you mix and match pickups from different manufacturers, you have to deal with their electrical phase. Here’s how to understand what’s going on.