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 1, 2019
Behold the magic of the homemade electrolysis bath.
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.
May 31, 2019
A virtually infinite palette of Strat tones at your fingertips? You bet.
May 3, 2019
Inductance, resonant peak, and Q factor: What the heck do they mean and how do they affect electric guitar tone?
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.
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.
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 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.
July 27, 2018
Crave more sounds from your dual-humbucker guitar? Here’s how to make that happen.
June 22, 2018
What does a vintage barber shop have in common with advanced fret maintenance?