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?
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.
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 14, 2018
Here’s how to adapt the cool humbucker coil-splitting scheme found in Fender’s Select Carved Top Jazzmaster to your guitar.
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 12, 2017
Maybe a stock Strat’s five sounds aren’t enough for you. Okay, how about 12?
November 10, 2017
Use this “traffic light” table to avoid potential issues when combining single-coils from different manufacturers in one guitar.
October 13, 2017
Here’s the secret for reducing unwanted hum and noise without losing sparkle and highs.
September 15, 2017
Guitarists can’t have it all when it comes to onboard tone control. Oh, yeah? Let’s reconsider.
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.
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.