May 20, 2019
Just say no to expressive tap dancing—at least on or around your pedalboard.
April 22, 2019
If you lost your signal during a gig, would you panic and freeze or find and fix the issue with ninja-like precision?
March 24, 2019
Easy steps and tips to help open your creative floodgate in a home-studio setting—and keep it open.
February 15, 2019
Solid advice to search and destroy those unwanted noises coming from amps, pedalboards, and wireless units.
January 14, 2019
Looking for and alleviating the sounds you don’t want coming from your rig.
December 12, 2018
Phil X talks about the approach, technique, and attitude needed for standing out and getting the gig.
November 13, 2018
Our resident tone guru offers sound hardware solutions for your pedalboard, with versatility and ease front of mind.
October 14, 2018
Installing new pickups is, of course, a valid option if you’re not satisfied with a guitar’s tone, but tweaking elsewhere could get you where you want to be and save dollars.
September 14, 2018
Your blistering solo is amazing, but can you play it standing up, while grooving with a band, and in front of people?
August 1, 2018
Tone scientist Pete Thorn touches on subjects ranging from an EQ pedal in your effects loop to being nice to your singer.
July 10, 2018
With today’s affordable wireless tech, it’s time to stop trippin’ and cut the cord to gain guitar freedom.
June 3, 2018
With his second solo effort soon to be released, our career gun-for-hire columnist waxes poetic on the creative benefits of going it alone.
May 16, 2018
Guitarists are already living in a brave new world of effects and guitar-related technology, so where is it going next?
April 12, 2018
Let the guitar be the instrument it was meant to be, which is not a synthesizer.
March 12, 2018
Always on the lookout for the latest tone tools, Pete Thorn makes his annual pilgrimage to DisneyNAMM to find innovation is alive and well in guitar land.
January 23, 2018
Practicing is a good thing, but practicing more effectively may reap rewards faster.
December 28, 2017
Before chasing down the latest and greatest gear, take inventory of what you already have. You might be surprised where it can take you.
December 10, 2017
Love it or hate it, tech is part of the guitar universe and here to stay, so make it work for you—not against you.
November 6, 2017
Scratching the surface of an eternal question for guitarists: What is left to discover in the guitar-effect universe?
October 12, 2017
A few tips and memories from our columnist’s time with his late friend and bandmate.