January 1, 2020
Pete Thorn on that time when the need for a raw, emotional connection kicked vapid, self-indulgent music to the curb.
December 11, 2019
If your playing is feeling stagnant, there are cures for that.
November 21, 2019
If you’re heading into some intense woodshedding, why not make it easier?
October 21, 2019
Inspired while on the road? These devices can help.
September 23, 2019
Keep pedalboards light and tight, with a jack-of-all-trades pedal.
August 16, 2019
Switching picks is the fastest and easiest way to switch up your tone and attack.
July 9, 2019
Parallel versus series routing, and how your choice impacts your effects palette.
June 12, 2019
They’re typically simple affairs, but oh what a difference treble boosters can make.
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.