September 18, 2018
PG’s head honcho gets all teary-eyed about the stomps whose tones have lodged in his head from years of gear reviews.
September 17, 2018
The key to direct recording is to get an amp to behave realistically. So how do you accomplish this?
September 13, 2018
A takeaway from the saga of Stevie Ray Vaughan and David Bowie.
August 31, 2018
Discover the sound-sculpting properties of bright caps and how to tame treble acoustically.
August 24, 2018
Do you always leave your tone pot wide open? Here’s how to squeeze more utility from this oft-neglected knob.
August 20, 2018
If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime of ignoring your metronome.
August 19, 2018
Why stompboxes survive in a world of modeling and emulators.
August 15, 2018
Explore the reactive load box and the role it plays in reamplification.
August 14, 2018
To get around in the music biz, ya gotta get around.
August 12, 2018
Buzz Osborne, Jeff Pinkus, and Steven McDonald break down their individual parts before combining powers for a thunderous performance of the A Walk with Love & Death track.
August 7, 2018
In the backseat of a German cab, pedantics and rock ’n’ roll attitude collide in a Twilight Zone-meets-Godfather showdown.
August 5, 2018
Bill Kelliher elaborates on how he uses open notes, bends, and hammer-ons for this Emperor of Sand track.
August 2, 2018
How a burst of flame and a transistor radio led to a life exploring amp design.
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 29, 2018
Sometimes we bassists can’t crank up enough to experience our fundamentals in all their glory. But wait—there is a simple solution.
July 27, 2018
Crave more sounds from your dual-humbucker guitar? Here’s how to make that happen.
July 22, 2018
Dustie Waring challenges your picking-hand efficiency with this ripping speed-metal number off The Parallax II: Future Sequence.
July 18, 2018
When you bond with an instrument, it pays to think twice about tearing it apart.
July 16, 2018
A beginner’s guide to what makes tube amps growl, bark, and purr—from preamp tubes to output transformers and every cathode in between.