April 19, 2019
Some handy definitions for cool cats who gig—and civilians.
April 12, 2019
A tale of filter chokes, rectifiers, 60-cycle hum, and the perils of self-navigation.
April 11, 2019
Three entry-level axes and the DIY projects that turn them into secret weapons for the stage and studio.
April 9, 2019
Thinking about sound helps harness its properties. Saddle up!
March 29, 2019
With 21 switchable sounds, this mod can turn a LP-style guitar into a veritable tone monster.
March 24, 2019
Easy steps and tips to help open your creative floodgate in a home-studio setting—and keep it open.
March 22, 2019
An insider’s view from pedal world at this winter’s show.
March 13, 2019
Fidelity in your rig relationships shouldn’t be a dirty word.
March 12, 2019
Peter Holmström of the Dandy Warhols and PG editors name the musicians they’d like to mine for knowledge.
March 11, 2019
Now there’s scientific evidence that music is a medicine for melancholy.
March 10, 2019
The instrumental guitar wizard demonstrates how he uses a simple fretting-hand pattern and tapping technique to create a difficult-sounding passage from Station.
March 8, 2019
For the modern low-ender, it’s not enough to be a groove master. Today, you need to stay on top of ever-evolving tone-shaping technology.
March 1, 2019
Practice the art of assessing sound—and character.
February 26, 2019
Arm yourself with guitar-jargon knowledge for decoding the obvious, and not so obvious.
February 24, 2019
Do yourself a favor and reconnect with the reason you started playing bass in the first place.
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?
February 18, 2019
Sharing, not being overbearing, keeps the gear world a big friendly place for all.
February 15, 2019
Solid advice to search and destroy those unwanted noises coming from amps, pedalboards, and wireless units.
February 11, 2019
Consider the power of positive dressing.
February 8, 2019
Amps with printed circuit boards often get a bad rap, yet that’s not always justified.