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 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.
July 13, 2018
It may not be the sexiest part of your rig, but the speaker enclosure plays a crucial role in the signal chain. Here’s what’s going on inside.
July 3, 2018
Out-of-the-box techniques can put you in the right creative space.
June 25, 2018
Double-pay, free guitars, bumps, vamps, and green-room gaggles behind the magic of the small screen.
June 22, 2018
What does a vintage barber shop have in common with advanced fret maintenance?
June 20, 2018
Examining the bass lines from classic reggae tunes to help grasp the genre’s spirit of simplicity, feel, and groove.
June 19, 2018
Wrap your mitts around a shockingly easy pentatonic pattern that the Aussie flattop master uses on numbers such as "Classical Gas."
June 17, 2018
Jol Dantzig channels his inner Andy Rooney to set the record straight on a handful of guitar-related folklores.