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DIY: How to Install a Soundboard Transducer

DIY: How to Install a Soundboard Transducer

January 15, 2021
Watch Gruhn Guitars' in-house guru David Kriesel walk you step-by-step through the process of making your flattop amp- and DI-friendly.
Ultra-Flexible Wiring for Your Duo-Sonic

Ultra-Flexible Wiring for Your Duo-Sonic

January 15, 2021
Four rad add-ons and a whopping six pickup combinations for the Fender offset.
Instagram-Filter Mentality Is Ruining Your Music

Instagram-Filter Mentality Is Ruining Your Music

January 12, 2021
A wake-up call for guitarists as we use quarantine time to develop our studio chops.
Finding Perfect Tones in Imperfect Amps

Finding Perfect Tones in Imperfect Amps

January 5, 2021
Your signature Fender sound could be just a tweak or twist away.
Recording Dojo: How to Get Big Sounds from Little Amps

Recording Dojo: How to Get Big Sounds from Little Amps

January 3, 2021
You can get a surprising amount of tonal variety simply by getting creative with mic placement.
What Does It Even Mean When We Say a Pedal Is "Transparent"?

What Does It Even Mean When We Say a Pedal Is "Transparent"?

December 29, 2020
The term gets thrown around so much it's almost meaningless. Let's see if we can wrap our heads around it a little better!
Help—I’m Scrolling and I Can’t Get Up!

Help—I’m Scrolling and I Can’t Get Up!

December 23, 2020
How to cope if coronavirus is sapping your motivation to play.
A Homemade “Third Hand”

A Homemade “Third Hand”

December 18, 2020
While on a Gibson factory tour, I learned I could easily make my own DIY humbucker installation tool out of materials lying around my shop.
Recording Dojo: Get Fuzzy! Tips for Doubling Down on Dirt

Recording Dojo: Get Fuzzy! Tips for Doubling Down on Dirt

December 17, 2020
Things can get tricky when distortion pedals and DAWs meet. Here's how to show your stomps who’s boss.
DIY: How to Adjust a Truss Rod

DIY: How to Adjust a Truss Rod

December 15, 2020
Is neck bowing making your favorite instrument harder to play with each passing season? This comprehensive video shows how to easily get it just right on all your acoustic, electric, and bass guitars.
Last Call: And the Band Played On

Last Call: And the Band Played On

December 13, 2020
Behind the scenes at the CMT Music Awards in the time of COVID.
Tripping the Heavy Fantastic with a Hot Rod Deluxe

Tripping the Heavy Fantastic with a Hot Rod Deluxe

December 8, 2020
With Public Enemy, guitarist Khari Wynn uses a Marshall, but a humble Fender workhorse helps carry his own transcendent compositions.
Does a Solidbody Bass' Unplugged Tone Matter?

Does a Solidbody Bass' Unplugged Tone Matter?

December 4, 2020
The old adage says not to judge a book by its cover—so why do we do it so much with instruments?
The Problem with Gear Reviews

The Problem with Gear Reviews

December 1, 2020
Why you oughta be skeptical when reading or watching critiques of pedals.
Does Factory Fresh Mean Ready to Play?

Does Factory Fresh Mean Ready to Play?

November 29, 2020
Top techs share their tips, tweaks, and onstage product development for brand-spankin’-new guitars.
The COVID Files: Inside the Mod Garage Shop During Lockdown

The COVID Files: Inside the Mod Garage Shop During Lockdown

November 27, 2020
Dirk Wacker shares what the last six months have been like for him and his guitar-tech business in Germany.
The Earth Isn’t Flat, and Neither Is Your Fretboard

The Earth Isn’t Flat, and Neither Is Your Fretboard

November 26, 2020
How—and why—acoustic guitar builders create predictable, controllably stable necks.
Recording Dojo: What's a High-Pass Filter & How Should You Use It?

Recording Dojo: What's a High-Pass Filter & How Should You Use It?

November 20, 2020
Here's how to clean up low-end mud and add definition to mixes.
The Saga of the Linda Ronstadt Deluxe

The Saga of the Linda Ronstadt Deluxe

November 15, 2020
How a not-so-special silver-panel amp was transformed into solid gold.
Last Call: Evolution

Last Call: Evolution

November 12, 2020
Much like birds, we are constantly developing our own musical voices.