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.
June 15, 2018
Once mic or two? Mono or stereo? Hear the differences.
June 13, 2018
Philippe Herndon replies to readers about digital emulation, “magic ears” designers, truth in advertising, and knowing when an idea is fully hatched.
June 10, 2018
The Certified Guitar Player confesses to some "petty theft" and demostrates tricks he's taken from Chet Atkins and Robert Johnson and applies it to the classic Clovers song.
June 4, 2018
Our beloved Amp Man signs off after 13 years of answering readers’ questions from under the hood.
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.
May 27, 2018
Guitarist Bill Kelliher slows down and articulates the nuances to the band's Grammy-winning single from 2017's Emperor of Sand.
May 25, 2018
It’s easy to convert the middle position on a stock 3-way switch into a potent “solo preset.”
May 20, 2018
Our columnist’s take on the 6-string delights of Nashville—with a little added spice.
May 16, 2018
Guitarists are already living in a brave new world of effects and guitar-related technology, so where is it going next?
May 13, 2018
You may need a neck adjustment after BTBAM axeman Paul Waggoner shows off the main riffer from 2015's Coma Ecliptic.