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Riff Rundown: Between the Buried and Me's "Telos"

Riff Rundown: Between the Buried and Me's "Telos"

July 22, 2018
Dustie Waring challenges your picking-hand efficiency with this ripping speed-metal number off The Parallax II: Future Sequence.
Signal to Noise: Don’t Overdo It

Signal to Noise: Don’t Overdo It

July 18, 2018
When you bond with an instrument, it pays to think twice about tearing it apart.
All the World’s a Gain Stage

All the World’s a Gain Stage

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.
Anatomy of an Amp Cab

Anatomy of an Amp Cab

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.
State of the Stomp: Make Yourself Some Inspiration

State of the Stomp: Make Yourself Some Inspiration

July 3, 2018
Out-of-the-box techniques can put you in the right creative space.
Last Call: Award Show Stuff You Don’t See

Last Call: Award Show Stuff You Don’t See

June 25, 2018
Double-pay, free guitars, bumps, vamps, and green-room gaggles behind the magic of the small screen.
Mod Garage: Fighting Fret Wear

Mod Garage: Fighting Fret Wear

June 22, 2018
What does a vintage barber shop have in common with advanced fret maintenance?
On Bass: Island Bass

On Bass: Island Bass

June 20, 2018
Examining the bass lines from classic reggae tunes to help grasp the genre’s spirit of simplicity, feel, and groove.
What Bohlinger Plays: Tommy Emmanuel-Inspired Pull-Off Riff

What Bohlinger Plays: Tommy Emmanuel-Inspired Pull-Off Riff

June 19, 2018
Wrap your mitts around a shockingly easy pentatonic pattern that the Aussie flattop master uses on numbers such as "Classical Gas."
Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Perfect Intonation and Other Myths

Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Perfect Intonation and Other Myths

June 17, 2018
Jol Dantzig channels his inner Andy Rooney to set the record straight on a handful of guitar-related folklores.
The Recording Guitarist: Recording Electric Guitar—Multi-Mic Options

The Recording Guitarist: Recording Electric Guitar—Multi-Mic Options

June 15, 2018
Once mic or two? Mono or stereo? Hear the differences.
State of the Stomp: FAQs From Pedalworld

State of the Stomp: FAQs From Pedalworld

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.
Riff Rundown: Tommy Emmanuel's "One Mint Julep"

Riff Rundown: Tommy Emmanuel's "One Mint Julep"

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.
Ask Amp Man: A Fond Farewell

Ask Amp Man: A Fond Farewell

June 4, 2018
Our beloved Amp Man signs off after 13 years of answering readers’ questions from under the hood.
Tone Tips: Learning to Fly Solo

Tone Tips: Learning to Fly Solo

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.
Riff Rundown: Mastodon's "Sultan's Curse"

Riff Rundown: Mastodon's "Sultan's Curse"

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.
Mod Garage: Lean, Mean Series Wiring for Telecasters

Mod Garage: Lean, Mean Series Wiring for Telecasters

May 25, 2018
It’s easy to convert the middle position on a stock 3-way switch into a potent “solo preset.”
Last Call: Bohlinger’s Unofficial Guide to Music City

Last Call: Bohlinger’s Unofficial Guide to Music City

May 20, 2018
Our columnist’s take on the 6-string delights of Nashville—with a little added spice.
Tone Tips: Blurring Lines

Tone Tips: Blurring Lines

May 16, 2018
Guitarists are already living in a brave new world of effects and guitar-related technology, so where is it going next?
Riff Rundown: Between the Buried and Me's "The Coma Machine"

Riff Rundown: Between the Buried and Me's "The Coma Machine"

May 13, 2018
You may need a neck adjustment after BTBAM axeman Paul Waggoner shows off the main riffer from 2015's Coma Ecliptic.