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?
December 1, 2020
Why you oughta be skeptical when reading or watching critiques of pedals.
November 29, 2020
Top techs share their tips, tweaks, and onstage product development for brand-spankin’-new guitars.
November 27, 2020
Dirk Wacker shares what the last six months have been like for him and his guitar-tech business in Germany.
November 26, 2020
How—and why—acoustic guitar builders create predictable, controllably stable necks.
November 22, 2020
This original archtop Coronado’s Vistatone pickups speak the language of Ry Cooder and other tone hounds.
November 20, 2020
Here's how to clean up low-end mud and add definition to mixes.
November 16, 2020
SoCal in the ’60s was a hotbed of guitar building, but it wasn’t just the big guys equipping aspiring rock stars.
November 15, 2020
How a not-so-special silver-panel amp was transformed into solid gold.
November 12, 2020
Much like birds, we are constantly developing our own musical voices.
November 9, 2020
...As well as reveal their latest music/guitar obsessions!
November 8, 2020
For starters, says Hamer Guitars cofounder Jol Dantzig, avoid stock typeface at all costs.
November 6, 2020
Eight months/a decade into COVID-19, are we self-aware enough for our own good?
November 2, 2020
Bassist Hondo Felder looks for the versatility factor.
October 30, 2020
Conventional wisdom says that, as a string anchor point, the metal alloy must play a tonal factor. But it's more complicated than that....
October 29, 2020
Pandemic got you in a rut? Making the easy jump to the guitar's cousin is guaranteed to jumpstart your creativity.
October 25, 2020
Cue metal music for this two-pickup 1962 Gibson EB-6 bass—one of just 68 in existence.
October 23, 2020
The Mod Garage guitar-aging series continues. Try these easy steps to get a vintage look on your plastic tuners.
October 16, 2020
Fantastic Negrito on the “freaky” Orange amp with as many moods as his Grammy-winning tunes.
October 12, 2020
Both the type of delay you're using and whether your amp is equipped with an effects loop can have a huge impact on how good your echoes sound in the final mix.