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Signal to Noise: Demystifying the Tube Rectifier

Signal to Noise: Demystifying the Tube Rectifier

December 16, 2018
Exactly how does this glowing bottle affect your tone?
Tools for the Task: Guitar Racks

Tools for the Task: Guitar Racks

December 14, 2018
Fun fact: Instruments that are out of their cases and convenient to grab will probably get more playing time.
Question and Obsession: Upside-Down Frown

Question and Obsession: Upside-Down Frown

December 13, 2018
Julien Baker of boygenius joins us in discussing songs that lift our spirits.
Tone Tips: Attitude Equals Impact

Tone Tips: Attitude Equals Impact

December 12, 2018
Phil X talks about the approach, technique, and attitude needed for standing out and getting the gig.
Last Call: Adaptation

Last Call: Adaptation

December 10, 2018
In an ever-changing world, it’s evolve, resist, or both.
Wizard of Odd: Stella—A Story of Strange Solidbodies

Wizard of Odd: Stella—A Story of Strange Solidbodies

December 9, 2018
You may know that Charley Patton, Lead Belly, and Doc Watson played Stella acoustics built in New Jersey in the 1930s, but these oddball post-WWII electrics hail from Tokyo.
Bass Bench: Marketing Madness

Bass Bench: Marketing Madness

December 7, 2018
People want to sell the gear they make—that’s A-OK. But how far will some stretch the truth to make the sale?
Tuning Up: The Vintage Legitimization Myth

Tuning Up: The Vintage Legitimization Myth

December 5, 2018
Why do we love the lusted-after gear of yore? It’s a lot more complicated than we’d like to think.
State of the Stomp: Save Your Dreams, Slay the Dragon

State of the Stomp: Save Your Dreams, Slay the Dragon

December 4, 2018
A lesson in how to adapt, survive, and thrive.
On Bass: Handmade Tone

On Bass: Handmade Tone

December 3, 2018
Most of us understand that much of our tone comes from our hands, but exactly how much is open to debate.
Mod Garage: How to Shield Humbucking Pickup Covers

Mod Garage: How to Shield Humbucking Pickup Covers

November 30, 2018
Metal covers offer shielding, but they also rob high end. Is there a way to get around this and have the best of both worlds?
Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Meet the New Boss

Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Meet the New Boss

November 28, 2018
Everyone wants lower prices and better quality when it comes to guitars and gear, but at what price?
Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: King Mother-of-Pearl

Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: King Mother-of-Pearl

November 26, 2018
A classic-shaped 6-string catch of the day.
Reader Guitar of the Month: TW Special

Reader Guitar of the Month: TW Special

November 23, 2018
After finding a collection of 80-year-old tools in his mother’s garage, a Swedish guitarist built an instrument that connects him to his grandfather.
Dimed & Dangerous: So Many Tubes, So Little Time

Dimed & Dangerous: So Many Tubes, So Little Time

November 23, 2018
Thinking about a tube swap? Here are four factors to consider.
Vintage Vault: 1961 Martin F-55

Vintage Vault: 1961 Martin F-55

November 21, 2018
A rare electric that’s just finding its place on the collectability scale.
Acoustic Soundboard: Slimming Down the Body

Acoustic Soundboard: Slimming Down the Body

November 19, 2018
If playing guitar is a personal pursuit with no grand plans of performing, is a big jumbo or dread necessary?
Question and Obsession: Main Stage

Question and Obsession: Main Stage

November 15, 2018
Anderson East and PG editors discuss the coolest places to see live music.
Signal to Noise: Glass Inside—Handle with Care?

Signal to Noise: Glass Inside—Handle with Care?

November 15, 2018
Let’s debunk some myths about tube reliability.
Tone Tips: The Powerhouse Pedalboard

Tone Tips: The Powerhouse Pedalboard

November 13, 2018
Our resident tone guru offers sound hardware solutions for your pedalboard, with versatility and ease front of mind.