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Loud, Fat, and Flat-Out Awesome

Loud, Fat, and Flat-Out Awesome

January 25, 2021
How Indigenous’ Mato Nanji gets roaring Hendrix-inspired tones from his Fender 75s.
For the Love of Demos, Part 2

For the Love of Demos, Part 2

January 24, 2021
Want innovative pedal videos? Check out Hissquiet and Anne Sulikowski.
Swiss Cheese and Vibrating Instruments

Swiss Cheese and Vibrating Instruments

January 22, 2021
Does artificially breaking in a guitar by “exciting” it really work—at least in the manner we hope it will? And what does that have to do with cheese?
What Really Makes an Instrument a Best Friend?

What Really Makes an Instrument a Best Friend?

January 20, 2021
The difference between a good guitar and a great guitar is subjective, but it goes way beyond tone and aesthetics.
Recording Dojo: Microphone Polar Patterns 101

Recording Dojo: Microphone Polar Patterns 101

January 19, 2021
How cardioid, figure-eight, and omnidirectional microphones figure into your recording game plan.
Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: A European Budget Axe Swings American

Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: A European Budget Axe Swings American

January 17, 2021
On a tip from Mod Garage guru Dirk Wacker, the famed Hellecaster bags a Filtertron-fueled prize.
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.
Sure, Your Acoustic's Woods Are Important—But Is Its Bridge Plate up to Snuff?

Sure, Your Acoustic's Woods Are Important—But Is Its Bridge Plate up to Snuff?

January 11, 2021
The soundboard will always reign in tonal importance, but the size and materials of a flattop’s bridge and bridge plate are also critical.
Gleaming White 3-Pickup Dynamite

Gleaming White 3-Pickup Dynamite

January 10, 2021
Power and elegance on a diet: a 1965 Gibson SG Custom.
Last Call: With Gratitude

Last Call: With Gratitude

January 8, 2021
I met my guitar teacher, Mike Hoover, when I was in 8th grade. Forty years later, I’m still learning from him.
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.
Could “Eruption” Have Been Conceived on a Teisco?

Could “Eruption” Have Been Conceived on a Teisco?

January 4, 2021
This ’60s solidbody is exceptionally cool, but knowing it’s the same model Sir Edward started out on makes it much cooler.
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!
Weighing In on Body Density

Weighing In on Body Density

December 28, 2020
To chamber or not to chamber—and is a heavier guitar really heavier?
What's the First Thing You Do to a New Guitar?

What's the First Thing You Do to a New Guitar?

December 27, 2020
Suuns guitarist Joe Yarmush joins PG editors and our Reader of the Month to talk new guitars and musical obsessions.
Does a Solidbody Bass' Unplugged Tone Matter? Pt. 2

Does a Solidbody Bass' Unplugged Tone Matter? Pt. 2

December 25, 2020
More on why an electric 4-string’s acoustic sound might not predict its plugged-in performance.
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.
Has the Pandemic Sparked the 21st Century Folk Revival?

Has the Pandemic Sparked the 21st Century Folk Revival?

December 21, 2020
With off-the-charts numbers of folks playing guitar, and buying them as soon as they hit the shelves, these days have hints of yesteryear.