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Tools for the Task: Open-Gear Tuners

Tools for the Task: Open-Gear Tuners

June 18, 2018
Ten open-gear tuner options to dress your acoustic for success, simply or ornately.
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.
Bass Bench: The Pros and Cons of Pitch-to-MIDI Technologies

Bass Bench: The Pros and Cons of Pitch-to-MIDI Technologies

June 8, 2018
Eager to explore electronic music with your bass? Here are the trade-offs you’ll encounter.
Tuning Up: Silencing the Demons

Tuning Up: Silencing the Demons

June 6, 2018
Prog pioneers, two Neils, and PG’s Shawn Hammond on fighting impostor syndrome.
Staff Picks: Ebb and Flow

Staff Picks: Ebb and Flow

June 5, 2018
What goes up, must come down, but sometimes it’s the other way around. Anthony Kaoteon and PG editors reveal the number of guitars in their personal inventory.
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.
Signal to Noise: Being Heard—The Big Amp Revolution

Signal to Noise: Being Heard—The Big Amp Revolution

June 1, 2018
“Clean platform” may be the current buzzword in guitar amplification, but the truth is, we’ve been here before.
Reader Guitar of the Month: The One That Got Away

Reader Guitar of the Month: The One That Got Away

May 31, 2018
After a decade of dreaming of a special blue Les Paul, a guitarist’s wife brings it home.
Wizard of Odd: Early-’60s Welson Kinton

Wizard of Odd: Early-’60s Welson Kinton

May 29, 2018
What’s better than a cool mini-humbucker? Four of them, of course! And don’t forget that “all on” blower switch.
Acoustic Soundboard: Guitar Tone Rules

Acoustic Soundboard: Guitar Tone Rules

May 28, 2018
Are the uke, banjo, and mandolin families going through an identity crisis, or are more Darwinian forces at work?
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.”
Vintage Vault: 1979 Rickenbacker 362/12 Doubleneck

Vintage Vault: 1979 Rickenbacker 362/12 Doubleneck

May 24, 2018
A rare bird in mapleglo that’s double the 6-string fun!
Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: Modified Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II

Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: Modified Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II

May 23, 2018
Three P-90s and a Bigsby remake a jazz box into a rockabilly raver.
Wizard of Odd: The Weird and Wonderful FujiGen PP Electrics

Wizard of Odd: The Weird and Wonderful FujiGen PP Electrics

May 22, 2018
In a world awash with Tele and Strat remakes, it’s fun to stumble across quirky outliers.
Signal to Noise: The Binary Soul of Electric Guitar

Signal to Noise: The Binary Soul of Electric Guitar

May 21, 2018
In his new column, Fryette Amplification's head honcho riffs about taking a holistic view of the instrument.
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.
Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Where the “Wild Dog” Roams

Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Where the “Wild Dog” Roams

May 17, 2018
If a guitarist plays rhythm while toggled to the treble setting on a Les Paul, does it make a sound?