October 15, 2018
With analog cab and mic simulation, you can capture the raw tone—and feel—of a raging tube amp at any volume in the studio or onstage.
October 14, 2018
Installing new pickups is, of course, a valid option if you’re not satisfied with a guitar’s tone, but tweaking elsewhere could get you where you want to be and save dollars.
October 12, 2018
Wood requires protection—especially from moisture—and there are many ways to get the job done.
October 10, 2018
A candy-colored and road-worn Tele with a few rare turns, including an ash body.
October 9, 2018
A pedal builder explains how what’s under his lid gets into a box’s enclosure.
October 8, 2018
Does that beautiful battle-worn axe in the window have tales to tell from stage work, or from bench work? And does it matter?
October 5, 2018
Here are five inexpensive ways to bring your passive tone control to life.
October 4, 2018
Lessons from the gigging guitarist’s handbook.
October 3, 2018
Sometimes the Information Age + the Golden Age of Gear simply adds up to … bluuuuuuuuuuurgh.
October 1, 2018
A roots musician converted a busted-up violin body into a unique picking machine.
October 1, 2018
Diving deeper into metronome work to develop a low-end groove you can be proud of.
September 30, 2018
A battered street dog of a guitar that has all the charm of a lovable mutt.
September 27, 2018
Your prized acoustic was likely built in a single shop and locale, but chances are your guitar is much more worldly than you might imagine.
September 24, 2018
An organized and streamlined pedalboard equals a focused and happy player.
September 21, 2018
Here’s another beautiful weirdo from the Kawai Enshu factory.
September 18, 2018
PG’s head honcho gets all teary-eyed about the stomps whose tones have lodged in his head from years of gear reviews.
September 17, 2018
The key to direct recording is to get an amp to behave realistically. So how do you accomplish this?
September 14, 2018
Your blistering solo is amazing, but can you play it standing up, while grooving with a band, and in front of people?
September 13, 2018
A takeaway from the saga of Stevie Ray Vaughan and David Bowie.
September 11, 2018
Today’s vast array of amps, guitars, and effects is a good thing, but so is learning to play without a net.