April 2, 2020
Conventional wisdom says a heavier set of acoustic strings will make a guitar louder, but let’s not forget the other competing variables.
March 31, 2020
Why you should give yourself permission to not care … or to care deeply about what nobody else cares about.
March 27, 2020
When it comes to cosmic tone, it’s critical to have functional potentiometers. Here’s how to install them correctly and keep them ship-shape afterward.
March 26, 2020
Mental health issues affect millions of people. Let’s talk about how we can help each other before it’s too late.
March 25, 2020
Our columnist’s winning ticket: a modded China-built 6-string for $160 including shipping.
March 23, 2020
Get to know and appreciate what your guitar has to offer before the hack job.
March 22, 2020
F*@# you, coronavirus—our hearts will go on!
March 20, 2020
A music store employee scored a vintage handbuilt oddball with an electric guitar, electric banjo, and an electric mandolin all-in-one for $100.
March 20, 2020
Handwired by amp guru Paul Rivera, this ’80s Concert rules for everything from blues to rock, and Americana.
March 16, 2020
Guitar hunter extraordinaire Frank Meyers recalls how he found this late-’60s Marlin PB-26—an ahead-of-its-time design so gonzo it left him speechless.
March 13, 2020
Les Paul invented "low-z" pickups for clarity, but they can also extend the sonic range for low-enders.
March 11, 2020
Porridge Radio’s Dana Margolin, PG editors, and our Reader of the Month examine their underlying musical influences.
March 10, 2020
...There's a lot more to it than whether Billy Gibbons or SRV was "right."
March 9, 2020
John Bohlinger's tips for keeping your body and mind primed for playing well into your golden years.
March 5, 2020
Spurred by Australia’s wildfires, stompbox maker Aisha Loe (of Loe Sounds) takes a mindful look at effects and ecology.
March 3, 2020
Upscale options once reserved for boutique guitars are now within easy reach for just about any budget.
March 1, 2020
No, this isn’t an early April Fool’s post.
February 28, 2020
Yes, it is possible to age your instrument. But there are pitfalls to avoid and techniques to master.
February 27, 2020
A reader gives a goldtop Schecter PT a new neck, hardware swaps, and two Duncan ’59 humbuckers wired for tonal variety.
February 25, 2020
Find the sweet spot between volume, sanity, and sonic happiness with classic-style Fender amps.