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Tone Tips: Different Picks for Different Licks

Tone Tips: Different Picks for Different Licks

August 16, 2019
Switching picks is the fastest and easiest way to switch up your tone and attack.
Question and Obsession: First Songs

Question and Obsession: First Songs

August 13, 2019
Illiterate Light’s Jeff Gorman joins us in remembering the first tunes we learned to play on guitar.
Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: Epiphone Les Paul SL

Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: Epiphone Les Paul SL

August 12, 2019
When it comes to mods, sometimes two guitars make a better one.
Tuning Up: Let It Ride (or “What NAMM Can Teach Us About TB”)

Tuning Up: Let It Ride (or “What NAMM Can Teach Us About TB”)

August 11, 2019
A double-entendre-laced love letter to road trips and gear shows.
Bass Bench: Signal Processing in Class-D Amps

Bass Bench: Signal Processing in Class-D Amps

August 9, 2019
Making the case for small and light, relatively cheap, and energy efficient.
State of the Stomp: Debugging Your Pedalboard on the Gig

State of the Stomp: Debugging Your Pedalboard on the Gig

August 7, 2019
Tips for finding and fixing issues with your stomp system on the fly.
Love and Sockets: 1964 Supro Tremo-Verb

Love and Sockets: 1964 Supro Tremo-Verb

August 5, 2019
A killer old-school growler once owned by a little old lady from Providence, Rhode Island.
Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Brand New Plan

Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Brand New Plan

July 31, 2019
When things go off course, pros turn creative.
State of the Stomp: When the Freak Becomes Your Friend

State of the Stomp: When the Freak Becomes Your Friend

July 26, 2019
Don’t just embrace chaos—court it! And sonically leave the planet.
Tuning Up: The Tube That’ll Save Your Amp “Marriage”

Tuning Up: The Tube That’ll Save Your Amp “Marriage”

July 24, 2019
You’re missing out if you haven’t explored the tone-rich world beyond 12AX7s.
Wizard of Odd: Sekova Grecian

Wizard of Odd: Sekova Grecian

July 22, 2019
An axe with an interestingly quirky pickup that gives new meaning to “take the stairs.”
Acoustic Soundboard: High-Tension Wires

Acoustic Soundboard: High-Tension Wires

July 21, 2019
Did you know acoustic-string composition requires an intricate balancing act to achieve accurate pitch?
Last Call: Live, Without a Net

Last Call: Live, Without a Net

July 16, 2019
Take time to pick the strawberries.
Tone Tips: Planning Your Route

Tone Tips: Planning Your Route

July 9, 2019
Parallel versus series routing, and how your choice impacts your effects palette.
Dimed and Dangerous: The Gentle Brute’s Guide to Troubleshooting

Dimed and Dangerous: The Gentle Brute’s Guide to Troubleshooting

July 8, 2019
Don’t be afraid to use some carefully applied force to get results—on vintage Teles or funky tubes.
Bass Bench: Sonic Purity and Amp Topology

Bass Bench: Sonic Purity and Amp Topology

July 4, 2019
Is it okay to judge an amplifier by its class?
Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: When Uncool Becomes Cool

Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: When Uncool Becomes Cool

July 1, 2019
Grading the hip factor of rig components for those who cannot remember the past.
Mod Garage: Make a DIY Electrolysis Bath

Mod Garage: Make a DIY Electrolysis Bath

June 28, 2019
Rust begone! You’re no match for this homemade cleaning tool.
Vintage Vault: 1961 Fender Stratocaster

Vintage Vault: 1961 Fender Stratocaster

June 25, 2019
It was the Jazzmaster’s year in sales, but the Strat stood strong.
Question and Obsession: Needle Drop

Question and Obsession: Needle Drop

June 24, 2019
Adam “Schmeeans” Smirnoff of Lettuce joins us in picking the top records to put on when hosting a party.