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DIY: All About Your Electric Guitar's Knobs and Switches

DIY: All About Your Electric Guitar's Knobs and Switches

July 15, 2020
Confused by the wide variety of controls on your heroes’ favorite guitars? Watch this quick video to see how to get the most out of Strats, Les Pauls, Teles, and more!
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The Anatomy of a Bass String

July 10, 2020
Taking some time to explore a bit deeper than the winding.
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The Woodshed Chronicles

July 9, 2020
Songwriter/guitarist Lauren Strange, PG editors, and our reader of the month share the guitar projects they’ve embarked on during the pandemic.
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To Wreck or to Rock?

July 3, 2020
How to know when a vintage amp is worth rescuing.
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Owning Up

June 19, 2020
Have you ever wished you said something in the heat of a moment, but for whatever reason you didn’t … only to sorely regret it later?
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Last Call: Things I Learned During Quarantine

June 12, 2020
Lockdown isn’t easy, but it’s revealed some lessons, both trivial (Alexa can fart on demand) and divine (guitar is alive and well).
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How to string an acoustic diy

DIY: How to String an Acoustic Guitar

June 8, 2020
Got a steel-string flattop? This quick video demos the easiest, smartest, fastest way to keep ’em fresh!
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Like Peanut Butter and Chocolate: Classic Guitar & Fender-Amp Pairings

May 21, 2020
Four irresistible combinations every guitar junkie's gotta try.
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Do It Yourself - How to String a Floyd Rose

DIY: How to String a Floyd Rose

May 15, 2020
Metal's most famous whammy system takes a few extra steps to get ready for action, but this short demo makes it a cinch.
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John Bohlingers Top 10 Rig Rundowns - homepage

Last Call: John Bohlinger’s Top 10 Rig Rundowns

May 11, 2020
PG’s Nashville correspondent shares his favorite moments behind the camera with some of the best guitar players in the world.
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Why Self-Awareness and Communication Are Key for Self-Taught Players and Luthiers

May 8, 2020
It’s worth reminding self-learners about the dangers of knowledge gaps and the resulting risk of failing to correctly connect the dots.
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The Night Joe Pass Crashed My Gig

April 30, 2020
What coming full circle means to Andy Ellis.
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Got Noise Issues? It Could Be Your Pedalboard's Power Supply

April 22, 2020
All 9V blocks are not created equal. Here's what to look for to avoid hiss, hum, and crackle.
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Don’t Tell Me How to Music

March 31, 2020
Why you should give yourself permission to not care … or to care deeply about what nobody else cares about.
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How to Install and Maintain Your Guitar's Pots

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.
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Last Call - Neal Casal - homepage

Last Call: Neal Casal and the Dangerous Thing We’re Afraid to Talk About

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.
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Jol Dantzig’s Esoterica Electrica: Upgrades are Always a Matter of Perception

March 23, 2020
Get to know and appreciate what your guitar has to offer before the hack job.
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May20 Tuning Up Celine Dion homepage

A Toast to Celine & a Middle Finger to COVID-19

March 22, 2020
F*@# you, coronavirus—our hearts will go on!
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DIY: How to String a Fender-Style Electric Guitar

March 17, 2020
A fast, easy video demo of how to replace strings on any standard electric with all six tuners on the same side of the headstock.
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