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Tools for the Task

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Five Guitar-Tool Sets You Should Check Out

June 15, 2020
Whether for maintenance, repair, or setups, you're bound to get stuck between a rock and a hard place without the proper implements on hand.
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5 Ceramic 12" Speakers That Could Transform Your Amp

May 8, 2020
Don’t give up on your amp yet—a replacement speaker might be all it needs!
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10 Add-Ons to Spruce Up Your Pedalboard

April 10, 2020
From risers to LED tamers, footswitch covers, junction boxes, light systems, and more.
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10 "Wide Range"-Style Pickups for Plebs

March 6, 2020
Fender's hallowed vintage humbucker with CuNiFe-magnet pole pieces boasts one-of-a-kind tones. Problem is, it costs $500+ per pickup on the used market.
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10 Gigbags You Gotta Have a Go At

February 7, 2020
Hardshell cases have their place, but if you want to stay nimble and hands-free, a good gigbag is priceless.
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10 Studio Headphone Sets to Ditch Your Earbuds For

January 10, 2020
You’ve spent time and money putting your home-recording rig together, so don’t skimp on the critical component for listening.
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Tools for the Task: Say Wah?

November 15, 2019
Rhythm or lead, are you properly getting your wah on?
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Tools for the Task: Humbuckers for the Heavy

October 18, 2019
Inject your guitar with newfound fury by dropping in a new humbucker or two.
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Tools for the Task: Pedalboard Tuners

September 20, 2019
You have pedal choices aplenty, but don’t forget about the one that keeps things in, well, tune.
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Tools for the Task: Drop-Tune Strings

August 18, 2019
Ten sets optimized to keep the tension up and the floppy down.
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Tools for the Task: Coiled Cables

July 12, 2019
Ten leads primed to handle the bridge between your guitar and what you’re plugging into—with a twist.
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Tools for the Task: Noise Gate Pedals

June 14, 2019
Keep the sounds you want. Dial out the ones you don’t.
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Tools for the Task: 12" Alnico Replacement Speakers

May 24, 2019
Give your rig new life and personality with a speaker makeover.
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Tools for the Task: In-Ear Monitors

April 17, 2019
If you can’t hear yourself onstage, is there a sound?
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Tools for the Task: Tuning Apps

March 14, 2019
Misplaced your tuner? Dead battery? There’s an app for that.
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Tools for the Task: Soprano Ukes Under $300

February 1, 2019
If you haven’t joined the ukulele craze, say “aloha” to these 10 sopranos and let the good times begin.
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Tools for the Task: J-Bass-Style Replacement Pickups

January 14, 2019
Reward yourself and your Jazz or J-style bass by conjuring up a new (or old) voice through a set of replacement pickups.
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Tools for the Task: Guitar Racks

December 14, 2018
Fun fact: Instruments that are out of their cases and convenient to grab will probably get more playing time.
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Tools for the Task: Tele-Style Bridges

November 16, 2018
Options abound for Tele-style bridges, but here are 10 to get you thinking about what a swap could do for your guitar.
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Tools for the Task: Pedal Looping Systems

September 24, 2018
An organized and streamlined pedalboard equals a focused and happy player.
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