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Tools for the Task

ARTICLES

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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Tools for the Task: Looper Pedals

August 3, 2018
Ten options for your pedalboard that will have you repeating yourself in no time.
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Tools for the Task: P-90 Pickups

July 13, 2018
Who doesn’t love the crisp and clear sound (or raw raunch) from a P-90-packed guitar?
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Tools for the Task: Open-Gear Tuners

June 18, 2018
Ten open-gear tuner options to dress your acoustic for success, simply or ornately.
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Tools for the Task: Tune-o-matic-Style Bridges

May 18, 2018
Cross the bridge to a simple and effective guitar makeover by upgrading your axe’s string-supporting infrastructure.
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Tools for the Task: Vintage-Voiced P-Bass Pickups

April 16, 2018
Give a P-style bass new life with an old-school sound by swapping in a set of vintage-flavored pickups.
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