Category : Tips

Guitar Tuition / Tips - 1 month ago

On Bass: Improve Your Groove

The metronome pictured here is old-school, but no matter the style, there is nothing old fashioned about making the use of a metronome a priority. I spent two years taking piano lessons before I started playing bass. And I spent my first 10 years on...

Guitar Tuition / Tips - 1 month ago

Review Demo: Electro-Harmonix Oceans 11

John Bohlinger is a Nashville-based multi-instrumentalist best known for leading the band on NBC's Nashville Star, serving as music director for the CMT Awards and specials on PBS and GAC, and of course for his appearances in PG Rig Rundown, Review...

Guitar Tuition / Tips - 1 month ago

The Subversive Guitarist: Mindful Vibrato

Liberation from muscle-memory habits is a major goal of this column. And is any aspect of guitar playing more susceptible to mindless auto-pilot than vibrato? This lesson will help you truly listen to your vibrato. You’ll get better at applying the...

Guitar Tuition / Tips - 1 month ago

Staff Picks: The Head and the Heart

Q: What’s the most unusual or amazing headstock in your guitar collection? Please show and tell! Yonatan Gat — Guest PickerA: My Portuguese guitar. I picked it up in Porto while I was recording my first EP there in 2013. The Portuguese guitars are...

Guitar Tuition / Tips - 1 month ago

Vintage Vault: 1977 Travis Bean TB1000A Artist

The TB1000A, or Artist model, was an elite entry in Travis Bean’s instrument catalog, and sold for about $1,395. Today’s asking prices run close to $6,000. In a 1977 advertisement, Travis Bean Guitars heralded their aluminum-necked designs as “the f...

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Dennis Kager: 1943–2018

Kager with a bevy of his powerhouse creations from the Sundown line. Around his home of Kingwood Township, New Jersey, Dennis Kager was known as “the corn man,” because he loved feeding the deer that would gather in his backyard. But throughout the...

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Gervana Introduces the Ding Mao

Nashville, TN (August 16, 2018) -- Gervana announces the launch of the new Ding Mao pedal, a dual-function boost and overdrive. The Ding Mao is the first release in a new series of pedals from Gervana that show the company expanding the availabilit...

Guitar Tuition / Tips - 1 month ago

Fantastic Negrito: The Real Punk Blues

Cheap guitars yield rich music for Fantastic Negrito, who telegraphs sharp-edged roots-based stories from his Oakland home base. Here, he’s got the Epiphone Century archtop he jammed on during 2017 Shaky Knees in Atlanta and he used it on his new al...

Guitar Tuition / Tips - 1 month ago

Quick Hit: EarthQuaker Devices Westwood

  Ratings Pros:Active EQ yields wonderful array of tones, from powerful transparent boost to low- and medium-gain dirt.Cons:Dedicated midrange control might enable faster, more precise dialing of tones.Street:$179 EarthQuaker Devices Westwoodeart...

Guitar Tuition / Tips - 1 month ago

Rig Rundown: Lindsay Ell

John Bohlinger is a Nashville-based multi-instrumentalist best known for leading the band on NBC's Nashville Star, serving as music director for the CMT Awards and specials on PBS and GAC, and of course for his appearances in PG Rig Rundown, Review...

Guitar Tuition / Tips - 1 month ago

Listen to the September 2018 PG Spotify Playlist

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Xotic Introduces All-Brass Patch Cables

Van Nuys, CA (August 15, 2018) -- Achieve superior tone with Xotic All-Brass patch cables. Engineered to give your rig a quiet ride in the studio and on the road, our All-Brass technology provides a low noise to high performance ratio to achieve th...

Guitar Tuition / Tips - 1 month ago

Signal to Noise: Slave to the Sound

In the early ’90s, just as rackmounted preamps and power amps began to take hold, some of us began exploring slaving or reamplifying, a technique that involves pushing a tube amp hard into a dummy load, thereby causing the power section to perform...