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Basic Pickup Repairs


How to troubleshoot guitar electronics.


Advice. Guitar Care.

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Checking and Adjusting Saddle Height


How to check your action at the saddle and make adjustments if necessary.


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Checking Action at the Nut


How to check you guitar's action at the nut and make necessary adjustments. 


Video. Advice. Guitar Care.

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Fixing Loose Tuners


What to do if you guitar's tuning machines have become loose. 


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Restringing Tips


Follow these restringing tips to reduce the risk of premature bridge-plate wear and tuning stability issues.


Video. Advice. Guitar Care.

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Keep Your Guitar Clean


How to clean your guitar's body and fingerboard.


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Chris Thile on D’Addario’s EXP Strings for Mandolin


Chris Thile on what it means to be a musician and why he prefers D’Addario’s EXP strings for mandolin.


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C.F. Martin & Co.’s Guide to Choosing Strings


Dave Doll discusses the differences between 92-8 phosphor bronze and 80-20 bronze strings.


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Guitar Restringing Tips from ELIXIR® Strings


Looking for an easy way to restring your guitar? Watch the Elixir Strings video.


Video. Advice. Guitar Care.

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James Nash's Real-World Rig


See and hear how this flatpicking ace puts powerful digital recording technology to work onstage.  


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Mokai's Real-World Rig


See and hear how this folk-blues fingerstylist uses a classic setup at cafés and small clubs.


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Laurence Juber's Real-World Rig


Fingerstyle virtuoso sticks to a pickup, internal mic, and preamp for quick, reliable setup.   


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Jackie Greene's Real-World Rig


Roots-rock star uses his best acoustic and a basic rig in theaters and at huge festivals.


Video. Advice. Guitar Care.

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Serialization and Registration Tips from C.F. Martin & Co.


Watch as Dave Doll shows you how to find your guitar’s serial number and age.


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Nina Gerber's Real-World Rig


In-demand accompanist relies on mic-and-pickup combinations for onstage flexibility.  


Video. Advice. Guitar Care.

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Garrin Benfield's Real-World Rig


Learn how this solo singer-songwriter builds a backup band with a looper and stompbox effects.


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Guitar Cleaning and Maintenance Tips from ELIXIR® Strings


A buildup of debris in the gaps between the windings of a guitar string can affect tone. Discover Elixir® Strings’ solution to the problem in today’s Note.


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D’Addario Re-Engineers Wire Coating Technology


Choosing coated strings no longer means sacrificing quality of sound or feel.


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Tracking and Editing in the Home Studio


How to track great-sounding acoustic guitar recordings and perform basic edits in a DAW.


Video. Advice. Recording.

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L.R. Baggs’ Lyric Mic Celebrates New Technologies


Find out how L.R. Baggs has combined noise canceling technology with the “pressure-zone” principle to create a high-definition internal mic that’s ideal for live performances.


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How to Set Recording Levels


Setting your signal levels correctly is an important foundation for successful recordings. 


Advice. Recording.

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All About Mic Placement for Home Recording


How to place your microphones when recording acoustic guitars.


Video. Advice. Recording.

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Prepare Your Room for Recording


How to achieve great-sounding recordings in an imperfect room.


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Getting Started with Home Recording


The basic gear you need to set up a home studio.


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How Martin Really Is “Making 'Em Like They Used To”


Find out how the Martin Guitar Company has utilized modern technology to replicate, with painstaking attention to detail, five of their most sought-after classic vintage models.


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