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Get To Know Your Bass Amp, Part 2

A few months ago, I began discussing the payoffs of bass-player amp knowledge by addressing the importance of matching your cabs to your amp’s …

Music Production

The Stratocaster Jazz Switch Mod

This month we’re checking out another Strat mod that’s very easy to do and that offers a lot of utility. And it’s cheap! All you need for this mod is …

Guitar

10 Ways You’re Making Your Life Harder Than It Has To Be

1. You ascribe intent.<p>Another driver cut you off. Your friend never texted you back. Your co-worker went to lunch without you. Everyone can find a …

Blue Microphones Stares Down Apple's Beats, Enters Audiophile Headphone Space With Mo-Fi

I first became acquainted with the name Blue Microphones in 2005 during the podcasting renaissance. Their Blue Snowball USB mic offered uncommonly great recording quality, especially considering its budget price. The company has continued to make a name for itself among musicians, podcasters, and …

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10 Struggles Of Being An Introvert With Extrovert Tendencies

1. You seek the company of people but tend to not interact with them. Sometimes you invite friends over simply to have them there, leaving them to …

9 Things You Need To Understand To Hack Your Money

<i>Producer’s note: Someone on Quora asked: What are the best money hacks? Here is one of the best answers that’s been pulled from the thread. Thank you</i> …

The Fastest Way To Crack A 4-Digit PIN Number [Infographic]

Good ol' 1234 accounts for about 10 percent of passwords. That's more than the bottom 4,200 combinations put together.<p>We know people default to bad passwords, whether for their computers or banking PINs. But, we have to stress this here, people are <i>really</i> bad at picking passwords. This infographic …

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Inside the Underground World of LA's Home Recording Studios

In the ancient days of recording technology—say, 10 years ago—musicians, composers, engineers, and producers feeding the insatiable …

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5 Tips to Improve Your Home Recordings Right Away

[<i>This article was written by guest contributor Pat</i> <i>Walsh, lead guitarist of the band Chaser Eight.</i>]<p>As most of us are well aware, we’re now living in …

This Smart Cup Can Identify Any Beverage You Pour Into It

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Vessyl is the smartest cup you didn't know you needed. There's nothing tech people love as much as …

World's most delayed software released after 54 years of development

Xanadu, which began development in 1960, now has a working release, OpenXanadu<p>When consumers have been promised powerful, life-changing new software, delays and postponed launches can be excruciating.<p>Mac OS X was first demonstrated under the code-name Rhapsody in 1997, yet version 1 release didn't …

14 People From Different Nations Describe What Their Country’s Version Of A “Redneck” Is (With Pics)

“Redneck,” “hick,” and “hillbilly” can all describe different types of people, and are certainly stereotypes that can not accurately portray any one …

These Harvard And MIT Kids Say They've Made NSA-Proof Email

Those who worry that Gmail or the National Security Agency may be rifling through their emails now have a new alternative: ProtonMail, a super-secure email service created by students from Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.<p>"It was the Snowden leaks that got us started," …

The 5 Most Messed Up Documentaries On Netflix

<i>As a documentary junkie, I’ve always found Netflix’s selection to be pretty underwhelming. There are, however, a few of them that are wild from start</i> …

Circle unveils no-fee bitcoin platform, hopes to make currency less “terrifying” to normal people

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Bitcoin is a delight for computer geeks and libertarians — and that may be one of its biggest problems: the complex code and …

33 Spectacular Quotes About The Human Condition That You Need In Your Life Right Now

Sometimes you meet someone, and it’s so clear that the two of you, on some level belong together. As lovers, or as friends, or as family, or as …

30 Pairs Of Bible Verses That Contradict One Another

A long, long time ago, I used to be a Christian. Then again, I also used to believe in Santa Claus. The thing that primarily killed my faith is that …

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60 Songs From The 70s That Will Instantly Put You In A Good Mood

By Rob Fee,<p>Powered by Revcontent<p>Find inspiration, motivation, or a laugh with quotes in every new tap.<p>“I love reading quotes from other writers, …

The Dead-Simple Esquire Fitness Program

A simple, if intimidating, workout plan created by Mark Merchant, co-owner of As One Fitness. Implement immediately. The GIFs should help.<p><i>Published in the April 2014 issue</i><p><b>Six days a week</b> for six weeks, you'll alternate between two series of exercises, increasing the amount of work you do each week. …

Workouts

How to Tell if Your Phone Is Tapped

If you have reason to believe that your cell phone or landline phone might be tapped, there are a few clues you can look for that can support your …

“The Riddle You’d Have To Be A Genius To Solve”

Someone on Reddit asked, “what’s the toughest riddle you’ve ever heard?” So far the thread has over 1,000 comments, these are the four toughest ones. …

22 People Share Their Unethical (But Extremely Effective) Life Hacks

I’ve done the “Fries with no salt” thing at McDonald’s DOZENS of times lol. Seriously though, who wants cold french fries? Absolutely no one, that’s …

40 Belief-Shaking Remarks From A Ruthless Non-Conformist

If there’s one thing Friedrich Nietzsche did well, it’s obliterate feel-good beliefs people have about themselves. He has been criticized for being a …

Music Criticism Has Degenerated Into Lifestyle Reporting

In the new paradigm, artists generate coverage by their clothes, hook-ups, and run-ins with the law. What happened to the music?<p>Imagine, for a …

12 Things You Are Doing To Sabotage Your Future

I have mentored, counseled, encouraged, discouraged, hired and fired hundreds of people over the past 25 years. Oftentimes failure is less about a …

The Ultra Zone: Steve Vai's Course in Ear Training, Part 1

<i>GuitarWorld.com is revisiting Steve Vai's classic column, "The Ultra Zone," for this crash course in ear training.</i>I could never overstate the …

Guitar