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Stratocaster Direct-Through Mod

September 18, 2009
Mod your Strat to connect the pickup directly to the output jack, Esquire-style.
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All You Need is... Bass!

August 19, 2009
A pretty pile of basses
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Escape From the Dog House: Fender's Bass Revolution

August 19, 2009
When Leo Fender invented the instrument he called a Precision Bass, he had modest goals. As he later told music journalist Tom Wheeler, “We needed to free the bass player from the big doghouse, the acoustic bass. That thing was usually confined to the back of the band, and the bass player couldn’t get up to the mic to sing. And … guitar players would have an advantage if they could have an instrument with frets that would make doubling on bass easier for them.”
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Unsung Heroes of Tone: The Early Years

August 19, 2009
The golden eras of vintage bass amps
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Tube Amp Troubleshooting 101

July 22, 2009
Diagnosing a dead Blues Junior with universal troubleshooting tips
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Differences in Fender Concert 4x10 Amps

June 17, 2009
The differences between early Fender Concert amps
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1957 Fender Stratocaster & 1953 Fender "Super" Tube Amp

June 17, 2009
It’s every electric player’s wish to find a completely original pair like this: a custom-color Strat from exactly the right period and a tweed tube amp (from the same single
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IK Multimedia AmpliTube Fender Modeling Software Review

June 4, 2009
AmpliTube Fender puts vintage Fender amps at the click of a mouse
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Premier Collector #12: Vintage Grails & Boutique Beauties

June 2, 2009
Scott Bradoka''s collection consists of over 120 highly-prized vintage and modern guitars. We look at 21 of his favorites.
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Specimen Products - Tube Amp Building Seminar

May 27, 2009
Premier Guitar is On Location in Chicago, IL, where we visit Specimen Products and the Chicago School of Guitar Making. In this video segment, we take an inside look at their "Tube Amplifier Building Workshop," by featuring clips of students working in the lab, first-hand testimonial and finished product demos that are said to be based on old Fender Tweed Champ and 18-watt Marshall circuits. As the video illustrates, each student is given a workstation, all necessary tools and amp kits provided by Mojo Music.

Click here for Chris Burgess' feature article on the Tube Amp Building Seminar with photo gallery.

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