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Tweaking A Carvin Nomad Combo

July 19, 2011
"When I dime the amp to get some nice power-tube overdrive, the sound gets a little spiky instead of turning big and round."
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The ABCs Of Guitar Switches

July 19, 2011
If you are really into guitar modding, there is no way around learning how switches work.
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Why and How to Replace Your Amplifier’s Output Transformer

July 6, 2011
The output transformer plays a very large role, but is not everything in shaping an amp’s tone. Upgrading it takes what the amp already is, and then enhances it.
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Adjusting Stratocaster Pickup Height, Pt. 2

June 14, 2011
Finding the height at which each pickup sounds best by itself.
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Adjusting Stratocaster Pickup Height, Pt.1

May 17, 2011
1) The distance we’re measuring is from the bottom of the string (pressed against the last fret) to the top of the pickup magnet. 2) The tools: a screwdriver
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Be Your Own Builder

May 4, 2011
A guitarist takes gear repair and building into his own hands.
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Rockin' A Bassman 50

April 19, 2011
Can you apply our original Bassman mods to a ''70s Bassman 50?
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Stomp School Graduation Day!

April 19, 2011
Tom digs into pedal guts and says goodbye in his final Stomp School column.
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Stratocaster Q&A, 2011

April 19, 2011
A selection of Strat-related questions from Dirk''s inbox.
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Mod Kits DIY Persuader Pedal Review

April 5, 2011
An affordable but challenging DIY tube distortion pedal.
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