Magnatone Giveawya

August Issue

DIY

Tweaking a Silvertone 1484

October 18, 2011
The reverb and tremolo work fairly well, but could be stronger. Do you have any suggestions for making this amp all it can be?
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MOD Kits DIY Introduces the Limited Edition Inducer

October 17, 2011
The Inducer is a Limited Edition tube distortion pedal kit designed around a New-Old- Stock 6189W JAN Philips vacuum tube.
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Exploring Fender's 5-Way Super Switch

September 20, 2011
Ready to explore the technical aspects of the 5-way super switch?
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The Red Queen and 5 Steps to a Lutherie Career

September 20, 2011
And over the years I’ve been asked the same two questions over and over: “How do you get into guitar making?” and “What does it take to have a career in it?”
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Souping up a Sound X-305-R

August 16, 2011
I recently had an unusual combo come across my bench, and I felt it would make a great topic for a column.
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Introducing Fender’s 5-Way “Super Switch”

August 16, 2011
Instead of two stages, this switch offers four completely independent stages with six terminals each, yielding a total of 24 terminals!
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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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