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First-Time Amp Restoration, Part 1

December 21, 2010
A vintage Supro in need of a tune-up
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The Fender Eric Clapton Active Mid-Boost

November 16, 2010
The active boost circuit favored by Eric Clapton and how to install it
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Souping Up a Bassman 10

November 16, 2010
Some easy tricks to make a sweet Fender Bassman super
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Tech Tales: Soothing Single-Coils

October 28, 2010
Swap a cap or a cable to tame the treble on your Tele
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Resurrect Those Old Tuners!

October 20, 2010
Replacing tuners with properly aged replacements
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The Fender TBX Tone Control Mod, Part 2

October 20, 2010
Experimenting with tonecaps and resistors on the TBX tone control
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Build Your Own Clone Analog Chorus Pedal Review

October 20, 2010
An interpretation of the Boss CE-2 that you build yourself
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The Fender TBX Tone Control, Part 1

September 21, 2010
One of Fender''s oldest factory mods features a stacked potentiometer
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More Twin-Taming Techniques

September 21, 2010
Digging deeper into impedance issues and capacitor leakage
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The Fender "Passing Lane" Stratocaster Mod

August 17, 2010
This mod bypasses the volume and tone controls and engages the bridge pickup with the push of a button
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Jonny Lang’s Dual-Channel Deluxe Reverbs

August 17, 2010
How does Jonny Lang combine two Deluxe Reverbs without getting out-of-phase, thin sound
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A Tale of Two Ludwigs

August 17, 2010
A Ludwig without its "yoy"
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Weekend Warrior Luthiery, Part 3

August 6, 2010
It''s been 14 long weeks, and Steve Ouimette has finally completed his classical acoustic.
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The Vintage Coiled-Cable Simulator Mod

July 20, 2010
How to make your Strat sound like it''s running through a coily cable
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Video Review - Z.Vex Inventobox

June 19, 2010
Z.Vex Inventobox review
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Tone Capacitors for Stratocasters, Part 4

June 16, 2010
The weird quirks and intricacies of tone caps are discussed
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Weekend Warrior Luthiery, Part 2

June 9, 2010
Steve continues his luthiery journey with purfling and binding, neck shaping and lots and lots of sanding.
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Z. Vex Inventobox Pedal Review

May 28, 2010
Z. Vex''s DIY-in-a-box effect, the Inventobox, includes Fuzz Factory, Super Hard-On and Tone Stack modules that can be tweaked a little or a lot, plus room for your own invention.
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Tone Capacitors for Stratocaster, Part 3

May 18, 2010
Applying Dirk''s cap knowledge to a real-life situation.
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Weekend Warrior Luthiery, Part 1

April 22, 2010
Woodworking novice Steve Ouimette approaches a new challenge: building a classical acoustic in 15 Saturday classes.
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