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August Issue

Gear Blog

Sum of the Parts Guitar

July 9, 2012
Whether you’re building from scratch or performing an upgrade or mod, there is no shortage of aftermarket guitar parts available for your project. Following simple guidelines may help you
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"Werewood" - Fact or Fantasy?

July 9, 2012
When you encounter an old acoustic guitar that sounds magical—like this 1941 Gibson ES-150—it’s tempting to speculate why. Is it due to vintage construction techniques? Decades of string vibration?
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Epiphone Broadway Archtop

July 9, 2012
A 1951 Epiphone Broadway in mostly original condition. Manufactured until 1957, the Broadway is considered “third-best” in the Masterbilt series of archtops. Hey Zach, I noticed you haven’t discussed
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Secrets of Signal Flow

July 9, 2012
Top: A peek inside a Dunlop DVP1 volume pedal reveals a 250k pot that’s well suited for passive pickups and preserving highend frequencies. Bottom: Wiring job in progress. A
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2000 Reverend Bug-Eye Slingshot

July 9, 2012
Equipped with a trio of P-90 singlecoils, this Reverend Slingshot sports metal plates fi nished in a radical “bug-eye” pattern. All the metal surrounding the pickups and controls reduces
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Choosing Between Internal and External Microphone Preamps

July 9, 2012
1. Even a super-inexpensive mic preamp like the $39 Behringer Tube Ultragain MIC100 can provide useful coloration in the studio. 2. A channel strip—like the Joemeek threeQ—offers a one-stop
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Pedal Junkies Unite!

July 9, 2012
If you’re looking for info on stompboxes, check out effectsdatabase.com. This free, non-commercial site contains a wealth of stompbox lore. In my previous column [“Raising the Bar of Wah
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From Strings to Voltage

July 9, 2012
Fig. 1 The most popular bass pickup shapes in historical order from older (top) to newer designs. Fig. 2 A single-coil pickup with magnets, bobbin, and final wiring. So
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Keeping Your Head on Straight

June 14, 2012
Why don’t all guitars sport sturdy, break-resistant pegheads?
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Recipes for Non-Guitar Sounds

June 8, 2012
Following are some tonal recipes to add to your sound cookbook.
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