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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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Active Versus Passive Tone Controls

June 8, 2012
To gain more control over our sound, should we turn to onboard active electronics or simply rely on our amps to do the job instead?
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Trial by Fire: Your First Pub Gig

June 8, 2012
Holding your excitement in check, you pack up your gear and head out for the club.
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B.C. Rich Mockingbird Supreme

June 8, 2012
Aside from the original Seagull, the original Mockingbird is probably the most collectible B.C. Rich guitar.
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Choosing the Right Mics for your Studio

June 8, 2012
With hundreds and hundreds of different mics on the market—at all levels of the price-point spectrum—narrowing down your choices and picking the best ones for your studio can be a serious challenge.
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2011 Indy Fly-Caster in TV Yellow

June 8, 2012
The love child of a Gibson Flying V and Fender Telecaster? Meet the Fly-Caster.
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A Call to Order

June 8, 2012
I’ve been asked again and again and again: “What order should I put my pedals in?”
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