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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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Replacing Saddles on a 1971 Gibson SB 300 Bass

June 8, 2012
The problem lay in the Multiplex adjustable bridge. The unit itself is made of metal, but the original saddles are made of nylon 6-6, a material used in bearings and gears due to its abrasion resistance and self-lubricating properties.
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Passive Tone Controls

May 11, 2012
Let’s stay with the “cheap and easy” theme this month and explore passive tone controls.
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Old Kraftsman Solo King

May 11, 2012
This Solo King features a Masonite body, a set neck, a single pickup, and a weird, oversized Gumby-style headstock.
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Off the Grid

May 11, 2012
Analog instruments are links to our most basic and real selves.
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Reviving a 1965 Gibson Firebird

May 11, 2012
This 1965 Gibson Firebird is a very rare bird indeed. For starters, it barely made it through a house fire.
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Martin Style A Mandolin

May 11, 2012
Martin mandolins are not worth nearly as much as their guitars, they were a vital component in Martin’s success in the early 20th century.
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Delving Deeper into the Audio Interface

May 11, 2012
Let’s delve even deeper into I/O territory and also touch on some other features and extras that will help you narrow down your interface choices.
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Going Direct with Analog Equipment

May 11, 2012
I have come up with some lightweight, space-saving solutions that sound every bit as good as an amp when used properly.
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