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December 2014

Gear Blog

Ibanez "Lawsuit Era" Les Paul Custom Copy

June 16, 2010
The story behind Ibanez-lawsuit era guitars, and how much this Les Paul-style is worth.
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Turning Your Amp On

June 16, 2010
Is it okay to just turn an amp on after years of letting it sit?
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Don't Play Hurt, Play Healthy

June 3, 2010
Instrument choices you can make to keep yourself in the best playing shape possible for as long as possible
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Brad Paisley's Flooded Gear

May 26, 2010
Chad Weaver shares photos of Brad''s flooded rig as he rushes to rebuild
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Guild JF-55

May 18, 2010
Valuing a ''90s Guild 12-string and a look at the company''s history
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Small Builders with Big Problems

May 18, 2010
Why small gear builders are struggling, and how some are coping
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Does Speaker Impedance Affect Tone?

May 18, 2010
When using different ohm cabs with a head, does the impedance make a tonal difference?
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Finding the Right Pedals for Your Rig

May 18, 2010
Assess your gear to find out what pedals you should be using.
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When Bad Things Happen to Good Guitars, Part 1

May 18, 2010
Commonly-seen causes of damage at the repair shop
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How Many Amps Are Enough?

April 22, 2010
Do you stockpile amps for every occasion? Do you channel-switch between several amps to get the right tone for every song in the setlist? Do you use a single, versatile amp for everything and call it done?
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