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May 2014

Gear Blog

Gear Addiction Recovery, Step 3: What You Value

January 7, 2010
Steve lays down a challenge: tally up your purchases of the past year, see what you haven''t used in six months and clean house.
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A DIY Tool for Tuning in Loud Environments

December 22, 2009
Stress no more about tuning acoustic guitars in loud venues. You can make this tool with extra parts you have lying around.
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Happy New Gear (Recession is Over, If You Want It)

December 17, 2009
Think you can''t afford any new gear? Think again. Tom tells you how to position yourself for gear acquisition success.
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Today’s Acoustics: Tradition vs. Alternative Woods

December 17, 2009
Tradition, renaming alternative tonewoods and where all of that Brazilian keeps popping up from.
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The Pickup Story, Part III: The Road to the Humbucker

December 17, 2009
Setting the record straight about how and when hum-canceling pickups turned up
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Two Letters about … Well, Twins!

December 17, 2009
Two Fender Twin Reverb owners pose questions about their speakers
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Your Tone Formula

December 17, 2009
How understanding why speakers distort can make all the difference in crafting your tone.
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So, What Would Kevin Do? (Part I)

December 17, 2009
Kevin answers the question, “What do you look for when you buy a vintage bass?” from a collector''s perspective
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5 Tube Tips

December 17, 2009
Tips to help you get the most out of your tubes
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Gear Addiction Recovery, Step 2: Your First Amp

December 9, 2009
Your first amp - was this where your tone obsession began?
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