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Gear Blog

Chasing Down Noise Problems

November 23, 2009
Chad''s at his wit''s end with a noise issue, when the teeny-tiny solution presents itself.
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A Glossary of Basic Stompbox Terms and Concepts

November 18, 2009
GAS, Unobtanium, Blues Doctor, Cork Sniffer, Waiting List and other oft-referenced gear terms defined.
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Exploring the Other Side

November 18, 2009
How to go acoustic if you''re an electric player, or go electric if you''re primarily acoustic.
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The Pickup Story, Part II: De Armond Guitar Microphones

November 18, 2009
The history of the De Armond pickups found in early Guild, D''Angelico, Epiphone, and Martin guitars, among many other brands.
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To Buy, or Not to Buy… That is the Question!

November 18, 2009
Reasons why to buy a new bass, and reasons NOT to buy a new bass. Where do you fit in?
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Turn The Amp OFF… Or Else

November 18, 2009
When a business traveler leaves his amp on at home for a month, can Jeff save his once-glorious tone?
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The Start of Something New

November 18, 2009
Introducing new columnist Jared Scharff, guitarist for Saturday Night Live
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Does Speaker Size Really Matter?

November 18, 2009
The Role of Loudspeaker Diameter in the Relentless Pursuit of Tone
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Good News on an Early ’80s Gibson ES-175

November 18, 2009
A factory second ES-175D is in great shape - a real treasure.
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A Slow Market Spurs Innovation

November 18, 2009
How the recession has given birth to new gear
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