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Gear Blog

String Nut or Zero Fret?

July 5, 2013
The zero fret takes care of the intonation and, more importantly, establishes the correct and minimal string height.
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4 Must-Have Base Tones

July 2, 2013
Pete Thorn details how he can cover a ton of ground with four basic tones by adding the appropriate guitars and effects. What are your must-have base tones?
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National Style 1 Tricone

July 1, 2013
Before the electric guitar and amplifier were invented, the only other way to make the sound of a guitar louder was to make the instrument physically bigger, so the resonator was the first version of guitar amplification.
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A Very Golden Anniversary

June 29, 2013
We welcome Rick Turner to our Acoustic Soundboard column in his 50th year as a luther—what would you like to know about building acoustics?
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The Amplifier Wars

June 18, 2013
In the early days of rock, high power and huge volumes pushed equipment to the limit.
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Inside Ovation's Acoustic Pickup Evolution

June 16, 2013
Under the hood of Ovation's innovative pickup system from 1973
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Can You Find Your New Bass at a Music Expo?

June 14, 2013
The once “closed” fairs are gradually turning into events that focus more directly on consumers.
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1961 Epiphone Casino and 1959 Devon

June 10, 2013
This 1961 Epiphone Casino was a near twin to Gibson’s ES-330.
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Guitars Worth Leaving Behind

June 6, 2013
An interesting yet disturbing trend of late in the vintage-guitar market is perfectly correct instruments being parted out to meet the demand for rare hardware.
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Henry Kaiser’s 5 Essential Effects

June 5, 2013
Kaiser's can't-live-without effects explained
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