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May 2014

Gear Blog

The Pickup Story, Part I: the 1920s

September 18, 2009
The early days of pickups: beginning in the late-twenties and early thirties
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The Word of the Day is Hybrid

September 18, 2009
Doing double duty with an acoustic-electric
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Stompbox Classics: Tone Bender

September 18, 2009
The history of the iconic fuzzbox, the Tone Bender
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Dads, Daughters and Guitars

September 18, 2009
Bonding with teenagers over guitars
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The Little Magnatone That Could

September 9, 2009
When Tim runs into a dangerous power situation in an old Magnatone lap steel amp, he''s tasked with completely reimagining the project.
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How NOT to Play Bass like a Guitar Player Playing Bass

August 19, 2009
Pro bassists weigh in on the differences between how guitarists and bassists approach the instrument
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Bass Collection SB401

August 19, 2009
The origins of a "Bass Collection" bass from the eighties
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Unsung Heroes of Tone: The Early Years

August 19, 2009
The golden eras of vintage bass amps
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Are You in Tune?

August 19, 2009
Tuning rules from Bob Taylor to save you some headaches
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Your Signature Distortion

August 19, 2009
The difference between good and bad natural distortion in speakers
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