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The Stratocaster "Jazz Switch" Mod

October 18, 2011
Prior to 1967, Fender used the following wiring: bridge pickup alone, neck pickup alone, and neck pickup alone with an additional 0.1 µF cap engaged.
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Exploring Fender's 5-Way Super Switch

September 20, 2011
Ready to explore the technical aspects of the 5-way super switch?
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Video Review - Ibanez RG920QM Electric Guitar

August 22, 2011
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Ibanez RG920QM Electric Guitar, which was a web exclusive review featured in August 2011 and can be read online here - http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Aug/Ibanez_RG920QM_Premium_E....
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2011 Jackson PC1 Phil Collen Signature

August 16, 2011
Based on the body of the 7/8-scale Dinky model, the “super strat” Jackson PC1 has seen few changes over the course of its lifetime—the most noticeable being the headstock design.
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Introducing Fender’s 5-Way Super Switch

August 16, 2011
Instead of two stages, this switch offers four completely independent stages with six terminals each, yielding a total of 24 terminals!
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Ibanez RG920QM Premium Electric Guitar Review

August 9, 2011
The Premium series aims to bring the features and quality of a high-end Ibanez to a new line of Indonesian-made guitars.
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Drew & Sebastian Guitars

July 19, 2011
Graham Drew, master luthier at Drew & Sebastian Guitars in Virginia, says his company offers various options for every detail on their instruments, all the way down to how the pickups are wound.
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Rig Rundown - Buddy Guy

June 21, 2011
PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Joliet, Illinois, where he catches up with blues guitarist Buddy Guy. His guitar tech Gilbert Garza talks about and shows off Buddy Guy's current equipment and signal chain that's being used on the Living Proof 2011 tour.
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Fret-King Super-Matic Guitar Review

June 14, 2011
In terms of ease of use and versatility, the Super-Matic may be the most elegant and practical stab at a self-tuning system yet.
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Adjusting Stratocaster Pickup Height, Pt. 2

June 14, 2011
Finding the height at which each pickup sounds best by itself.
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Adjusting Stratocaster Pickup Height, Pt.1

May 17, 2011
1) The distance we’re measuring is from the bottom of the string (pressed against the last fret) to the top of the pickup magnet. 2) The tools: a screwdriver
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Stratocaster Q&A, 2011

April 19, 2011
A selection of Strat-related questions from Dirk''s inbox.
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Modern Builder Vault: Hanson Guitars

March 15, 2011
It all started with pickups for John and Bo Pirruccello of Hanson Guitars—bass pickups to be specific. In 2005, John—who’s also CEO and co-owner of Lakland Basses— wanted to
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Modern Builder Vault: Bell Custom Guitars

February 15, 2011
Bell Custom Guitars builds classically-shaped instruments using a combination of acrylic and wood.
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Knaggs Guitars Choptank and Kenai Electric Guitar Reviews

February 15, 2011
Two solidbody boutique beauties from the former PRS designer''s new line of classic-inspired instruments
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Hand Guitars

January 17, 2011
Hand guitars use polymer clay and other alternative materials to create psychedelic designs
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Squier Stratocaster Guitar and Rock Band Controller Review

December 21, 2010
Will this generation''s plastic-button “guitarists” ever transform into genuine wood-and-steel heroes of the next generation—and what can the game do to make that happen?
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Cobra Guitars

October 20, 2010
Relic''d classics from New York
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The Fender "Passing Lane" Stratocaster Mod

August 17, 2010
This mod bypasses the volume and tone controls and engages the bridge pickup with the push of a button
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Godin Passion RG-3 Electric Guitar Review

August 13, 2010
Godin brings their acoustic sensibilities to a chambered solidbody single-coil instrument.
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