December 2016

Gigging Advice

The Cult of Tone

March 11, 2010
How Vanity, Iconography, and Chance Dictate Six-String Spirituality
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The Setup

February 11, 2010
Jared Scharff details his Saturday Night Live rig.
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The Science of Tone

February 11, 2010
A scientific approach to what we hear as Tone
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15 Rules of Backstage Access

January 29, 2010
How to act, how not to act, how to keep from making a fool of yourself and how to get asked to come back again
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Acoustic EQ for Stage: Part 3

January 22, 2010
Moving along in her quest to help optimize your acoustic tone on stage, Gayla Drake Paul delves into sounding balanced, and how compression factors into that.
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The Psychology of Tone

January 14, 2010
Is there a true holy-grail of tone out there, or is it all in our heads?
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So, What Would Kevin Do (Part 2)

January 14, 2010
Kevin discusses his outlook on purchasing as bass player
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Acoustic EQ for Stage: Part 2

January 1, 2010
The next step in optimizing acoustic sound is explored: strings.
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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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Situational Awareness: Does it Work Onstage?

December 17, 2009
What is situational awareness, and how can you use it to help a gig go smoother?
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Things You Gotta Do to Land the Saturday Night Live Gig

December 17, 2009
Connections, preparedness and confidence lead to the gig of a lifetime.
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5 Front of the House Engineers You Should Meet

December 17, 2009
Sound guys for Shinedown, Sick Puppies, Adelitas Way, Blackberry Smoke and Vince Gill share what it takes to make a guitar-driven band shine live
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Gearing Up For Europe

December 17, 2009
How Rick Eckhardt plans his rig for a European tour
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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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Acoustic EQ for Stage: Part 1

December 3, 2009
Things to consider when optimizing your acoustic sound on stage, beginning with your tonal space, your style of music and how you pick
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The Year in Review: The Time to Buy is NOW!

November 18, 2009
Checking in with the post-recession vintage bass market.
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Sharing the Stage with Brian Wooten

November 18, 2009
Rich talks with Trace Adkins guitarist Brian Wooten
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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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Unsung Heroes of Tone: The End of an Era

October 21, 2009
Kevin Borden finishes his journey through vintage bass amplification history with early ''80s Peavey combos
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Too Many Pedals?

October 21, 2009
Ways to manage your pedal compulsion
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