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Gigging Advice

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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Sharing the Stage with Mark Gillespie

October 21, 2009
Rich Eckhard talks with top Nashville picker Mark Gillespe of Trace Adkins'' band.
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The Essence of Simplicity

September 18, 2009
Ask yourself the question: How can I be me with less?
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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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"I'm the rhythm guitarist..."

August 19, 2009
Peter Stroud''s tips to becoming a great rhythm guitarist
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Chops versus Groove

August 19, 2009
How to get in a groove by laying off on a chops extravaganza
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Television: the True Final Frontier

July 22, 2009
Some tips for playing on TV, so that you''ll be ready when your big break comes.
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Live and Let DI

July 22, 2009
Steve shows us why options are such a good thing when figuring out your bass sound while playing live.
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Recording Session Gear

July 22, 2009
Peter Stroud covers the list of gear he brings to recording sessions.
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Gearing up with Billy Squier

July 22, 2009
Billy Squier talks about his gear, playing with Ringo, and touring.
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America's Toughest Tour

June 17, 2009
We were wheels up out of Andrews Air Force Base on Tuesday, April 21, about to begin America’s toughest tour: the annual Toby Keith USO tour. With seven USO trips
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Effects Loops

May 20, 2009
Peter Stroud looks at the different pros, cons and options for employing or ignoring an effects loop
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