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May 2014

Gigging Advice

5 Surefire Ways to Vintage Bass Tone

September 20, 2011
Vintage bass tone comes from a combination of three things—the bass, the amp, and the player’s hands.
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Amplifying a Solo Acoustic Performance

September 20, 2011
Equally important in making the proper choice is deciding on why you want to amplify in the first place.
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Wisdom from My First Guitar Teacher

July 27, 2011
Peter Thorn turns to a long-time working guitarist, his first teacher, to see what wisdom he can glean some 30 years later.
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5 Mistakes Guitarists Commonly Make

June 21, 2011
How you can avoid falling victim!
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How to Use the iPad Like a Pro Guitarist

June 8, 2011
A guitarist and musical director explains how the iPad has become a central hub for surviving in the studio, in rehearsals, and on the road.
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How to Avoid Your Chiropractor: Playing Guitar Without Breaking Your Back

June 1, 2011
From overextended shoulders to back pain to carpal-tunnel, our passion has a way of beating us up. We caught up with an experienced chiropractor for the science behind what''s making us hurt, and exercises we can do to make it better.
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Psychology of a Working Guitarist

May 23, 2011
How personality spells success as a working guitarist
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Sale Proof

May 17, 2011
“Sale proof ” is a term dealers use for a bass or other instrument that is a slow and difficult sale. We’re going to discuss sale proof basses and the
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MacGyver Moments that Save Your Ass

May 17, 2011
Waiting for the house lights to go down, I noticed that the neck humbucker on my guitar had dropped into the body. Vibration had loosened the adjustment screw on one
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Oy! Packing and Shipping Woes

April 19, 2011
Practical advice on packing an instrument for safe shipping
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