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Gigging Advice

That Can Be Arranged: Trick or Tune

October 28, 2010
A new tune from Bill Piburn inspired by a haunted piano
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Space, the Final Frontier

October 20, 2010
Defining sonic options for adding depth and dimension to your sound
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Pickup Height and Mic Placement

October 20, 2010
Overlooked aspects of tone are explored
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What’s Going On in the Bass World?

October 20, 2010
Where the vintage bass market sits at the end of 2010
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Going for More Natural Tone Without Compression

October 20, 2010
Weaning off of compression and reaping the benefits
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Tech Tales: Packing Your Guitar for Air Travel

September 28, 2010
The ideal--and less ideal--ways to protect your instrument on an airplane
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Not as Described

September 21, 2010
Why a vintage bass might be considered "not as described."
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Your Thing, Their Thing, and the Whole Thing

September 21, 2010
Finding the thing that sets you apart
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Going Beyond the Amp

August 17, 2010
Facing the challenges of a PA head on.
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Zen Guitar for the 22nd Century ... and Beyond

August 17, 2010
Four tradition-flouting guitarists—Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo, Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner, and Rangda’s Sir Richard Bishop and Ben Chasny—offer tips on how to take your playing into the future by freeing your mind, hands, and 6-string from the confines of orthodox guitarisms.
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Revisiting the ’60s: Precision or Jazz?

August 17, 2010
The differences and similarities of vintage P- and J-basses are discussed.
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Sitting in with Tim McGraw Sideman Darren Smith

August 17, 2010
Tim McGraw''s guitarist talks to Rich about his career and his gear.
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Save Your Voice by Altering Your Playing

August 6, 2010
How you can adjust guitar parts of cover songs to bring the vocals within reach
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Humidity Hassles

July 29, 2010
Tips for dealing with humidity in summer outdoor shows.
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Sonic Layering

July 20, 2010
Using layering of effects to craft your own sound
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Reclaim Your Oomph!

July 20, 2010
Minor changes to bring your vintage bass'' sound back to its former glory
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Blending Bass With Acoustic Guitar

June 16, 2010
Exploring the options for accompanying an acoustic guitar on bass
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Why Not Leave Some Space?

June 16, 2010
Play less, leave space, and listen to the results
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Vintage Bass Electronics: Simple Logic for Common Issues

June 16, 2010
Is your vintage bass crackling, popping, or just plain weak? Here are some common fixes to try.
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Filling Big Shoes: What It’s Like to Have to Shred Someone Else’s Licks

June 16, 2010
Brad Gillis, Stacey Blades, Tommy Thayer, Ron Thal, and Jon Levin talk about stepping in to replace a legend
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