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Upkeep

1974 Gibson J-50 Deluxe Binding Decay, Part 3

July 20, 2010
The ''74 Gibson J-50 Deluxe with tortoise binding rot is finished
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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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'56 Fender Telecaster — Hole-a-Riffic!

June 16, 2010
Plugging and capping a hole drilled in a gem of a 1956 Tele neck.
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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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Making a Super Reverb Super

April 15, 2010
A ’66 Fender Super Reverb. Photo courtesy of guitarphotographer.com. Hey, Jeff. I love your column! I look forward to reading it every month. I have a ’67 blackface Super
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‘62 Fender Strat Neck Chiropractic Adjustment

March 11, 2010
Gently working the bow out of an otherwise pristine ''62 Fender neck
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In Search of Uncle Bookie, Part 2

March 11, 2010
A artist-owned bass is in terrible shape. Refinish it or not?
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Tidying Up a 1971 Gibson SG

February 11, 2010
A nice SG needs a few touch-ups to be back to gigging condition
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Biasing a Bassman

February 11, 2010
Changing the tubes on a pawnshop Bassman 50 - which to get and how to bias?
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A Tubular Sounding 1966 Gibson ES 335TD

January 14, 2010
A great looking 1966 ES 335TD needs a little help with its sound.
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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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Making a Supro Super

October 21, 2009
A 1948 Supro with some fuzz and speaker heat issues
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Fender Amp Bias and Impedance

September 18, 2009
Jeff answers two questions this month: tips on biasing a Fender Deluxe and matching a Bassman head to cabs with mismatched impedance
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Are You in Tune?

August 19, 2009
Tuning rules from Bob Taylor to save you some headaches
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Black-Lighting a ’59 Fender Telecaster Neck

May 20, 2009
John Brown employs a black light to identify a refinished headstock, and help restore it to its original finish
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1966 Gibson L4C Clean Up

April 21, 2009
A 1966 Gibson L4C is great condition, other than a layer of dust and grime.
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1966 Martin D12-35 Neck Heel Restore

March 17, 2009
John Brown whips a ''66 D12-35 neck into shape
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Top 10 Tips on Vintage Bass Maintenance

March 17, 2009
Keeping your vintage bass in shape with minimal time and monetary investment
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Breaking in Your Speakers

March 17, 2009
Why a broken in speaker sounds different, and how to capture that sound with a new speaker
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You Write, I Respond: Readers' Thoughts, Part 2

February 16, 2009
Kevin shares readers'' thoughts on the vintage bass market
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