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The Premier Guitar Pedalboard Survival Guide

December 21, 2010
It takes a lot more than a few stompboxes, Velcro, and a carrying case to thrive in the pedal wilderness. Here we guide you through the common pitfalls encountered when assembling your go-to stomp station.
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First-Time Amp Restoration, Part 1

December 21, 2010
A vintage Supro in need of a tune-up
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Resurrect Those Old Tuners!

October 20, 2010
Replacing tuners with properly aged replacements
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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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Not as Described

September 21, 2010
Why a vintage bass might be considered "not as described."
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1968 Martin D-28 Pickguard Curling and Shrinkage

August 17, 2010
A small crack and pickguard replacement on a vintage Martin
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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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