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Advanced Fingerstyle Techniques: Slapped Harmonics, Tremoloed Bass Notes, and More

April 15, 2010
Add to your techniques with Michael-Hedges, Tuck Andress and even Bootsy Collins-inspired techniques
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Hybrid Scales: Expanding Your Sonic Palette

April 15, 2010
Combining notes from two different scales to create hybrids
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Freekish Blues Freek Out!, Coily Fuzz and Betty Boost Pedal Reviews

April 15, 2010
Freekish Blues pedals marry vintage designs with unique twists and tongue-in-cheek humor
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The Modes, part 3: Modal Lines

April 7, 2010
Continue your modal education with lines from the F# Ionian, E Dorian, A Phrygian and C Lydian scales.
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Wampler Pedals Super Plextortion and Pinnacle Pedal Review

April 2, 2010
The Super Plextortion and Pinnacle from Brian Wampler aim for two iconic rock sounds: Plexi Marshall and Van Halen''s "Brown Sound."
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Detailed Diminished IV

March 19, 2010
Resolving diminished chords or arpeggios to a minor chord in minor keys
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Martin OMC-16OGTE Acoustic Guitar Review

March 18, 2010
Martin''s OMC-16OGTE acoustic uses Roland COSM modeling for a stage-ready guitar
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ToadWorks PipeLine Tremolo Pedal Review

March 18, 2010
The ToadWorks PipeLine channels harmonic vibrato from early Fender Brownface amps.
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Egnater Renegade Amp Review

March 11, 2010
The Renegade keeps Egnater''s signature feature sets and affordable pricing while moving them into a higher-gain package.
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Fender American Special Stratocaster & Telecaster Reviews

March 11, 2010
Where does Fender''s new American Special series fit in their family of Strats and Teles?
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