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June 2009

7 Steps to Stellar Guitar Recordings

May 20, 2009
Mitch Gallagher shares his tips for professional-sounding recording
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Rick Nielsen: His Checkered Past

May 20, 2009
Rick Nielsen talks about his 5-neck Hamers, Cheap Trick, and memorable moments from the last 40 years
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Super-Vee Double-Locking Strat Vibrato System Review

May 20, 2009
The Super-Vee tackles the age-old problem of staying in tune while abusing the vibrato bar
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Blues Turnarounds & Tags

May 20, 2009
Building a Vocabulary for Solos, Fills, and More
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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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Digital Delay Roundup: DigiTech Timebender, Guyatone Micro Delay, & Electro-Harmonix #1 Echo

May 20, 2009
A look at three digital delays: DigiTech TimeBender, Guyatone Mighty Micro MDm5 Micro Delaym, and Electro-Harmonix #1 Echo
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As the Notes Burn

May 20, 2009
Greg Howe presents some shred licks, with video demonstrations of how to play them
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Let's Jump into the Fire: Recording Cottage City Firehouse

May 20, 2009
Rich Eckhard shares studio tips from the recording of his latest album
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Guitar Tasting Tips

May 20, 2009
How guitar tasting is like food tasting -- and how to keep yourself honest with both
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Speakers: 40% of Your Tone

May 20, 2009
Speaker basics from Tony Pasko
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Gibson ES-295: To Refinish or Not to Refinish?

May 20, 2009
A flaking 1955 ES-295 -- Zach weighs the pros and cons of refinishing, and explains what it does to the value of an instrument
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Stratocaster Tone Split Mod

May 20, 2009
Splitting Strat tone controls into two different ranges with separate caps
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Louis Electric KR-12 Amp Head & Cabinet Review

May 20, 2009
Louis Electric''s 50-watt KR-12 head and 2x12 cab deliver classic tones at stage-ready volumes
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Specimen Products Maxwell Custom

May 20, 2009
Specimen Products'' project, based on a rough guitar made by Ian Schneller
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Fritz Brothers Rat Bastard Electric Guitar Review

May 20, 2009
The Fritz Rat Bastard employs mini-humbuckers for a nice variety of sounds
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The Mysterious Gibson Moderne

May 20, 2009
The search for the vintage world''s holy grail
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Cornford Roadhouse 30 Combo Amp Review

May 20, 2009
The Cornford Roadhouse 30 is a portable, affordable option for rock
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Grosh Guitars '59 Spec Set Neck Model

May 20, 2009
Don Grosh Set Neck model - on Gear Search now
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