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October 2009

Becoming a Guitar Tech

September 24, 2009
Brad Paisley''s guitar tech shares his journey to backstage, and a typical show''s duties.
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BilT Guitars Relevator

September 18, 2009
New guitars from an up-and-coming company with a distinctly retro feel
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Unsung Heroes of Tone: The SVT Era

September 18, 2009
A look at the advancements in bass amplification in the sixties
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B.C. Rich 40th Anniversary Eagle Electric Guitar Review

September 18, 2009
The 40th Anniversary Eagle, limited to 40 guitars, is at the high-end of the company''s offerings.
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Anatomy of a Classic: Gibson 1949 GA-CB

September 18, 2009
The high-end of Gibson''s postwar amplifiers, the GA-CB is now one of the rarest vintage amps around.
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Bossa Nova Rhythms: Common Two-Measure Patterns

September 18, 2009
Several of the most commonly played bossa nova patterns, in their most basic form
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Tanglewood Guitar Company UK MasterDesign Series TSR2 Acoustic Guitar Review

September 18, 2009
The Tanglewood MasterDesign is a stage and ensemble-friendly acoustic
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The Pickup Story, Part I: the 1920s

September 18, 2009
The early days of pickups: beginning in the late-twenties and early thirties
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Jetter: Gain Stage Green, GS3 Dual Overdrive, and Gear Vibe Pedal Reviews

September 18, 2009
We live in a blessed age for lovers of boutique pedals. Every other day a company shows up online with a bucket (brigade?) of analog effects claiming to be the
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PRS Neal Schon Headstock Rebuild

September 18, 2009
A headstock break becomes more complicated with a Floyd Rose locking nut thrown in the mix
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The Essence of Simplicity

September 18, 2009
Ask yourself the question: How can I be me with less?
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Bogner 20th Anniversary Shiva and Ecstasy Amp Reviews

September 18, 2009
Bogner''s famous Shiva and Ecstasy amps have undergone some changes and improvements for their 20th anniversary.
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IK Multimedia Stealth Pedal Review

September 18, 2009
The Stealth Pedal is a USB connector and MIDI controller that comes packaged with IK Multimedia''s software
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British Blues Licks

September 18, 2009
Blues/Rock Lines in the Style of Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Mick Taylor and More
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Builder Profile: Hermida Audio Technology

September 18, 2009
We talk to the designer behind the Zendrive: Alfonso Hermida
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The Word of the Day is Hybrid

September 18, 2009
Doing double duty with an acoustic-electric
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Amp Simulators 101

September 18, 2009
Options for mimicking amplifiers with software or hardware.
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Rivera Silent Sister Isolation Cabinet Review

September 18, 2009
The Silent Sister takes a new approach to silent recording
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Tommy Emmanuel: On the Power of Inspiration

September 18, 2009
Tommy Emmanuel''s playing is incredible -- but his story may be even more incredible.
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