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April 2010

Repeating Licks: Pentatonic Lead Basics

March 11, 2010
Repeating patterns using the A minor pentatonic scale that you can use when soloing.
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Tone Capacitors for Stratocasters, Part 1

March 11, 2010
A quick guide to vintage Strat caps - which ones to try, and what you should expect.
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Load Boxes and Pulling Twin Power Tubes

March 11, 2010
Looking for a simple, inexpensive load box? Make your own.
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Secrets of the Masters: "Dream Warriors" by Dokken

March 11, 2010
How George Lynch & Dokken''s ''80s horror movie classic came together
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Express Yourself

March 11, 2010
Expanding your tonal options with expression pedals
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The Gear of the Grammys

March 11, 2010
See how the Staples Center gets set up for the biggest night in music
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Xotic XJ-1T 4-String Bass Review

March 11, 2010
Xotic''s import J-bass clone packs additional features and tons of quality
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Open G Tuning: New Ideas for the Blues and Beyond

March 11, 2010
Accessing and using Open G tuning
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Passing Tones

March 11, 2010
Greg Howe shares a method to spice up solos: passing tones.
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Larry Taylor, Jerry Lee Lewis and Gear that Comes and Goes

March 11, 2010
Gear comes and goes in the most interesting ways, even if you''re Jerry Lee Lewis
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Recording at Home

March 11, 2010
Rich shares first-hand experience for optimizing your home recordings
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The Cult of Tone

March 11, 2010
How Vanity, Iconography, and Chance Dictate Six-String Spirituality
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Creation Audio Labs Holy Fire Pedal Review

March 11, 2010
The Holy Fire is an overdrive/distortion pedal with a world of tones
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TC Electronic PolyTune Poly-Chromatic Tuner Review

March 11, 2010
TC Electronic''s new PolyTune tunes all strings at once, accurately and easily.
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1963 Gibson Firebird

March 11, 2010
Showing a little love to one of Gibson''s less revered models
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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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