August

August 2010

Defining the Pickup End Game

July 20, 2010
Jol Dantzig''s debut column addresses the goals luthiers have when choosing pickups for their guitars
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Guild Amps of the 1950s

July 20, 2010
A history of Guild''s early amps
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Vox AGA70 Acoustic Guitar Amp Review

July 20, 2010
The new Vox acoustic amp is an impressive tool for the working musician.
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Unsung Heroes: Exploring the Legacy of Forgotten ’60s Rockers

July 20, 2010
Why you shouldn''t forget about Vinny Martell, Zal Yanovsky, Gene Cornish, John Cipollina, Michael Monarch, Randy California, Dick Wagner, Erik Braunn, Jerry Miller, Eddie Philips, and Roy Wood
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Aracom Power Rox PRX 150-Pro Attenuator Review

July 20, 2010
Aracom''s attenuator reduces the level of your high-gain head, and matches impedances as well
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Kala U-Bass Review

July 20, 2010
Kala''s Ukulele Bass is a unique instrument that''s capable of producing a number of different type of bass tones
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Reverend Pete Anderson Signature Electric Guitar Review

July 20, 2010
The Pete Anderson signature Reverend is a versatile, P-90-equipped hollowbody
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Future Blues: The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach

July 20, 2010
The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach indulges his love of killer fuzz and timeless song structures to create the soul-swinging and super-infectious new LP Brothers.
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Dynamic 2040 HG DynaLead Amp Review

July 20, 2010
The Dynamic 2040 HG DynaLead is backed with versatile tones that are easy to use
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Sonic Layering

July 20, 2010
Using layering of effects to craft your own sound
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Builder Profile: Parsons Guitars

July 20, 2010
Randy Parsons builds guitars for Jack White, Jimmy Page, Joe Perry, and more, using out-of-the-box materials like bone, flowers, copper, and solid ebony. We talk to the luthier about his craft, and see his extraordinary creations.
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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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Go Ahead And Ask: Marshall Amplification

July 20, 2010
Marshall Amplification answers ten of your questions.
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Dunlop JC95 Jerry Cantrell Signature Wah Pedal Review

July 20, 2010
Dunlop''s Jerry Cantrell signature wah is a darker, moodier wah fitting for Alice in Chains riffs
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Sally Anne: Bluegrass Standard Arranged for Solo Flatpicking Guitar

July 20, 2010
Wayne Henderson''s full arrangement of the Bluegrass Standard Sally Anne
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Roger Mayer Talks Fuzz

July 20, 2010
Roger Mayer discusses transistors and the original Fuzz Face in this interview with Tom from 2003
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Bluesy Bends: Half-step "Smears," 1 1/2 Step Overbends and More

July 20, 2010
Basic bends and the minor third bend are covered
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1963 Gretsch Double Anniversary 6117

July 20, 2010
A vintage Gretsch the owner purchased for $40
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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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Mesa/Boogie Trans-Atlantic TA-15 Amp Review

July 20, 2010
Mesa''s entry into the lunchbox market delivers both British and American tones
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