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August 2010

Staying Hungry

July 20, 2010
In a rut? Are you still hungry?
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Must We Restore?

July 20, 2010
Does restoring a vintage instrument really make it better?
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Harden Engineering Switchblade Electric Guitar Review

July 20, 2010
Harden Engineering''s Switchblade has unique looks and down ''n'' dirty tone
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Port City Sahana Amp Head and Wave 2x12 Cab Review

July 20, 2010
The Sahana is an EL34-flavored amp with great midrange rock tones.
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Normandy Guitars

July 20, 2010
Jim Normandy builds solidbodies and hollowbody guitars from aluminum.
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Using Multiple Amp Mics

July 20, 2010
Guidelines for employing multiple mics on your next recording
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Toggle-Switch Mania: Creating Cool Sounds with Multi-Pickup Guitars

July 20, 2010
Produce an alternating timbre effect using your toggle switch
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1957 Fender Musicmaster and 1959 Fender Duo-Sonic

July 20, 2010
In 1955, Fender Sales decided the company needed to add inexpensive student electric guitar models to the existing lineup, which included the Esquire, the Telecaster, the Stratocaster, and the Precision bass.
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Brothers and Sisters In Arms: Guitars for Vets

July 20, 2010
Guitars for Vets organizers Patrick Nettesheim and Dan Van Buskirk help veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder find hope again through music.
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The Vintage Coiled-Cable Simulator Mod

July 20, 2010
How to make your Strat sound like it''s running through a coily cable
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Rickenbacker Model 4001 Bass

July 20, 2010
A history of Rickenbacker basses, and the value of this ''70s example.
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The Diminished Scale: Jazzy Applications for this Symmetrical Scale

July 20, 2010
The diminished scale can be constructed simply by preceding each note of the diminished seventh chord with a note a semitone below.
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What Makes an Acoustic Tick?

July 20, 2010
A look at the common and less common types of bracings.
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Demystifying the Master Volume

July 20, 2010
What are the sonic differences between master-volume and non-master-volume amps
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Master Ultra-Fast Runs with Linear Tapping

July 20, 2010
Learn Greg Howe''s linear tapping approach
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1977 Fender Jazz Bass

July 20, 2010
Created in 1960 as a mellower alternative to the seminal Fender Precision bass, the Fender Jazz bass has created a musical legacy all its own
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Builder Profile: Sommatone Amplification

July 20, 2010
The story behind Jimmy Somma''s hand-built amp heads
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Amptweaker TightDrive Pedal Review

July 20, 2010
Amp guru James Brown''s debut pedal is reviewed
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Amptweaker Bass TightDrive Pedal Review

July 20, 2010
Amp guru James Brown''s debut pedal is tweaked for bass
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William Jeffrey Jones Guitars

March 11, 2010
Hand-carved beauties from Missouri
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