December 2016

July 2010

Strymon Brigadier Delay, Orbit Flanger, Blue Sky Reverberator, and Ola Chorus & Vibrato Pedal Reviews

June 16, 2010
Four new pedals from Strymon combine old and new technology to recreate vintage-style sounds without the pitfalls.
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Pedal-Steel Effect

June 16, 2010
Imitating pedal steel sounds on the guitar by using volume swells, bends, and vibrato
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1960 Gibson SG TV (Les Paul Junior Style) #0 9101

June 16, 2010
Origins of the Les Paul Junior, and a 1960 "SG" model
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Builder Profile: Collings Guitars

June 16, 2010
Charting the growth of Collings guitars through Bill Collings'' words and the famous artists who love his guitars.
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JBovier EMC Electric Mandolin Review

June 16, 2010
JBovier offers a solution for those playing mandolin in a band
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Guild F-512 Jumbo 12-String Acoustic Guitar Review

June 16, 2010
Guild''s latest Jumbo 12-string lives up to the company''s F-512
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Interview: Rodrigo y Gabriela - Busking for Broke

June 16, 2010
Rodrigo y Gabriela discuss their transition from local Mexican metal to global acoustic phenoms, their new signature Yamaha acoustics, and why you shouldn''t confuse them with Flamenco.
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Turning Your Amp On

June 16, 2010
Is it okay to just turn an amp on after years of letting it sit?
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Fender Acoustasonic Telecaster Electric Guitar Review

June 16, 2010
The Acoustasonic Tele produces solid electric, acoustic, and mixed tones for the gigging musician.
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Vintage Bass Electronics: Simple Logic for Common Issues

June 16, 2010
Is your vintage bass crackling, popping, or just plain weak? Here are some common fixes to try.
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Take Your Pick: Crafting Acoustic Variety with Your Hands

June 16, 2010
Changing up your sound by changing up your picking
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Suspended Chords

June 16, 2010
Understanding and using sus2 and sus4 voicings
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The Lydian Flat-7 Scale

June 16, 2010
Improvising jazz lines over non-functioning dominant 7th chords
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Orange SP410 Isobaric Bass Cab Review

June 16, 2010
A 4x10 with the portability of a 2x10
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50 Feet High and Rising: Nashville's Devastating Flood

June 16, 2010
A narrative account of coming face to face with the destroyed guitars in Nashville''s Soundcheck
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Builder Profile: Tom Anderson Guitarworks

June 16, 2010
Tom Anderson shares how he became a custom-guitar pioneer and details the company’s new Short T guitar.
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David Munn Small Jumbo Acoustic Guitar Review

June 16, 2010
An expertly crafted, comfortable, great-sounding small-bodied acoustic from Iowa
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Happy New Gear (Recession is Over, If You Want It)

December 17, 2009
Think you can''t afford any new gear? Think again. Tom tells you how to position yourself for gear acquisition success.
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