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July 2010

Secrets of the Masters: The Doobie Brothers "China Grove"

June 16, 2010
What the master tapes tell us about this Doobie Brothers track
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Recording Is a Battlefield, Part 4

June 16, 2010
Using pedals when recording
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Tone Capacitors for Stratocasters, Part 4

June 16, 2010
The weird quirks and intricacies of tone caps are discussed
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Interview: Kaki King - Embracing Change

June 16, 2010
Acoustic phenom Kaki King talks about switching to boutique and vintage electric gear for her new trio album, Junior.
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ZT Amplifiers Lunchbox Acoustic Amp Review

June 16, 2010
A small-but-loud affordable acoustic amp for small-to-medium-sized gigs.
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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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