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March 2010

1966 Fender Jazzmaster

February 11, 2010
It may not be a funky, cheap guitar, but sometimes a familiar, vintage piece is just what you need to see. That’s why we’re bringing you this pristine ’66 Jazzmaster.
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Electrical Guitar Company

February 11, 2010
Electrical Guitar Company draws inspiration from Travis Bean, et al, by using aluminum in the construction of their instruments
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LÂG Guitars Come to America

February 11, 2010
"One of Europe''s best kept secrets" is bringing their acoustic magic to the States. We have a look at what''s in store.
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Back in the Rack: The Return of Lee Jackson’s GP-1000

February 11, 2010
Vintage rack gear? A look into the history of Lee Jackson''s GP-1000, the first mass-produced rack preamp.
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Marshall JCM-800 Combo

February 11, 2010
Background and value of a JCM-800 1x12 combo
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You Can Build It, Yes You Can

February 11, 2010
Been thinking about building a guitar? Just do it! Here are some tips for getting started.
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The Science of Tone

February 11, 2010
A scientific approach to what we hear as Tone
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Voice Leading: Jazz Chord Movement

February 11, 2010
from Chord-Melody Guitar The voice leading principles that are most common are: 1. common tone and/or closest tone, 2. contrary motion, 3. chromatic movement. The examples that follow will
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Boss eBand JS-8 Review

February 11, 2010
BOSS eBand allows you to jam along with an array of backing tracks using COSM-modeled amps and effects.
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String Skipping; Sequences for Wide-Interval Guitar Shredding

February 11, 2010
String skipping can add more color to standard licks by automatically introducing wider intervals.
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Build Your Groove with a Drum Machine

February 11, 2010
Using a drum machine can be great for practicing and offer more than a metronome can provide
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Three-Note-Per-String Variables

February 11, 2010
Break out of your ruts with three-note-per-string variables
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Tradition S2000 Deluxe Electric Guitar Review

February 11, 2010
Quality and affordability meet in this single-cut from Tradition
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Funky, Cheap Electrics: Formerly Low End Kitsch... Now Cool Collectibles

February 11, 2010
From Supro to Tiesco to EKO to Vox, Airline, Harmony, Mosrite and more, we look into the charm and market for cheap, funky vintage electrics.
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Kilpatrick Audio Chora Lush, Echo Centric, Vibro Man and Lush Puppy Pedal Reviews

February 11, 2010
Kilpatrick''s four pedals each pack two feature sets for an impressive set of modulation effects
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GP-1000: Inside the Design of Lee Jackson's Rack Preamp

February 11, 2010
Exploring the differences in years of the GP-1000 and the preamp''s evolution
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Secrets of the Masters: "I'm Eighteen" by Alice Cooper

February 11, 2010
Breaking down the mix of one of Alice Coopers breakthrough hits
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Aria Pro II “Herb Ellis” Model TE 175: Prototype or First Production Model?

January 14, 2010
An Aria Pro II Herb Ellis model shows up with serial #1. Is it a prototype or first model?
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Doing Your Homework, Part 1

January 14, 2010
The quick method of getting to know your gear.
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