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March 2010

1957 Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody 6120

February 11, 2010
A perfect example of the Chet Atkins model used by greats like Duane Eddy
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The Stratocaster Cap Switching Mod

February 11, 2010
How to use different tone caps for different positions on the Strat
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Sherwin Linton, Crib Rods, and the Origins of the B-Bender

February 11, 2010
The tale behind how the B-Bender came to be
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Biasing a Bassman

February 11, 2010
Changing the tubes on a pawnshop Bassman 50 - which to get and how to bias?
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The Art of Noise

February 11, 2010
How to inject some noise into your sound
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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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