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October 2010

Steve Grimes Guitars

September 20, 2011
As a woodworker and working musician, Steve Grimes was fascinated by the prospect of combining the two professions and began building guitars in the early ’70s.
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1976 Ibanez Custom Agent Artist 2405

September 21, 2010
An example from the Ibanez "lawsuit era"
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The Sword: Spaced-Out Texas Boogie Metal

September 21, 2010
After two albums walking the line between heavy rock and metal, J.D. Cronise and Kyle Shutt of the Sword unabashedly indulge their taste for riffs and grooves with Warp Riders.
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Old-School Picking Drills

September 21, 2010
Old school picking drills from Rusty Cooley
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Still Learning, One Surprise at a Time

September 21, 2010
Bob Taylor shares moments of learning and inspiration
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Muscle Maintenance for Guitarists

September 21, 2010
Warmups and stretches to keep your hands and wrists in shape
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Not as Described

September 21, 2010
Why a vintage bass might be considered "not as described."
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Inside the A/DA Harmony Synthesizer

September 21, 2010
Investigating the guts of the A/DA Harmony Synth
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CD Review: Middle Class Rut - "No Name No Color"

September 21, 2010
Middle Class Rut''s debut CD is a raucous, bombastic affair with dynamic arrangements and soaring melodies
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Schroeder Edge Doublecut Electric Guitar Review

September 21, 2010
The Edge''s complex pickup configuration and build quality make for a versatile, beautiful instrument
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Sonuus G2M MIDI Converter Review

September 21, 2010
An easy solution for going MIDI
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The Fender TBX Tone Control, Part 1

September 21, 2010
One of Fender''s oldest factory mods features a stacked potentiometer
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Devo: Bastardizing the Blues

September 21, 2010
Bob Mothersbaugh deconstructs how his love of blues masters and a de-evolutionary approach to playing and gear helped Devo revolutionize popular music.
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Artinger Custom Guitars

September 21, 2010
Custom archtops, hollowbodies, and solidbodies
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More Twin-Taming Techniques

September 21, 2010
Digging deeper into impedance issues and capacitor leakage
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Reamping Fun for the Whole Band

September 21, 2010
The nuts and bolts of reamping the other members of your band
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Daniel Lanois: The Man with the Midas Touch

September 21, 2010
Whether producing Neil Young, U2, and Bob Dylan, or shaping mysterious guitar textures in Black Dub, Daniel Lanois uses soul and sonic alchemy to create some of the most beautiful and distinctive sounds in rock.
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The Legend of Slash’s Appetite for Destruction Les Paul

September 21, 2010
Will we ever know who built the Les Paul Slash played on “Sweet Child O’ Mine”?
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