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September 2010

1968 Martin D-28 Pickguard Curling and Shrinkage

August 17, 2010
A small crack and pickguard replacement on a vintage Martin
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Montreal Guitar Show 2010

August 17, 2010
The works of master luthiers on display at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show
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Convergence: Bridging the Digital and Analog Worlds

August 17, 2010
Some current digital products and how they integrate with analog gear
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Recording King Century Studio Series ROS-626 12-Fret 000 Acoustic Guitar Review

August 17, 2010
The ROS-626 is built for old-time music and stays faithful to the 1930s era at a reasonable price.
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The Fender "Passing Lane" Stratocaster Mod

August 17, 2010
This mod bypasses the volume and tone controls and engages the bridge pickup with the push of a button
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Blues Lick·Tionary: Four Phrases to Add to Your Repertoire

August 17, 2010
Key phrases and licks for blues players
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1963 Fender Twin-Amp Model 6G8-A

August 17, 2010
In 1953, Fender launched an amp that would become the industry standard for decades to come: the Twin.
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Ampeg B-15N Portaflex

August 17, 2010
History and value of the Ampeg Portaflex
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Grid 1 G1 BPT212 Combo Amp Review

August 17, 2010
The lithium battery-powered tube amp has arrived -- but how does it sound?
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Lovepedal Echo Baby, Babyface Tremolo, Pickle Vibe, and Amp 50 Pedal Reviews

August 17, 2010
Lovepedal''s mini''s bring the company''s quality tones to ultra-compact packages
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Altered Scales and Chords

August 17, 2010
A look at popular altered chords, scales, and arpeggios.
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Fryette Amplification Memphis Thirty 1x12 Combo Amp Review

August 17, 2010
A two-channel, class A, EL84-equipped 1x12 combo, this 30-watt amp is packed with features and is easy and intuitive to operate.
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The Master's Chamber

August 17, 2010
Why hollow guitars sound the way they do.
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Funky Rhythm Guitar: Slippery Slide, Scratch Chords, Essential Voicings, and More

August 17, 2010
The half-step (one-fret) slide is a common trick that will add a little spice to your rhythm parts.
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The Lydian Mode

August 17, 2010
Talking modes and how to use them right.
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Go Ahead And Ask: Larry DiMarzio

August 17, 2010
Larry DiMarzio discusses naming his pickups, DC resistance, sheilding, magnet staggering, and more.
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Going Beyond the Amp

August 17, 2010
Facing the challenges of a PA head on.
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Zen Guitar for the 22nd Century ... and Beyond

August 17, 2010
Four tradition-flouting guitarists—Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo, Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner, and Rangda’s Sir Richard Bishop and Ben Chasny—offer tips on how to take your playing into the future by freeing your mind, hands, and 6-string from the confines of orthodox guitarisms.
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