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September 2010

Jonny Lang’s Dual-Channel Deluxe Reverbs

August 17, 2010
How does Jonny Lang combine two Deluxe Reverbs without getting out-of-phase, thin sound
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1938 Gibson L-5

August 17, 2010
A vintage L-5 used on Hank Williams, Chet Atkins, and Patsy Cline albums.
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Analog Man ARDX20 Dual Analog Delay Pedal Review

August 17, 2010
A simple-to-use analog delay with high-quality tones
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Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010

August 17, 2010
Premier Guitar braves record-breaking temperatures to take you inside the year’s hottest blues gathering—Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival.
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Revisiting the ’60s: Precision or Jazz?

August 17, 2010
The differences and similarities of vintage P- and J-basses are discussed.
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Partido Alto: Latin Jazz Rhythm for Guitar

August 17, 2010
Partido alto is a type of funky samba that is played in more urban areas with smaller ensembles.
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J. Backlund Design

August 17, 2010
Space age designs from John Backlund
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Late-1950s Rickenbacker Console 518 Triple-Neck Steel Guitar

August 17, 2010
Often referred to as “The Frying Pan,” Rickenbacker’s—Ro-Pat-In Corporation—1932 A-25 Electro Hawaiian Guitar was one of the first commercially available electric guitars.
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Hanson Firenze T-90 Electric Guitar Review

August 17, 2010
The T-90 blends Tele-style twang with P-90 growl in a striking-looking package
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Sitting in with Tim McGraw Sideman Darren Smith

August 17, 2010
Tim McGraw''s guitarist talks to Rich about his career and his gear.
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Bell Custom Guitars SS-ER Electric Guitar Review

August 17, 2010
A mahogany-core guitar with acrylic wings delivers unique looks and tones.
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The Origins of Obsession

August 17, 2010
Where did your passion for guitar come from? When did this whole guitar obsession start for you? Who turned you on? What made you stop and say, “I gotta do that”? More importantly, where did you get your first guitar?
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SWR Headlite and Amplite Bass Amp Reviews

August 17, 2010
SWR''s micro bass amps maintain that SWR sound in a portable package.
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EMG: The Active Pickup Makers Celebrate 35 Years of Pioneering Tone

August 17, 2010
The history and impact of EMG and active pickups are explored
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A Tale of Two Ludwigs

August 17, 2010
A Ludwig without its "yoy"
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Builder Profile: Kirk Sand Guitars

August 17, 2010
Kirk Sand builds gorgeous guitars for everyone from Tommy Emmanuel to Richie Sambora to Steve Wariner
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Interview: Paul Gilbert - Mr. Shred-Jangles

August 17, 2010
Long dogged and annoyed by the “shred” epithet, Paul Gilbert uses engrained jangle-pop sensibilities, deft tone selection, and jaw-dropping licks to prove he can’t be pigeonholed— even on an all-instrumental album like his new Fuzz Universe
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Rack Systems Brown Eye and Naked Amplifier Reviews

August 17, 2010
Dave Friedman''s two debut production amps are reviewed.
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Tales of Wood Discovery

August 17, 2010
Finding gorgeous wood in unexpected places
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When Disaster Strikes

July 20, 2010
Rich Eckhardt details the gear he lost (and recovered) in the Nashville floods
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