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September 2010

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 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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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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