Magnatone Giveawya

August Issue

February 2011

Super Locrian Improv: Jazz-Rock Fusion Applications for this Mode of the Melodic Minor Scale

January 17, 2011
A useful mode of the melodic minor is known as Super Locrian. This is the seventh mode of melodic minor.
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1952 Gibson Goldtop Les Paul

January 17, 2011
A fully-gold Goldtop in impeccable shape from the latter half of 1952
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Brainstorms From NAMM's Budget Basement

January 17, 2011
What is a company to do when musicians present it with exuberant, youthful input that runs counter to that company’s current course? Should it dive headlong into uncharted waters or
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Alan Parsons' "Art and Science of Sound Recording"

January 17, 2011
If it doesn’t sound right to the human ear, it’s not going to sound right to the microphone,” notes Alan Parsons on his Art & Science of Sound Recording
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The Right Mic, Pt. 2

January 17, 2011
Let’s discuss a few other important microphone characteristics and how they affect the sound the mic captures.
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Social Distortion: Punk At The Wheel

January 17, 2011
Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness and co-guitarist Jonny Wickersham talk about P-90 addiction, Ness’ knack for engrossing lyrics, and what it was like for the Les Paul Deluxe-loving leader of the veteran punk band to sit in the producer’s chair for Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes.
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Eastwood Guitars Warren Ellis Signature Tenor Guitar Review

January 17, 2011
Warren Ellis'' signature Eastwood is a 4-string tenor electric that opens sonic frontiers typically ignored by 6-string acolytes.
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Builder Profile: David Myka Custom Guitars

January 17, 2011
When David Myka says he’s ready to take on any project, no matter how out-there or customized, you know he means it: He built his first guitars out of throwaway parts—including radio guts and nut-and-bolt tuning keys—and wound his first pickups out of reclaimed transformer wire and 6-penny nails.
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Mesa/Boogie Mark IIB Combo Amp

January 17, 2011
An early 1980s Boogie Mark amp
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Encounters With The Mad Professor

January 17, 2011
It’s amazing how unusual circumstances can connect players with great guitar equipment.
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