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July 2011

Acoustic Adventures: The E-Minus Effect

June 14, 2011
Using partial capos and a full arrangement of Fur Elise.
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Beware the Guitar

June 14, 2011
What part of the human consciousness created this instrument, this wizard’s wand, this hypnotic tool? And, more importantly, why?
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Wampler Pedals Leviathan Pedal Review

June 14, 2011
Wampler’s way to a more unique fuzz took a more aggressive route, one inspired by the sounds of players like the Smashing Pumpkin’s Billy Corgan
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My Morning Jacket: Gymnasium Americana

June 14, 2011
Jim James and Carl Broemel of the Grammy-nominated My Morning Jacket talk about their treasured tape echo units, the musical magic that happens when you jettison logic, and how tracking live in an old gym helped them create their own universe on "Circuital".
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CD Review: Matt Schofield - "Anything But Time"

June 14, 2011
On the majority of these 10 tracks, which are mostly co-written originals, Schofield uses just a touch less grit than most blues players rely on these days.
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Ivan Julian: Spleen On His Sleeve

June 14, 2011
Punk veteran Ivan Julian—formerly of Richard Hell & the Voidoids—fesses up about how bassoons, glued-together vintage Strats, Electro-Voice SRO speakers, and acoustic strings on electric guitars led to the magic on his new album, "The Naked Flame".
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Bogner Barcelona Amp Review

June 14, 2011
While the Barcelona is built principally for a crystal-clean headroom, Bogner also threw in a Gain control for added versatility.
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Rhythm & Grooves: Sparkle Voicings

June 14, 2011
In this lesson, we’ll adapt—and greatly simplify—Lenny Breau’s approach, and use it to generate chord voicings that would be difficult or impossible to play with standard guitar technique.
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Fret-King Super-Matic Guitar Review

June 14, 2011
In terms of ease of use and versatility, the Super-Matic may be the most elegant and practical stab at a self-tuning system yet.
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Michael Dunn Guitars

June 14, 2011
Canadian luthier Michael Dunn has spent most of his life experimenting with interior resonators.
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