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May 2011

Guild G-1000 — The First Acoustic Guitar Amp?

April 19, 2011
A solid-state acoustic amp, with built-in cushion!
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Tone-Sculpting Backline Gear

April 19, 2011
Like it or not, it is up to you to know how to get the most out of any guitar or amp you come across. The two most common brands of amps I find on stages full of backline gear are Fenders and Mesa/Boogies. Lets begin with some tips on settings for these amps.
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Shred Your Enthusiasm: I Meant to Do That

April 19, 2011
Crafting solos by playing well-selected notes on purpose because you like the way they sound, not just because they happen to fall in a convenient spot where your fingers were going anyway.
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Inside Jazz: Linear Transformations

April 19, 2011
There are two distinctly different ways to expand the chord form—our skeletal melody—into linear improvisations.
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Rhythm & Grooves: Crazy Quartal Comping

April 19, 2011
In this lesson, we’ll map out three-note forms on the lower string sets and then test-drive larger four- and five-note quartal voicings.
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Stomp School Graduation Day!

April 19, 2011
Tom digs into pedal guts and says goodbye in his final Stomp School column.
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Stratocaster Q&A, 2011

April 19, 2011
A selection of Strat-related questions from Dirk''s inbox.
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Vintage Vault: 1967 Gibson EB-2 With 1967 Sunn 200s

February 15, 2011
Gibson''s second bass shared its its double-cutaway, semi-solid design with the ES-335 unveiled that same year.
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The Low End: Milestones in Vintage Bass Evolution

February 15, 2011
Kevin''s personal top items that influenced the evolution of today’s vintage bass, in no particular order of preference.
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