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February 2012

Album Review: Radio Moscow - "The Great Escape of Leslie Magnafuzz"

January 10, 2012
If you’re a fan of late-’60s psych rock and incessantly grooving early-’70s metal, chances are you’ll dig it.
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Restoring A Prototype Gibson Cello Bass

January 10, 2012
The groundwork was laid by Gibson, but there are still many mechanical designs to work through and questions to answer about how the original builder intended to make it all come together.
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Brent Mason: A Chameleon in Tune Town

January 10, 2012
nashville session ace Brent mason discusses his new recording how-to dvd, his heavily modified ’68 Tele workhorse, and how sight-reading can sometimes make him “sweat blood.”
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MJ Guitars GrooveMaster Electric Guitar Review

January 10, 2012
MJ’s newest creation is the Groovemaster, a P-90 equipped solidbody that melds the company’s distinctive, curvaceous designs with elements from vintage Fender and Gibson axes.
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The Best Gear?

January 10, 2012
Owning gear isn’t the goal. The goal is to create music, and the equipment is simply what you need to reach that goal.
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Hagstrom Viking Bass Guitar Review

January 10, 2012
Here we take a look at the semi-hollow Viking 4-string bass—a variation on the company’s 1960s Concord bass.
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Mario Guitars Serpentine 2 Electric Guitar Review

January 10, 2012
The sounds you can extract from the hyperlight, super-playable, and sweet-sounding guitar can range from beautifully familiar to revelatory—and just might change the way you see and hear the potential in shortscale, Fender-style solidbodies.
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Fingerpicking Blues: Classic 8-Bar Blues Solos in First Position

January 17, 2011
The following solos show how to play unaccompanied, solo blues in first position.
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