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March 2012

Carvin Brian Bromberg B24P Signature Bass Review

February 10, 2012
The new B24P bass is one of the two models resulting from Bromberg''s partnership with Carvin (there’s also a 5-string version of the Bromberg bass), and it’s one hell of a tool for dishing out low-end rumble.
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Dean Markley CD60 Amp Review

February 10, 2012
In the music industry, a great sound isn’t always the ticket to surefire stardom. Many artists toil and flirt with success, only to get just a tantalizing taste of
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Unoriginal? Join the Illustrious Club

February 10, 2012
Although these songs were fresh, hooky, and inventive, their titles were—like 75 percent of all music—derivative.
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Lollar Pickups El Rayo Humbuckers Review

February 10, 2012
Jason Lollar is one of the undisputed kings of aftermarket pickups. In his workshop not far from Seattle, he crafts some of the finest, handmade Gibson- and Fender-style pickups
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Keller Williams: Low-End Loop Master

February 10, 2012
One-man jam band Keller Williams reveals the trick to avoiding pesky loop drift, and tells how playing with the string cheese Incident inspired him to dive headlong into bass on his new reggaetrio album.
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Maxwell’s Silver Hammer of the Gods

February 10, 2012
In 1830, Michael Faraday submitted his most famous piece of scientific legislation‚ and this bit of genius described the physics that allows guitar pickups to exist.
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How to Convert Your Axe to a Baritone

February 10, 2012
Although converting to a bari is a job just about any player can handle, there’s a lot more to it than just swapping the existing neck with a long-scale replacement. Here, ace Nashville repairman John LeVan walks you step-by-step through making yours sound spectacular and play like butter.
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Martin Style Types

February 10, 2012
Style numbers indicate the construction materials and appointments of the guitar, and this system allows for several combinations between body shapes and styles.
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10 Pro Pedalboards Revealed

February 10, 2012
We recently combed through all the pedalboards we’ve seen in the last year of Rig Rundown video shoots to bring you the 10 most stacked rigs we’ve encountered across a range of genres.
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Gtrwrks 19 Sixty 3 Boost Pedal Review

February 10, 2012
The effects of a boost pedal are always most apparent through a nice clean rig. In this case, a ’68 Fender Bassman and a 4x12 loaded with V30 Celestions did the trick.
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Kick Out The Jams: Both Sides of the Field - Outside Playing 101

February 10, 2012
Chops: Intermediate Theory: Intermediate Lesson Overview: • Incorporate more “outside” sounds into your playing. • Learn to use half-diminished and diminished arpeggios over dominant chords. • Create lines that
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Phil Jones Bass D-600 Head and Neo-Power 8B Cab Review

February 10, 2012
Check out Phil Jones’ website and you’ll see Jones is both an innovator and a knowledgeable bass player. His designs and approach to delivering sound have not only caught
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Restoring a Prototype Gibson Cello Bass, Pt. 2

February 10, 2012
Though the groundwork was laid by Gibson, I still faced many questions and had to work through a number of mechanical designs.
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Shred Your Enthusiasm: For Those About to Rock

February 10, 2012
How to keep your ears in good condition and also how to deal with any hearing loss you may already have.
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Album Review: The Little Willies - "For the Good Times"

February 10, 2012
For the Good Times, the band’s second album, is a collection of country and honky tonk classics by the likes of Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, and Lefty Frizzell.
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