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May 2012

Fingerstyle Workout: New Orleans Guitar

April 6, 2012
Understand the basics of the New Orleans piano tradition.
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Fender Esquire Basics

April 6, 2012
I admit that the Fender Esquire is one of my favorite guitars ever, and I find its sound and simplicity very appealing.
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Supro Brentwood

April 6, 2012
Your Supro Brentwood (Model 1650T) was produced in the mid-1950s and according to the 1955 Supro catalog, the Brentwood was “Supro’s finest amplifier with powerful-range tremolo.”
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SX Hawk MN P90

April 6, 2012
The P-90s make the guitar sound full and very Gibson-ish, while the Strat-style body, neck, and bridge give it more of Fender vibe.
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Cheap and Easy Bass Mods

April 6, 2012
Two cheap and non-destructive mods that add functionality and tonal variety to your instrument.
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VOX Delaylab Pedal Review

April 6, 2012
With 30 delay types, three different looping modes, expression pedal capability, and a very intelligent preset system, the DelayLab is a solution for insatiable experimentalists.
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Nada Surf: Caws and Effect

April 6, 2012
Frontman/guitarist Matthew Caws candidly discusses his creative process.
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EBS Reidmar 250 Bass Head and Classicline 110 & 112 Cab Review

April 6, 2012
The Reidmar 250—sets its sights on bassists who need a portable, gig-friendly rig.
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Album Review: The Cult - "Choice of Weapon"

April 6, 2012
Choice of Weapon will likely have Cult devotees—and newbies alike—in disbelief that it’s been almost 30 years since the band broke onto the scene.
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Shred Your Enthusiasm: A Snow Shovel or a Hair Dryer?

April 6, 2012
Which is better, alternate picking or economy picking? The choice is easy if you understand how to pick the right tool for the job.
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Perfectly Imperfect

April 6, 2012
Over time, I’ve become fond of what some might call imperfection. It might be a flubbed note on Live at Leeds, or a semitone of flatness on a Neil Young vocal.
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Album Review: Carolina Chocolate Drops - "Leaving Eden"

April 6, 2012
The Piedmont multi-instrumentalists may be of a vanishing breed who call and respond to their ancestors, arranging classics like “Briggs’ Corn Shucking Jig,” dating as far back as 1855.
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Tone Stacking With Two Amps

April 6, 2012
If you want to use two amps simultaneously, there are some things you need to know before you flip on those power switches.
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10 Tips for Summer Gigging

April 6, 2012
Because life on the road can be like walking a thin tightrope, Premier Guitar offers up some tried-and- true guidelines for the working musician.
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Source Audio Programmable EQ Pedal Review

April 6, 2012
The Programmable EQ is more than just another run-of-the-mill tool for fiddling with frequencies.
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Larry Alan Infinity Driver Pedal Review

April 6, 2012
The Infinity Driver overdrive emphasizes versatility and the ability to play nice with myriad amps and guitars.
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Blueridge BG-2500 Super Jumbo Acoustic Guitar Review

April 6, 2012
Blueridge’s BG-2500 Super Jumbo, reviewed here, isn’t a strict reinterpretation of Gibson’s grande dame, it riffs on the concept in a positively celebratory way that looks fantastic and results in some very big and rich sounds too.
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Restoring a 1963 Gibson EB-OF Fuzztone Bass

April 6, 2012
Gibson made the EB-OF with a doublecutaway slab mahogany body with rounded horns and a transparent cherry-red finish.
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Kick Out The Jams: Rhythmic Motifs 101

April 6, 2012
Learn a two-step process for expanding your musical vocabulary.
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Album Review: Prester John - "Rise O' Fainthearted Girls"

April 6, 2012
Underground guitar hero Shawn Persinger and mandolinist David Miller, both remarkable instrumentalists and engaging singers.
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