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November 2012

Deep Blues: Quartal Blues

November 14, 2012
Chops: Intermediate Theory: Intermediate Lesson Overview: • Learn the principles of quartal harmony. • Play three- and four-note quartal voicings. • Construct quartal harmony based on the Dorian mode.
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Kick Out the Jams: Pick Up the Pieces - Funk Guitar 101

November 5, 2012
Chops: Intermediate Theory: Beginner Lesson Overview: • Understand the basics of funk guitar. • Create two- and three-note voicings that imply dominant and minor harmony. • Learn how to
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Beyond Blues: Beck's Blues, Pt. 2

November 5, 2012
Chops: Intermediate Theory: Beginner Lesson Overview: • Understand the key elements of Jeff Beck’s unique style. • Learn how to use rhythmic motifs to create interesting phrases. • Create
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Fretboard Workshop: Increasing a Lick's ROI

November 5, 2012
Chops: Intermediate Theory: Intermediate Lesson Overview: • Develop techniques to milk everything from your go-to phrases. • Learn how to tailor each phrase to specific chords. • Create simple
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Fender American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster Electric Guitar Review

October 16, 2012
The Jazzmaster is relatively en vogue these days, thanks in no small part to once-fringe players like Nels Cline, Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo and Thurston Moore, and a host
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Album Review: Kaki King - "Glow"

October 15, 2012
Kaki King Glow Velour Music Group Groundbreaking solo fingerstylist, darling of the indie-rock world, or both? While both camps can be protective of who they consider “theirs,” Kaki King
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PRS Stripped 58 Electric Guitar Review

October 10, 2012
Since their 2001 debut, Paul Reed Smith’s Singlecut electric guitars have been one of the company’s biggest success stories. Sure, they’re clearly influenced by Smith’s love of the tones
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Tightening Up A 1972 Fender Deluxe Reverb

October 8, 2012
This 22-watt Fender Deluxe Reverb is one of the world’s classic 1x12 combos. Hi Jeff, I have a 1972 Fender Deluxe Reverb. It sounds great, so I don’t want
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Yamaha BB1025X Bass Guitar Review

October 8, 2012
The Yamaha BB1025X has practical features, nice looks, and solid playability, and its versatility makes it an ideal choice for players who prefer to use one bass for an entire show, or bassists who have to change styles quickly.
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The Epiphone Emperor Swingster - A Poor Man's 6120?

October 8, 2012
1. Ready to rumble! A hollowbody Epiphone Emperor Swingster. 2. Officially called the “Wire Handle,” this is the trem arm Chet Atkins preferred on his Bigsby. The guitar’s overwound
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Album Review: Ty Segall - "Twins"

October 8, 2012
Ty Segall Twins Drag City As the reigning prince of the West Coast garage movement, Ty Segall is nuttily prolific, and his newest album, Twins, might be his most cohesive
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Electroplex Rocket 35-EL Amp Review

October 8, 2012
The Electroplex Rocket 35-EL dishes out a slew of vintage Brit-tones in an impressively versatile, modernized package.
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1968 Rickenbacker 360/12

October 8, 2012
The 1968 360/12 pictured here has the features most often associated with classic Deluxe Rickenbacker models of the ’60s.
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Fender Select Precision Bass Review

October 8, 2012
Serving up a straight, no-frills approach to tone that’s fit for any stage, Fender''s Select Precision is a showroom instrument that’s meant to be an everyday workhorse.
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Larrivée OM-10

October 8, 2012
TOP: With its quality tonewoods, high-end appointments, and detailed inlay work, a pre-owned Larrivée OM- 10 is a relative bargain considering its current value of $1,600 to $2,000. BOTTOM:
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What the Heck is with that Neck?

October 8, 2012
Fig. 1: Standard neck shapes. Fig. 2: A trapeze neck profile. Fig. 3: A wave neck profile. Do you remember how you chose your first bass? There’s a good
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Gibson J-45 Purevoice Custom Limited Edition Acoustic Guitar Review

October 8, 2012
The Gibson J-45 PureVoice Custom Limited Edition isn’t cheap, but it''s a versatile guitar that can grow and move with you through a multitude of styles and performance situations.
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The Console and Open Source Effects

October 8, 2012
Devi Ever’s Console III—a radically new way of looking at effects pedals. It seems the boutique effects market has finally gone mainstream, and as builders make a mad dash
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Album Review: Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola - "Not Getting Behind is the New Getting Ahead"

October 8, 2012
Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola Not Getting Behind is the New Getting Ahead charliehuntermusic It’s almost unfair to call Charlie Hunter a guitarist. His musicianship far exceeds what mere mortals
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Malekko Plus Ultra 213 Pedal Review

October 8, 2012
With the Malekko Plus Ultra 213’s potential to move between searing bumble-bee fuzz and creamier near-overdrive tones, it’s easy to imagine players making this their go-to fuzz.
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