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October 2012

Eric Johnson: Concepts and Techniques

October 9, 2012
Learn a few of the techniques that have taunted our ears, muddled our minds, and focused our phalanges for decades.
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Shred Your Enthusiasm: Blues-Rock Obstacle Course

October 8, 2012
Chops: Intermediate Theory: Intermediate Lesson Overview: • Add some blues firepower to your lick arsenal. • Become a string-skipping ninja. • Develop the skills to become a harmonic ninja
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Acoustic Adventures: The Small Stuff - Playing Two Parts at Once

October 8, 2012
“The Small Stuff ” contains several compositional elements that really make a solo guitar piece—a good groove, nice melody, and a solid bass line with clear separation from the melody.
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Beyond Blues: Major/Minor Slight-of-Hand

October 8, 2012
True pros can be identified by how well their ideas sit in the groove and the quality of their melodic statements.
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Diamond Pedals Quantum Leap Review

September 26, 2012
A delay toolbox with modes for flange or chorus and some truly unique delay variations.
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SubDecay Anamnesis Echo Pedal Review

September 26, 2012
An analog-flavored delay with a pitch LFO that modulates the delay trails.
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Whirlwind OC Bass Pedal Review

September 18, 2012
Easy-to-use, flexible compressor at a great price
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EC Custom Shop Bass Overlord Drive Pedal Review

September 18, 2012
Everything from adding definition and punch to your clean tone, to a grinding overdrive with brawny thump and muscular attack.
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T-Rex Whirly Verb Pedal Review

September 18, 2012
An affordable option for high-quality digital reverb, with a potent modulation effect added on the side.
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Big Joe Stomp Box Company Phaser Pedal Review

September 18, 2012
The phaser conveys a purist mentality, vintage style, and tour-ready toughness.
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MI Audio Megalith Delta Pedal Review

September 12, 2012
The new Megalith Delta is a solid-state version of the Megalith Beta’s preamp in pedal form.
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Snark SN-10S Tuner Review

September 12, 2012
Snark Tuners have produced a more cost-effective pedal tuner that puts their legendary pitch accuracy into a gig-worthy enclosure
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Analog Outfitters Sarge Amp Review

September 11, 2012
The Sarge amp is a 15-watt, EL84-powered circuit that uses vintage Hammond organ transformers and a Fender Deluxe-style tone stack.
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Z. Vex Sonar Pedal Review

September 5, 2012
The Z.Vex Sonar is a versatile tremolo pedal that''s capable of serving up tremolo tones from classic and familiar to maniacal.
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Piezo and Optical Bass Pickups

September 5, 2012
The piezo transducer has mainly found its niche in acoustic instruments, while optical pickups still fight for visibility.
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Meet My Tele Choir

September 5, 2012
Ah, the good old Telecaster. Yes, it’s hard to play—at least in comparison to some guitars—but I view it as one of the most flexible recording and gigging guitars around.
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Musical Magic and the Guitar-Gear Medic Bag

September 5, 2012
Supporting our passion requires lots of practical consideration and planning, and this includes creating a guitar-gear medic bag.
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Saddle Up, Amigo

September 5, 2012
We’ll now look at the specific elements in the amplification signal chain in more detail.
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G&L ASAT Z Special Classic

September 5, 2012
We took a semi-hollow G&L ASAT Classic, installed an elongated ashtray bridge plate, and stuck a Z-coil pickup in the bridge position and an ASAT Special pickup (minus the cover) at the neck.
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More Carvin Belair Mods

September 5, 2012
Let’s dive into two more mods.
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