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Tone Tips from the Road: Specialty Guitar Stew

March 15, 2011
Some different qualities I look for in specialty instruments, beginning with the 6-string bass.
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Tone Tips from the Road: Covering The Tonal Bases

February 15, 2011
Paul Allen shares some of the guitar tones he uses on a regular basis, as well as the guitars he selects to achieve those tones.
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Instrument Cables 101

January 17, 2011
Let’s venture inside the cable and look at its components, beginning with the copper wire.
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Simplicity Can Be Simply Superior

December 21, 2010
Chuck Berry changed the course of electric guitar and was a major influence on the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, and Jimi Hendrix—and he did it without a single pedal.
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Strings, Strings, and More Strings

November 16, 2010
How different strings affect your tone
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Pickup Height and Mic Placement

October 20, 2010
Overlooked aspects of tone are explored
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A Board Introduction

September 21, 2010
Paul "TFO" Allen details his pedalboard.
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Recording Is a Battlefield, Part 4

June 16, 2010
Using pedals when recording
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Recording Is a Battlefield, Part 3

May 18, 2010
Be prepared for your next session by getting your arsenal of amps down
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Recording is a Battlefield, Part 2

April 15, 2010
Basic but crucial tools for the studio
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