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Tone Tips

Vintage or Modern? Yes!

May 17, 2011
LEFT: Twang Brothers: A blonde Fender Road Worn ’50s Telecaster and a Fender Joe Strummer Telecaster show a vintage treatment on contemporary guitars. RIGHT: Analog pedals wired with Spectraflex
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Tone-Sculpting Backline Gear

April 19, 2011
Like it or not, it is up to you to know how to get the most out of any guitar or amp you come across. The two most common brands of amps I find on stages full of backline gear are Fenders and Mesa/Boogies. Lets begin with some tips on settings for these amps.
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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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