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CMandell Dutch Kazoo Review

December 20, 2013
This “prettiest stompbox ever” contender is a monstrous fuzz of many colors.
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Modern Builder Vault: Bad Seed Guitars

December 20, 2013
A racecar builder uses his engineering know-how to build guitars out of titanium and other metals.
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Arthur Channel’s Jon Greene, Lyle Workman & Alain Johannes: Silver-Screen Dream

December 19, 2013
Ex-Chili Pepper drummer Jack Irons, Beck sideman Lyle Workman, Wallflowers bassist Greg Richling, and Alain Johannes team with singer/guitarist Jon Greene for a project right out of the movies.
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Bass Bench: The Future of Bass

December 18, 2013
Where is bass design headed and why should you care?
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Epiphone G-400 PRO Review

December 18, 2013
Value and versatility in a vintage-styled SG.
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Humbucker-Sized P-90 Review Roundup

December 17, 2013
Eight pickup sets that’ll transform your Les Paul into a Special, or breathe sparkling new life into any other humbucker-equipped axe.
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State of the Stomp: Dexter the Polyphonic Monster

December 17, 2013
Finally—a multi-octave pedal that sounds real.
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Reverend Horton Heat: Rompin' with the Rev

December 16, 2013
When it comes to the Reverend Horton Heat’s gear, his new album, or his live show, you can be sure everything is cranked to 10.
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Guitar Tracks: More Track Cleaning

December 16, 2013
Which instrumental tracks need cleaning prior to a mix? And how much cleaning is too much?
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Vintage Vault: 1958 Guild M-75 Aristocrat

December 15, 2013
This vintage Guild Aristocrat M-75 borrows design elements from both upscale archtops and Gibson Les Pauls.
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Guitar Shop 101: How to Carve an Open-Slot Saddle

December 13, 2013
Learn how to carve a replacement open-slot saddle and deal with the particular challenges of this old-school design.
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On Bass: A Half-Step from Greatness

December 12, 2013
From baseball to bass guitar, a half a step can make all the difference.
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Esoterica Electrica: How Rivalry Spawned a Classic Shred Machine

December 11, 2013
The design theory and drive behind the super-strat classic Hamer Californian circa 1988.
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Last Call: Picassos and Les Pauls

December 11, 2013
What are the odds of finding one of the several hundred “forgotten” ’59 Les Pauls that experts figure are out there, waiting to be discovered?
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Boston's Tom Scholz: The Return of Rockman

December 10, 2013
After spending more than a decade on Boston’s new album, Les Paul junkie and pedal pioneer Tom Scholz explains why he’s due for a vacation.
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ToneVille Amplifiers Beale St. Review

December 10, 2013
This stunning 15-watt combo shines with the right kind of bright.
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Ask Amp Man: Better Biasing for Silverface Twin Reverbs

December 9, 2013
Blackface-style biasing makes it easier to set up and service ’70s Twin Reverbs.
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Forgotten Heroes: Paul Kossoff

December 6, 2013
The life and techniques of Free’s legendary lead guitarist told through anecdotes from friends and fans, including Paul Rodgers and Joe Bonamassa.
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