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March 2014

Mod Garage: Before You Swap Out Those Tele Pickups …

January 17, 2014
Unhappy with your Tele tone? The pickups may not be the issue.
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Musicon Valley: The Home of German Lutherie

January 16, 2014
PG’s German correspondent guides us through the storied town of Markneukirchen in the heart of Germany’s “Music Corner,” where centuries-old instrument-making traditions live on.
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Ampeg V-4B Review

January 16, 2014
The bass-amp giant updates one of their classic designs.
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Silvertone Guitars 1423 Review

January 15, 2014
Silvertone revisits a classic with improvements that enhance its stability and versatility.
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Esoterica Electrica: Dime-a-Dance Guitar Romance

January 14, 2014
When you buy a new guitar, do you expect it to last a lifetime or will you replace it in a few years?
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Fender '68 Custom Princeton Reverb Review

January 14, 2014
Fender subtly updates a classic, delivering value, dynamics, and versatility.
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On Bass: Why Bassists Make Great Musical Directors

January 13, 2014
Does being at home between the rhythm section and the melodic instruments make bassists uniquely qualified to listen objectively?
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Bottom Feeder: My $81 Les Paul Special

January 12, 2014
There are some good eBay deals—and a few ridiculously good deals.
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Magnatone Super Fifty-Nine Review

January 10, 2014
A bold, British-flavored amp with sublime stereo vibrato.
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Bass Bench: The Future of Bass, Pt. 2

January 10, 2014
When it comes to exploring innovation in the bass realm, how far are you willing to go?
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Last Call: Practice Makes…?

January 9, 2014
Does mastery really matter when it comes to art?
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Ask Amp Man: Better Tones from “Boomy” Tweed Deluxes

January 9, 2014
Fender’s classic 5E3 circuit is prone to “flubbiness” at high volumes. Here are several easy fixes.
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Preston Reed: Expanding Acoustic Realms (Again)

January 7, 2014
The percussive fingerstyle master who inspired Andy McKee and Kaki King returns to his roots with a mind-blowing new album.
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Michael Lee Firkins: Slide Guitar’s Backwoods Paganini

January 2, 2014
A decade in the works, Firkins new album is a roots guitar masterpiece.
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