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July 2014

Guitar Shop 101: Tips for Replacing a Strat-Style 5-Way Switch

May 23, 2014
Replacing a 5-way switch can seem like a daunting task. Learn to research your options and do it right!
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String Cheese Incident: Mile-High Melting Pot

May 22, 2014
The Colorado sextet perfect their multi-genre approach with a new album produced by a Talking Head.
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Tone Tips: The Business of Music, Circa 2014

May 22, 2014
Peter Thorn on earning a living as a professional guitarist in the 21st century.
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Vintage Vault: 1959 Gibson ES-225 TDN

May 21, 2014
A look at the most budget-conscious of Gibson’s 1950s thinline hollowbodies.
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GJ2 Shredder Review

May 20, 2014
An aggressive, responsive, and well-crafted machine from the godfather of shred guitar design.
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The Recording Guitarist: Doubling Down on Riffs

May 19, 2014
Doubling your parts: art, science, or crapshoot?
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Electroplex Rocket 42 Review

May 18, 2014
Is it possible to capture the sweet tones of small, classic Fender amps at louder levels?
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Mod Garage: The Infamous Telecaster Neck Pickup

May 16, 2014
Let’s face it: Few Tele players actually like the sound of the stock neck pickup. If you’re thinking of swapping it for something else, here are some time-tested options.
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John Woodland: Mastery Bridge Mastermind

May 15, 2014
Leo Fender didn’t get everything right the first time: How John Woodland perfected the offset guitar bridge.
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Fender 1954 Heavy Relic Strat Review

May 15, 2014
This high-end Custom Shop model aspires to be an exact replica of a sexagenarian Strat. How close does it get?
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Esoterica Electrica: An Axe to Grind

May 13, 2014
Jol Dantzig draws a parallel between the closing of U.S. “axe” factories and U.S. axe factories.
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Bass Bench: Special Bridge Designs

May 12, 2014
What happens when string saddles have a larger contact area with the bridge and body?
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Last Call: A Dictionary of Musician Idioms

May 11, 2014
Next time you’re headed to a gig in the band van, spring a few of these bon mots on your captive audience.
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On Bass: Covering Your Basses, Pt. 2

May 9, 2014
It’s possible to coax a wide variety of tones from a single passive bass using only your touch and its onboard controls.
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Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: My Blackmore-Inspired Frankenstrat

May 8, 2014
Combining elements of an early Blackmore Strat and Epiphone shred machine, this mutant solidbody sounds surprisingly soulful.
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