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May 2014

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Out of the Abyss: The Story of Abyss’ Rise to Kevin L. Pederson Guitars

March 11, 2008
Kevin Pederson has been building Abyss Guitars for 12 years, but with a name change on the horizon, how will the transformation affect business? An interview with Kevin Pederson
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1921 Martin 0-18, Pt. 2

March 11, 2008
I am excited to get started and share the restoration of this wonderful, early Martin. In last month’s column, we assessed the damage and made a list of concerns
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Zakk Wylde - Wylde Child

March 11, 2008
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since Zakk Wylde replaced the late, great Randy Rhoads in Ozzy Osbourne’s band. Even though there were a couple of
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Luthier Fantasy Camp

March 11, 2008
Bodies and necks waiting to be turned into finished guitars by the students. No two are alike, so each student ends up with a completely unique instrument. Have you
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Music City Superman: An Interview With Rich Eckhardt

March 11, 2008
Rick Eckhardt is a little bit country and a little bit rock n'' roll -- and quite successful because of it.
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April 2008 New Products

March 11, 2008
Peavey ReValver Mk III Modeling Software Peavey ReValver Mk III models 15 of the world’s most popular guitar amplifiers through an exclusive algorithm that analyzes the interactions of the
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Auditioning Tone Capacitors, Part II

March 11, 2008
We conclude our tone cap journey with a guide to the most common types.
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Mercury Magnetics: Epiphone Valve Jr. Mod Kit

March 11, 2008
By now, you’re probably familiar with the Epiphone Valve Jr., the tiny, low-wattage, low-budget amplifier that hit store shelves a few years back and single-handedly energized a cadre of
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Phoenix Guitar Company: The Baby Phoenix

March 11, 2008
The Baby Phoenix is a 14” lower bout, fully acoustic archtop with a single pickup. This instrument is made with a sitka spruce top, flame maple sides and back,
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Fishman AFX Pedals

March 11, 2008
Fishman set a benchmark for acoustic guitar amplification back in the stone age with the Fishman Acoustic Matrix. They’ve since held their position as one of the most prominent
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