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Johnny Smith: Extraordinary Man, Extraordinary Guitar

February 8, 2008
Johnny Smith once said of himself that he wasn’t a jazz guitarist, but don’t believe it for a minute. Ever the humble, reserved homebody, Smith did as much as
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The Four Rs - Replicas

February 8, 2008
Hello and welcome back to the Low End, and our second installment of the four Rs: replicas. To begin, we should define replica. Is a replica something as simple as
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Re-amping for Perfect Tone

February 8, 2008
Re-amping is a two-stage process. First record a dry guitar signal through a direct box. Then route the signal out of your recorder, through a re-amp box and into
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1965 Rickenbacker Model 1993

February 8, 2008
Nothing says “the sixties” like a Rickenbacker 12-string electric guitar. After late 1963, when George Harrison of the Beatles received his first, rock n’ roll would never be the
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All Star Guitar Night: Rusty Cooley

February 8, 2008
In the circus world of guitar playing, the art of shred guitar occupies the role of sideshow attraction – other guitarists frequently look upon these light speed virtuosos and
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Direct Box Distortion and Twin Trouble

February 8, 2008
Hi Jeff, I have a Bellari ADB3B direct box which has a tube. I hooked it up to the mixer at church and the soundman said it produced a
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So You Want to Build a Guitar? Pt. 7

February 8, 2008
The guitar, taking shape, but before contouring Rear Routes Things start moving quickly at this point as we see the guitar really starting to form. We are going to
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The ’59-’63 Fender Concert Vibrato

February 8, 2008
Over the years, Fender has used two different effects that are labeled “vibrato.” One simply modulates the loudness of the signal. The other is more interesting to me; it modulates
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Effects Modifications: Concepts and Philosophy

February 8, 2008
Greetings, all ye pedalheads! This month we’re going to discuss our take on effects modifications. Most players these days are at least aware of the availability of effects mods
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Bypass Surgery

February 8, 2008
True bypass loop pedals can keep your effects from harming your tone. You’re getting concerned about your tonal health. When you visit your local health professional you find out
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