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Pentatonics Gone Wild

June 10, 2008
They’re crazy! They’re exotic! They’re out of control, and they’re showing off for the camera! It’s Pentatonics Gone Wild! Gone are the days when pentatonic scales had to stay
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Mr. Ibanez’s Mantra

June 10, 2008
The name Rob Balducci may not be a well known, but he’s a young, up-and-coming guitarist from New York. I met Rob while producing bassist Randy Coven’s new CD
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Washburn Baby Jumbo Acoustic

June 10, 2008
Washburn has developed a player/stage-friendly solution for those who love the sound of a jumbo-bodied guitar but find them uncomfortable to play – the Baby Jumbo. While it has the
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Abrasive Personality, Pt. 2

June 10, 2008
A selection of sanding blocks used in the JET Guitars shop. Plenty of sanding tasks in this business need to be done by hand and making your own specialized
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Amplified Endeavors

June 10, 2008
Gear expos are a lot of fun, but they require an inordinate amount of behind-the-scenes work to pull them off. Loni Specter has been the singular driving force behind
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McPherson MG 3.5 Review

June 10, 2008
McPherson challenges acoustic traditions with the MG 3.5
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Orpheus Valley Fiesta FC & Cordoba Custom Artist Indian Reviews

June 10, 2008
An entry-level classical and a more advanced model are reviewed.
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Northwestern Exposure: Marcus Eaton Interview

June 10, 2008
The word “acoustic” frequently conjures up images of stoic folk strumming, but a new crop of players are aiming to redefine the instrument. We speak with Marcus Eaton about
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July 2008 New Products

June 10, 2008
Warwick Starbass II Warwick has announced the “ultra-retro-cool” Starbass II, a reissue of the Framus Star Bass. Merging traditional hollowbody design with modern technology, the top and back of
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De Facto Standards and You

June 10, 2008
In last month’s column, we looked at DC resistance measurements across pot lugs and determined that when measuring an audio taper pot’s carbon trace from its midpoint to the two
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