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Kustom Introduces All-Tube Double Cross

March 12, 2008
Hebron, Kentucky (March 12, 2008) -- Expanding its U.S. tube amplifier line, Kustom introduced the Double Cross, an all-tube, 100-watt, 3-channel guitar head designed by noted amp builder James
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Riffs: Most Popular Instrument, Metheny, Plastic Guitar

March 12, 2008
The Most Popular Instrument in the World? from Voice of America Here''s a radio piece (mp3 and script) exploring the question, what is the world''s most popular instrument?  Metheny
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From High-Tech to High-End: The Story of the Phoenix Guitar Company

March 12, 2008
George Leach is probably a lot like you. He says he’s “always” played the guitar, but spent years in a high-stress engineering job with Intel, as music wasn’t his
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The Tone Checklist: Eight Steps to Tone

March 11, 2008
Does the following scenario sound familiar? One day at band practice, thinking out loud, you say, “Man, my tone sucks!” Your drummer will ask what’s wrong with it, and
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Brown's Guitar Factory: BGF Chambered Guitar

March 11, 2008
Brown’s Guitar factory is perhaps most well-known for their 30-plus years of master level luthiery and their innovation of the Fretted/less bass. The Fretted/less bass has arguably existed in
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The Ins and Outs of Layout

March 11, 2008
A lot of boutique pedal and amp makers are re-discovering that where you place parts with respect to each other makes a big tonal difference. If you’re an effects builder,
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Playing Tone Hide and Seek

March 11, 2008
Have any of you noticed lately that there has been an awful lot of chatter everywhere from message boards to guitar shops about how critically important components on your
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Sounding Your Best

March 11, 2008
Products like NTI’s AL1 Acoustilyzer can now put powerful audio analysis and testing tools directly in the palm of your hand, and are perfect for finetuning your PA system.)
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Confessions of a Pots Dealer

March 11, 2008
Pots are an oft-misunderstood component, so I thought we’d discuss them this month since they’re used in almost all guitars. They do wear out or break occasionally and need
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Promo Tour Journal, Cont.

March 11, 2008
We’re in the thick of a promotional tour with Sheryl Crow for the release of her new CD, Detours. We do quite a few acoustic performances both for radio
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