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1958 Les Paul Goldtop

March 11, 2008
This gold beauty belongs to Ray Bellizia of Whirlwind Music Distributors. Ray bought the guitar in 1974 from a butcher shop. Two years later, it was snatched from the stage
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Delay Shootout: TC Electronic, Eventide and EH

March 11, 2008
Every now and then, similar enough products are released within a short enough span to provide us with the opportunity to do a proper shootout. Recently, three major manufacturers
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Variac Vacillation

March 11, 2008
I have a question about Variac transformers. I want to experiment with them, but my main distortion comes from a rackmounted Rocktron Piranha preamp with 12AX7 tubes and several
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The Four Rs - Relics and Reissues

March 11, 2008
Welcome back to The Low End. The research for these columns went fast and I have to say that I actually learned a thing or two. I got to
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Convoluting Reverb!

March 11, 2008
--> A screenshot of Audio Ease’s Altiverb 6, displaying the IR of Mechanics Hall in Worcester, NY This is the first of a two part series exploring the technology
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1953 Gibson ES-295 #A15572

March 11, 2008
“Let’s get real, real gone for a change,” Elvis said in the introduction of “Milk Cow Blues Boogie” before Scotty Moore ripped into a wild blues/hillbilly guitar riff that
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Les Is More and So Is Leo

March 11, 2008
I recently presented a seminar for high school students interested in becoming guitar technicians and luthiers. As you can imagine, these hungry, young minds had all kinds of preconceived
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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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