Magnatone Giveawya

August Issue

What's New

A Jazz Guitar Major: Pros and Cons

June 12, 2007
This is the time when many younger guitar players are finalizing plans for formal music study in the fall
Read More

Heavy Lifting and Songwriting

June 12, 2007
In my youth, the legendary John Hartford (“Gentle on My Mind”) gave me a magical piece of advice that I have embraced ever since. “If you want to be taken seriously in this business, write and perform your own music.”
Read More

Evaluating Your Guitar, Part 1

June 12, 2007
In my mind, appraisers have one of the toughest jobs, as they have to be extremely precise in their work. If they appraise too low, the owner can become offended; if they appraise too high, disappointment can set in when those values aren’t met
Read More

‘65 Gibson SG, Pt. 5

June 12, 2007
We left off last month by completeing the installation of the two reinforcement splines, leveling and finalizing the prep work. We are now ready to do the finish touchup.
Read More

B-Bender Mojo

June 12, 2007
Recently, I had the pleasure of catching up with Will Ray, the renowned guitarist from The Hellecasters
Read More

Speaking Directly

June 12, 2007
Have you ever wondered why a dynamic microphone can be plugged into a 100-foot long cable and still sound great, but your guitar tone starts to crap out after just 20 feet? The difference is in the signal.
Read More

Heavy Metal Shop

June 12, 2007
When building guitars there are many tools you just can’t find on the market to help organize, maneuver and protect your pieces during construction. If you’re resourceful you’ll find ways to build them or call upon the aid of a friend.
Read More

The Secret World of Amp Caps

June 12, 2007
If you keep your amp long enough, one day it will slowly start sounding a little off.
Read More

Speaker Parameters, Part 3

June 12, 2007
The goal is to help you use speaker data in selecting speakers and (for the increasing number of DIY’ers), designing your cabinets.
Read More

The Effects of RoHS Compliance

June 12, 2007
Today is the greatest time in history to be a guitarist.
Read More