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Going The Distance: Using Both Close and Room Mics

April 19, 2011
The ideal mic''ing situation in many cases is to gain the control and isolation of a close-mic’d tone along with the depth, richness, and roomy natural vibe of a sound source mic’d at a bit of a distance.
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1964 Fender Bassman Head and Cabinet

April 19, 2011
A late blonde-era Fender Bassman and cabinet, which were famously used by the likes of Pete Townshend, George Harrison, and of course, Brian Setzer.
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Guild G-1000 — The First Acoustic Guitar Amp?

April 19, 2011
A solid-state acoustic amp, with built-in cushion!
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Tone-Sculpting Backline Gear

April 19, 2011
Like it or not, it is up to you to know how to get the most out of any guitar or amp you come across. The two most common brands of amps I find on stages full of backline gear are Fenders and Mesa/Boogies. Lets begin with some tips on settings for these amps.
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Stomp School Graduation Day!

April 19, 2011
Tom digs into pedal guts and says goodbye in his final Stomp School column.
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Stratocaster Q&A, 2011

April 19, 2011
A selection of Strat-related questions from Dirk''s inbox.
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Musikmesse '11 - Mode Machines KRP-1 Krautrock Phaser Demo

April 19, 2011
PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 Musikmesse show where he visits the Chunk Systems Mode Machines booth where he gets to see and hear a demo of their newest stompbox for guitar -- the KRP-1 Krautrock Phaser.
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Musikmesse '11 - Blackstar Amplification HT-5R Demo

April 19, 2011
PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 Musikmesse show in Frankfurt, Germany, where he visits the Blackstar Amplification booth and catches a demo of their newest amp -- the HT-5R.
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Video Review - Lakland AJ-44 Bass

April 19, 2011
PG's Dan Berkowitz talks and plays through his latest review -- Lakland 44-AJ Bass.
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Video Review - Tone King Amplifiers Galaxy Head & 2x12 Cab

April 19, 2011
PG's Jordan Wagner walks and plays through his latest review -- Tone King Amplifiers Galaxy Head & 2x12 Cabinet.
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