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December 2014

Gear

Must We Restore?

July 20, 2010
Does restoring a vintage instrument really make it better?
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Harden Engineering Switchblade Electric Guitar Review

July 20, 2010
Harden Engineering''s Switchblade has unique looks and down ''n'' dirty tone
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Port City Sahana Amp Head and Wave 2x12 Cab Review

July 20, 2010
The Sahana is an EL34-flavored amp with great midrange rock tones.
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Normandy Guitars

July 20, 2010
Jim Normandy builds solidbodies and hollowbody guitars from aluminum.
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Using Multiple Amp Mics

July 20, 2010
Guidelines for employing multiple mics on your next recording
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1957 Fender Musicmaster and 1959 Fender Duo-Sonic

July 20, 2010
In 1955, Fender Sales decided the company needed to add inexpensive student electric guitar models to the existing lineup, which included the Esquire, the Telecaster, the Stratocaster, and the Precision bass.
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Brothers and Sisters In Arms: Guitars for Vets

July 20, 2010
Guitars for Vets organizers Patrick Nettesheim and Dan Van Buskirk help veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder find hope again through music.
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The Vintage Coiled-Cable Simulator Mod

July 20, 2010
How to make your Strat sound like it''s running through a coily cable
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Rickenbacker Model 4001 Bass

July 20, 2010
A history of Rickenbacker basses, and the value of this ''70s example.
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What Makes an Acoustic Tick?

July 20, 2010
A look at the common and less common types of bracings.
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