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May 2014

How-Tos

Reducing Output in a Carvin Belair 212

August 10, 2012
It is stock and the clean channel [channel 1] sounds great, but the dirty channel [2] is muddy.
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Shred Your Enthusiasm: One, Two, Three, Four

August 10, 2012
If one had to choose the best “one, two, three, four” in all of recorded music, who would get the prize?
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Sum of the Parts Guitar

July 9, 2012
Whether you’re building from scratch or performing an upgrade or mod, there is no shortage of aftermarket guitar parts available for your project. Following simple guidelines may help you
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8 Guitar-Amp Mods for Newbies

July 9, 2012
Removing or replacing a single component in your amp can have significant impacts on both its tonal character and the amount of gain or headroom on tap. Here we guide you through several easy projects you can do in relatively little time with a few basic tools.
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The Eldred Esquire Wiring

July 9, 2012
The Eldred Esquire wiring schematic. Illustration courtesy of www.singlecoil.com This month, let’s continue exploring Esquire mods by diving into the socalled “Eldred Esquire wiring,” which is currently one of
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Secrets of Signal Flow

July 9, 2012
Top: A peek inside a Dunlop DVP1 volume pedal reveals a 250k pot that’s well suited for passive pickups and preserving highend frequencies. Bottom: Wiring job in progress. A
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Panning Your Guitar in the Mix

July 9, 2012
Universal Audio’s EP-34 Tape Echo plug-in (based on the original Echoplex tape delay units) simulates a vintage tape delay and offers opportunities for creative panning. If you want your
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Choosing Between Internal and External Microphone Preamps

July 9, 2012
1. Even a super-inexpensive mic preamp like the $39 Behringer Tube Ultragain MIC100 can provide useful coloration in the studio. 2. A channel strip—like the Joemeek threeQ—offers a one-stop
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Must Know Amp First-Aid

July 9, 2012
6 Common Tube-Amp Ailments Every Guitarist Can Cure
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Taming A Fender Hot Rod Deville

July 9, 2012
Fender’s popular Hot Rod DeVille—a 60-watt 2x12 combo designed for portability and power. Hi Jeff, First of all, let me say I really enjoy reading your column every month
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