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How-Tos

Last Call: Growing Apart

June 6, 2014
What’s it like to revisit the music of one’s youth?
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State of the Stomp: The Beauty of a Loop

June 4, 2014
Why not put the stompboxes you use only occasionally in a set on a single effect loop?
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Red Wing: Inside Minnesota State College's Guitar Repair and Building Program

May 29, 2014
We follow a student through his first year in Minnesota State’s “Red Wing” lutherie program.
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Ask Amp Man: A Fender Head Transplant

May 26, 2014
A home-surgery survivor—and the relative merits of KT66 and 6L6 tubes.
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Guitar Shop 101: Tips for Replacing a Strat-Style 5-Way Switch

May 23, 2014
Replacing a 5-way switch can seem like a daunting task. Learn to research your options and do it right!
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Recording Guitarist: Doubling Down on Riffs

May 19, 2014
Doubling your parts: art, science, or crapshoot?
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Bass Bench: Special Bridge Designs

May 12, 2014
What happens when string saddles have a larger contact area with the bridge and body?
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DIY: How to Mic Your Acoustic Like a Pro

May 12, 2014
Nashville producer Bryan Clark and guitarist Adam Fluhrer explain and demonstrate four essential mic techniques for capturing the sound of your shimmering acoustic.
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On Bass: Covering Your Basses, Pt. 2

May 9, 2014
It’s possible to coax a wide variety of tones from a single passive bass using only your touch and its onboard controls.
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Guitar Shop 101: How to File Sharp Fret Ends

April 25, 2014
When a fretboard dries out from low humidity, the wood shrinks, exposing sharp fret ends. Here’s how to deal with this vexing problem.
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