Magnatone Giveawya

August Issue

How-Tos

Tone Tips: What Would Linda Do?

November 4, 2013
Turning off your ego and just rolling with the punches can yield great results.
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DIY: How to Set Up a 5-String Bass

October 11, 2013
In this two-part video tutorial, Nashville guitar tech and luthier Tony Nagy shows you how to set up a 5-string bass.
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Mod Garage: How to Wire a Stock Tele Pickup Switch

October 4, 2013
We demystify the eight lugs on a Telecaster’s 3-way switch and show you the right way to connect them to the two pickup leads and master volume pot.
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Guitar Shop 101: How to Shim a Bolt-On Neck

September 27, 2013
Sometimes a guitar’s bolt-on neck needs a shim. Find out why and learn how to shim a neck the right way.
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DIY Pedalboard Build

September 13, 2013
Get custom-shop options on a bargain budget by making it yourself.
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State of the Stomp: Build a Preset Volume Box

September 10, 2013
This DIY volume level box is great for players who use amp distortion and adjust their gain level from the guitar.
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Acoustic Soundboard: A Personal Design Study, Pt. 1

August 21, 2013
What goes on in the mind of a guitar electronics designer? Learn the value of simultaneously developing multiple prototypes and the role details play in a successful design.
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Mix Tricks

August 1, 2013
Crafting a mix is a very specialized art form and it takes a combination of tools, experience, know-how, and, of course, ears.
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The Fabulous Four: Mods for your Strat, Tele, Les Paul, and "Super Strat"

August 1, 2013
Looking for the coolest, simplest mods for your Strat, Tele, Les Paul, or “super strat”? Then look no further—Premier Guitar’s Mod Garage columnist Dirk Wacker walks us through the tastiest tone tweaks for the most popular guitars on the planet.
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Identifying Vintage Fender Speakers — and Battling Hum

July 29, 2013
What kind of speaker is in a 1965 Deluxe Reverb, and how to switch it out without increasing the amp's volume, plus tackling hum in modern Fender combos.
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