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Ask Amp Man: Tweaking a Fender Champ II

February 22, 2015
The rare Fender Champ II—and some ways to improve it.
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Guitar Shop 101: Tips for Buying a Used Electric

February 20, 2015
Do a little homework before you go shopping for a used electric guitar.
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Last Call: The Age of Ageism

February 18, 2015
Over 27? Don’t let your age dampen your enthusiasm for playing badass music.
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What Bohlinger Plays: Slide 101 Standard-Tuning Tips & Tricks Pt. 1

February 17, 2015
John Bohlinger—Lee Brice sideman and PG Rig Rundown and Review Demo badass—deconstructs the simple techniques he uses to sound great when playing slide in standard tuning.
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12-String Setup Secrets

February 9, 2015
Ace Nashville luthier Joe Glaser and his crew reveal their recipes for maximum chime and jangle.
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Acoustic Soundboard: It’s All in Your Head

February 8, 2015
Achieving a great live sound with an amplified acoustic takes work and a solid understanding of what is and isn’t possible.
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Bass Bench: DIY Fretless Conversion, Pt. 2

February 6, 2015
How to handle the finishing touches on your homemade fretless bass.
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Ask Amp Man: The Mysterious Tusc

February 4, 2015
Reviving a rare programmable amp from the early ’80s.
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Mod Garage: Conquering Classical Guitar String-Changing Terror

January 29, 2015
Faster, easier ways to install nylon strings.
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