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Esoterica Electrica: Remake or Remodel?

November 25, 2013
Sometimes a guitar’s visual mojo eclipses its sonic capabilities.
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Bass Bench: Dropped-Tuning Delirium

November 22, 2013
Hey, low-enders! Discover the sonic and creative benefits of detuning your bottom string.
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Acoustic Soundboard: A Personal Design Study, Pt. 2

November 18, 2013
How two under-saddle acoustic guitar pickups can look identical—but perform very differently.
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Bottom Feeder: My Steampunk Guitar

November 17, 2013
Okay, relic treatments are pretty common these days. So if you’re looking for something a little more unusual, check out this 3-string electric guitar from a past that never was.
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Mod Garage: ’50s Les Paul Wiring in a Telecaster

November 15, 2013
It’s easy to wire your Telecaster’s tone and volume controls the way Gibson wired late-’50s Les Pauls.
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Vintage Vault: 1966 Fender Jazz Bass in Firemist Silver

November 14, 2013
Leo Fender’s second revolutionary bass guitar design—in a rare custom color.
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Ask Amp Man: Twintervention (aka Rescuing Rotten Twin Reverbs)

November 13, 2013
Master-volume Twin Reverbs of the ’70s have a deservedly bad reputation—but a few circuit tweaks can save them.
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Last Call: Caveman Wiring

November 12, 2013

Why do we love music? And what’s dopamine got to do with it?


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Tuning Up: The Day Ozzy Channeled My Dad

November 11, 2013
I’d heard the song a thousand times, but suddenly it knocked me on my ass.
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Guitar Tracks: Building a Mix

November 11, 2013
Mitch Gallagher discusses how mixing is about presentation—how the various elements of the music are combined, balanced, and conveyed by the overall sound of the mix.
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