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Articles by Rebecca Dirks

Tuning via iPhone, iPod and iPad: 12 Tuners Tested

February 16, 2010
5 free and 7 paid tuners are tested: which are the best?
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Rig Rundown - Rob Zombie's John 5

December 4, 2009
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Milwaukee, WI, on 11/19/09 during the Rob Zombie '09 tour where she caught up with guitarist and tele wizard, John 5.

In this segment, John 5 walks us through his current live rig used for the current tour, including his plethora of Fender Custom Shop teles and siganture models, which all feature Dimarzio pickups or a Twisted Tele for the neck spot. He rocks a MINIMAL pedalboard (3 pedals and a wah!) and runs all that through various Marshall heads.

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Pimp Your Pedalboard: 7 Pedalboard Add-Ons to Consider

October 21, 2009
Small things that can make a big difference on your pedalboard.
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Montreal Guitar Show Now Features Electric Guitars

June 22, 2009
The Montreal Guitar Show adds electrics and switches venues for its third year
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Rig Rundown - 311's Tim Mahoney

May 27, 2009
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Iowa City, IA, where she catches up with 311's guitarist, Tim Mahoney and they talk all things gear. In this video segment, Tim walks us through his live rig including, his various PRS, Gibson and Ibanez guitar models. In addition, we get to check out his Diamond amps and cabinets and his "party board," which includes over 15 effects (Mutron II, Boomerang phrase sampler, Memory Man).
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Gallery: Gibson Moderne Through the Ages

May 12, 2009
Tracing the evolution of the guitar world''s biggest mystery: the Moderne
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Measuring Up Micro Amps

April 21, 2009
A look at micro-amps from Marshall, Fender, Danelectro, Orange and Smokey
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Review: Guitar Hero Controller Roundup

April 1, 2009
We see how five Guitar Hero/Rock Band controllers stack up
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Legendary Manny's Music to Close

March 11, 2009
Manny''s Music in NYC is set to close its doors this spring.
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Chameleon Guitar: Guitar of the Future?

March 10, 2009
MIT student Amit Zoran''s Chameleon Guitar uses an internal computer and interchangeable soundboards.
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From the Floor: Way Huge, Red Witch, Dunlop, JMI and more

January 17, 2009
Here''s a look at some of the gear we were checking out today.. more details and gear demos coming very soon! Way Huge Angry Troll Linear Boost Amplifier prototype. The
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10 Easy Hot Rod Tweaks

January 15, 2009
Ten ways to spice up your guitar without hacking it up.
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Live Report: Slash at Guitar Center's Session Series

September 4, 2008
Slash talks Les Pauls and his new Goldtops
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Seymour On Seymour

July 9, 2008
You’ve probably never run into Howard Johnson staying at one of his hotels, or talked stocks with Charles Schwab, but the beauty of the guitar industry is the visibility
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175...and Counting: Martin's 175th Anniversary

June 10, 2008
When Christian Frederick Martin established his stringed-instrument company in 1833, there were only 24 states in the U.S. Most of the Louisiana Purchase was still just a mass of
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Amp Miking Tips & Techniques

June 4, 2008
Sweetwater Productions Chief Engineer Chet Chambers shares some tips and techniques for getting the best sound out of your amplifier when you're getting ready to record.

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Stories from Seymour Duncan - First Pickup Repair

June 4, 2008
Seymour Duncan tells the story of the turn of events that led to his first pickup repair... the rest is history!

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Stories From Seymour Duncan - Creating Humbuckers

June 4, 2008
Seymour Duncan shares his story of working with Jeff Beck and developing the JB pickups.

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Stories From Seymour Duncan - Clapton's "Blackie"

June 4, 2008
Seymour Duncan shares his experience of working on "Blackie" and how different tolerance potentiometers change a guitar's tone.

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