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Articles by Rebecca Dirks

Beyond the Blues Amp: Category 5 Amplification

April 2, 2008
There''s a new amp company that is positioning itself to take the blues scene by storm. In fact, Category 5 amps were originally made specifically for blues players. You''ve already heard
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Web Makeover for Music Man/Ernie Ball

March 26, 2008
Ernie Ball''s new website is more navigable and packs some interesting reading
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Gibson Entwined in Guitar Hero Suits

March 24, 2008
While we generally like to keep our news coverage confined to the realm of real guitars, Gibson''s legal entanglements with the Guitar Hero franchise are too big to ignore.
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From High-Tech to High-End: The Story of the Phoenix Guitar Company

March 12, 2008
George Leach is probably a lot like you. He says he’s “always” played the guitar, but spent years in a high-stress engineering job with Intel, as music wasn’t his
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Blackstar Amps: Pedigreed and Making Waves

February 13, 2008
Former Marshall designers'' amplifier company brings its Artisan amplifier line to the United States.
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CrossTalk Brings Rock to Worship

December 17, 2007
Reinventing the weekend warrior
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Competition Advice: All You Need to Know

December 3, 2007
The world of guitar competitions, explained by competition vets
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Steel Guitar Legend Passes

November 21, 2007
Prolific musician leaves legacy of music
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August Rush: Behind the Guitars

October 10, 2007
Whenever guitar is featured in a movie, there are talented guitarists on the set making it all run smoothly.
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The Sound of Silence

August 8, 2007
Updated information and statistics on the ever-present problem of musician hearing loss.
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A Modern History of the Gibson Custom Shop

July 11, 2007
The Gibson Custom Shop Fuses Personal Touches With History and Innovation
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History Faces The Future: Martin & Co. brings alternatives to an audience expecting tradition

June 13, 2007
Chris Martin, CEO of Martin & Co., heads a company with the most celebrated history in the landscape of luthiery.
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Flying Solo: Taylor Guitars' individual quest to save wood.

June 13, 2007
Bob Taylor, founder and president of Taylor Guitars, has always been a pioneer in the guitar industry.
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Driving Music Forward: a Look at Ernie Boch Jr.

June 12, 2007
To hear Ernie Boch Jr. talk – with a Boston accent and plenty of friendly colloquialisms – you’re reminded more of someone you could sit and have a beer with over the Red Sox game than a megamusical philanthropist
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