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Reunion Rhapsody: Nickel Creek

April 29, 2014
Grammy-winning alt-roots trio Nickel Creek reunites for A Dotted Line—an infectiously exuberant album that showcases guitarist Sean Watkins’ command of his favorite Gibson J-45.
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Interview: Gary Clark Jr. - Lone Star Rising

November 5, 2012
With props from the likes of Jimmie Vaughan, Buddy Guy, and Eric Clapton, Austin’s Gary Clark Jr. is out to blast soul-rocking blues into the 21st century with his fulllength debut, Blak and Blu.
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How to Choose a 1/4" Cable

October 8, 2012
It’s the one thing all guitarists and bassists use, but until relatively recently many players paid little heed to its effects on our tone. Here we detail the specs, materials, and other factors to consider when buying your next instrument or effects patch cables.
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10 Stompboxes That Changed the World

September 5, 2012
In the right hands, a deftly applied pedal can be infinitely more than just another color in an aural palette. Here we take a look at 10 players whose ingenious intertwining of technique, feel, and stompbox use redefined music and the very way we hear guitar and bass.
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Forgotten Heroes: Carol Kaye

August 10, 2012
Her fluidly picked Fender bass lines have propelled classic songs by the Beach Boys, Simon & Garfunkel, Joe Cocker, Frank Sinatra (and his daughter Nancy), Ray Charles, Lou Rawls, Glen Campbell, Barbra Streisand, Sonny & Cher, and the Monkees, to name just a few.
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Pete Cosey: 1943 - 2012

May 31, 2012
The "original noise-bringer" laid down seminal tracks for Chess Records and launched fusion fusillades with Miles Davis.
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