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Articles by James Egolf

Moonstone Vulcan Custom Extreme

August 8, 2007
Lavishly beautiful, unbeatable tone, staggering price tag - that we would gladly pay!
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Amalfitano SP Pickups

August 8, 2007
Pickups to beef up your strat and more.
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Glendale Non-Magnetic Stainless Bridge & Twang Saddles

July 11, 2007
Beefing Tele Sound With 2 Metals and Precision Craftsmanship
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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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Nashville Cat: a session with Greg V.

July 11, 2007
Greg has been able to hone his chops in a variety of situations, allowing him to develop the Zen-like ability to place the right note in exactly the right space, playing for the song rather than for attention
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Guyatone Ultrem and Ultron Hybrid Optical Effects

June 12, 2007
The Ultron and Ultrem, which were conceived to give the best that both analog and digital have to offer, transcended that lofty goal and have instead become musical necessities.
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Composite Acoustics GX Performer

June 12, 2007
The GX shrugged off everything thrown at it, whether it was ham-fisted flatpicking or delicate fingerstyle arrangements, which is a lot to ask from any Grand Auditorium-sized guitar, let alone one from the future.
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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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Tending to History: the Hollywood Vintage Room

June 12, 2007
Dave and Drew took some time out of their never-ending quest to talk to us about the Hollywood Vintage Room.
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Dave Rogers' Collection

May 14, 2007
And nothing is behind glass. No one is hovering over you. There are no signs warning you not to touch. You are left to enjoy the beauty of the instruments on your own. It was the definition of gear nirvana.
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Dallas International Guitar Festival - A 2007 Wrap Up

May 14, 2007
The 2007 Dallas International Guitar Festival was proof positive that things are indeed bigger in Texas
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Something to Look Forward to: G & L Custom Creations

May 14, 2007
While many players today are familiar with G&L and their more famous models, like the ASAT, what some may not be aware of is G&L’s Custom Creations Department, developed in the late ‘90s to build limited edition instruments
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Fender Champion 600

May 14, 2007
We recently had the opportunity to get our hands on one, and while it won’t be a threat to any of the high-end, low-wattage offerings currently available, we enjoyed exploring Fender’s modern take on the brown and blond icon
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PRS Private Stock

April 12, 2007
Since 1995, Paul Reed Smith has offered Private Stock guitars through authorized PRS dealers. Want a McCarty Soapbar with a Korina body? No problem. How about a Brazilian rosewood
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Fender Classic Player '50s Stratocaster

March 19, 2007
The Classic Player ''50s Stratocaster was announced at this year''s Summer NAMM show.
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Zoom G9.2tt

March 16, 2007
The G9.2tt is currently Zoom’s top-of-theline multi-effects unit. In addition to the features we have come to expect from multi-effectors, the G9.2tt offers up something new with the Z-pedal.
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Pedal Showcase - Electro-Harmonix XO Series

March 15, 2007
Electro-Harmonix effects have been known for many things: great value, amazing tone and somewhat delicate cases.
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