Articles by Dirk Wacker

The 7-Sound Stratocaster

September 9, 2008
Find those buried sounds in your trusty Strat.
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10 Easy Strat Mods to Improve Primary Tone

July 30, 2008
How to improve your tone without hiring a tech or breaking the bank.
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Switch Hitter: An Interview with Burkhard G. Lehle

July 10, 2008
  Burhard G Lehle, the man behind the switchers The brightly colored boxes with the mushroom- shaped footswitches popped onto the scene a while back, offering up Teutonic quality and
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Diagnosing Volume Pots

June 15, 2008
Dirk Wacker discusses fixing common volume control problems and where to find the best pots.
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Improving Tone Control Effectiveness

May 15, 2008
Lessons from previous columns are put to action to improve tone
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Wire it Up!

April 10, 2008
Dirk continues his look at your guitar''s insides with an overview of wiring.
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Stickin' It to the Man

April 9, 2008
Introducing the Chapman Stick, the stringed instrument you haven’t met yet. We talk with Virna Splendore, one of the world’s premier Chapman Stick players and explore this unique niche
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Auditioning Tone Capacitors, Part II

March 11, 2008
We conclude our tone cap journey with a guide to the most common types.
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Auditioning Tone Capacitors

January 29, 2008
Breaking the myths of tone capacitors and helping you find the best one for your tone.
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So You Want to Solder?

December 27, 2007
A primer for prospective DIYers
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