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Articles by Gayla Drake

Acoustic EQ for Stage, Part 5: EQing, at Last!

March 23, 2010
How to use your EQ to your advantage in a number of difficult gigging situations.
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Martin OMC-16OGTE Acoustic Guitar Review

March 18, 2010
Martin''s OMC-16OGTE acoustic uses Roland COSM modeling for a stage-ready guitar
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Acoustic EQ for Stage, Part 4: Pickups

February 26, 2010
Continue your journey to live acoustic bliss with this comprehensive look at acoustic pickup types.
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Flammang Grand Concert Acoustic Guitar Review

February 11, 2010
Carpathian spruce with Brazilian back and sides are a home run for Flammang
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Acoustic EQ for Stage: Part 3

January 22, 2010
Moving along in her quest to help optimize your acoustic tone on stage, Gayla Drake Paul delves into sounding balanced, and how compression factors into that.
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Partial-Capo Roundup

January 14, 2010
Fixed, adjustable and “special” partial capos—which one suits your needs?
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Acoustic EQ for Stage: Part 2

January 1, 2010
The next step in optimizing acoustic sound is explored: strings.
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Taylor Baritone 8-String Acoustic Guitar Review

December 17, 2009
Taylor grows up and takes risks with the new Baritone 8-String acoustic. The result is one of 2010''s early must-haves.
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William "Grit" Laskin: A Luthier of the Highest Order

December 17, 2009
Highly acclaimed luthier Grit Laskin talks about his craft and shows us some of his stunning inlay
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Laurence Juber: Rider on a Wooden Horse

December 17, 2009
The highly acclaimed fingerstylist, Grammy winner and composer discusses composing, recording, and adapting to the situation.
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Martin OMC-LJ Pro Laurence Juber Custom Artist Edition Acoustic Guitar Review

December 17, 2009
We talk with Laurence about the guitar, and let you know what you can expect from this high-end acoustic.
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Acoustic EQ for Stage: Part 1

December 3, 2009
Things to consider when optimizing your acoustic sound on stage, beginning with your tonal space, your style of music and how you pick
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PRS Tonare Grand Acoustic Guitar Review

November 18, 2009
The PRS Tonare Grand acoustic lives up to expectations as an extremely high-quality, versatile acoustic
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Winterizing Your Fingernails

November 18, 2009
Finger pickers take note - you can salvage your fingernails during the winter.
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Back to the Woodshed

November 5, 2009
Winter''s on its way. Hunker down and learn to play guitar - again!
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L.R. Baggs Venue DI Review

October 21, 2009
The L.R. Baggs Venue DI is a user-friendly way to go direct without losing your tone
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Fishman Aura Spectrum DI Review

October 21, 2009
Fishman''s Aura Spectrum DI puts that mic''d sound back into your pickup-equipped acoustic
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Kragenbrink OM Fingerstylist Acoustic Guitar Review

October 21, 2009
The Kragenbrink is a high-end, high-performance acoustic for serious fingerstyle players
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A-muse-ment Park

October 2, 2009
Looking for inspiration in the world around you
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Gallery: Canada's National Guitar: the Voyageur

September 18, 2009
The places, people and parts that make the Voyageur so special.
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