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Articles by Gayla Drake

The Guitar Wheel Review

September 9, 2008
Master Music Publishing calls this nifty gadget “a 2-ounce reference library of music theory,” and I think that just about sums it up. With color-coded, clear and concise listings
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G7th Nashville Capo Review

June 10, 2008
A sleek, easy-to-use capo from G7th
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Collings OM-2H Review

June 10, 2008
The Collings OM-2H proves its worth in an ensemble setting.
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Fishman Matrix Infinity Undersaddle Pickup

June 10, 2008
The Matrix Infinity offers an affordable option for active acoustic pickups.
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Stomp, Growl and Twang: Catfish Keith Interview

March 27, 2008
I love this CD – let’s just get that out of the way right now. There’s a pure, raw energy to it. So live and in the moment –
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Fishman AFX Pedals

March 11, 2008
Fishman set a benchmark for acoustic guitar amplification back in the stone age with the Fishman Acoustic Matrix. They’ve since held their position as one of the most prominent
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Alesis Transactive Mobile PA

February 15, 2008
How many times have you arrived at a gig, only to realize that – whoops! – there’s no power outlet? Though it’s not that common, I’ve encountered the situation
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APHEX 230 Audio Clips: Hear and See the Difference

January 14, 2008
230 Engaged: Listen and watch the wave forms
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Aphex 230 Master Voice Processor

January 9, 2008
A few months ago I was lucky enough to receive an Aphex 230 Master Voice Channel Processor to play with, and I found it extremely effective for warming up
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L.R. Baggs Core 1 Acoustic Reference Amplifier

December 11, 2007
L.R. Baggs is famous for making some of the finest and most accurately representative acoustic guitar pickups around, so their entry into the acoustic guitar amp business is big
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Sandwiched Tops

November 9, 2007
Luthier John Dick has been quietly building classical guitars with one of the most innovative top designs in modern luthiery. We get an exclusive look at John’s “sandwich top”
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Heavy Lifting and Songwriting

June 12, 2007
In my youth, the legendary John Hartford (“Gentle on My Mind”) gave me a magical piece of advice that I have embraced ever since. “If you want to be taken seriously in this business, write and perform your own music.”
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The Amp Quest, part 2

April 12, 2007
the Amp Quest One Player’s Search for the Perfect Amp Pt. II Picking out the perfect amp is a personal journey, as everyone is looking for something different. Last
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The Amp Quest, part 1

March 16, 2007
the Amp Quest One Player’s Search for the Perfect Amp. Pt.1 I’ve been an acoustic guitarist almost all my life, so imagine my surprise when I fell in love
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