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Gone Gear

June 10, 2008
Hopefully not many of you have had to deal with this, and hopefully you never will, but there comes a time when a select group of us find ourselves the
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Introducing Three Trusted Companions

May 12, 2008
Gene Baker recalls his three go-to rigs from Roland, Centaur and Elmwood.
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So You Want to Build a Guitar? Pt. 8

April 9, 2008
Sanding the edges Routing the radius Jigged up for fret dressing Day Five – Final Details From here on, it’s mainly handwork and detailing. Let’s take a look at
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So You Want to Build a Guitar? Pt. 7

February 8, 2008
The guitar, taking shape, but before contouring Rear Routes Things start moving quickly at this point as we see the guitar really starting to form. We are going to
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So You Want to Build a Guitar? Pt. 6

January 9, 2008
Cutting the nut slot and truss access. This month, we continue with day three of our build and go face up to do some routing. For those following along
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So You Want to Build a Guitar? Pt. 5

December 11, 2007
Last month we created our headstock angle and installed our truss rod. This month, we will get the fretboard and headstock veneer glued in place. With set necks or
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So You Want to Build a Guitar? Pt. 4

November 9, 2007
Welcome back to our series on building a guitar. Last month we spent our first day gluing our guitar’s sections together. By the end of the day two, we want
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So You Want to Build a Guitar? Pt. 3

October 10, 2007
I see you’re brave enough to check back in for this month’s edition. Sharpen up those pencils and tools because we’re getting in deep this month. Remember that a
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So You Want to Build a Guitar? Pt. 2

September 10, 2007
Welcome back to our neck thru guitar project. Last month, we discussed using CAD to design, and now we’re ready to start measuring. Our specs are roughly as follows: a
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So You Want to Build a Guitar? Pt. 1

August 8, 2007
The first step to your new axe.
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Low Tech Pedal Boards

July 11, 2007
Gene Baker shows us how to rig up a quick and easy pedalboard
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Heavy Metal Shop

June 12, 2007
When building guitars there are many tools you just can’t find on the market to help organize, maneuver and protect your pieces during construction. If you’re resourceful you’ll find ways to build them or call upon the aid of a friend.
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Dry/Wet Amp Rigs

May 14, 2007
I prefer amps in a dry/wet configuration, allowing amp #1 to be unaffected and amp #2 to get all the effects, with its tone signal generated from amp #1
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Case of the Noisy Truss Rod

April 12, 2007
In comes a set-neck style guitar, the problem being a truss rod doing a bit of rattling
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Music Resolutions

March 19, 2007
2006 brought on the big 40 for me and the birth of the first b3 guitars to send out to the world. 2007 will bring on a new set of challenges as I get married in Feburary
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