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August 2011

ARTICLES

Builder Profile: Carvin

August 9, 2011
The company has carved its niche in the industry as a manufacturer of US-made instruments and amps that can be had at a fraction of the cost of their counterparts.
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CD Review: Megadeth - "Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?" Box Set

August 2, 2011
The commemorative box set includes five CDs and three LPs, compiling original remixes and remasters done separately in 2004 by Dave Mustaine and producer Randy Burns.
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Interview: Kenny Wayne Shepherd - How He Goes

August 2, 2011
Blues-rocker Kenny Wayne Shepherd shares details on his rig, becoming a father, and how he’ll probably never get away from the comparisons to Stevie Ray Vaughan.
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Tweaking A Carvin Nomad Combo

July 19, 2011
"When I dime the amp to get some nice power-tube overdrive, the sound gets a little spiky instead of turning big and round."
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Gibson Les Paul Studio Baritone Electric Guitar Review

July 19, 2011
This new bari Les Paul has a lot in common with Gibson’s original release. It employs the same 28" scale, which means its one-piece mahogany neck is a full 3 1/2" longer than a standard Les Paul’s.
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Anacon Technology Zagray! Amp Review

July 19, 2011
Anacon Technology’s Aleksander Niemand is a restless and very busy man. When he’s not tinkering in his workshop in Gothenburg, Sweden, he’s chiming in on amp discussion forums. But,
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Kustom Amplification KXB500 Bass Amp and DE115NEO Bass Cab Review

July 19, 2011
This bass rig contributes big power in a lightweight form.
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Stanley Clarke: A Bass Man and His Upright Desires

July 19, 2011
Fusion legend Stanley Clarke talks about his double-bass roots, his bevy of Alembic electrics, why all bassists should jam with other 4-stringers, and his recent reunion album with fellow Return to Forever bandmates Chick Corea and Lenny White.
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The ABCs Of Guitar Switches

July 19, 2011
If you are really into guitar modding, there is no way around learning how switches work.
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CD Review: White Denim - "D"

July 19, 2011
If you ever see Austin’s White Denim live, there’s a fair chance that at some point in the evening you’ll witness the most rippin’ band on the planet.
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Drew & Sebastian Guitars

July 19, 2011
Graham Drew, master luthier at Drew & Sebastian Guitars in Virginia, says his company offers various options for every detail on their instruments, all the way down to how the pickups are wound.
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1956 Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollow Body Model 6120

July 19, 2011
The 1955 Model 6120 included features requested by Atkins, as well as a 22-fret neck (a few early examples had only 21 frets) and a 24.5" scale.
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1983 Alembic Spoiler

July 19, 2011
Sporting high quality woods, neck-through bodies, brass hardware, silent single-coil-style pickups, and active electronics, early handmade Alembics were comparatively quite expensive to other products at the time.
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CD Review: The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band - "How I Go"

July 19, 2011
Some Kenny Wayne Shepherd fans have been waiting for this album since the ’90s.
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1958 Fender Precision Bass

July 19, 2011
You could make the case that popular music fans over the last 60 years are as much indebted to Leo for the Precision Bass.
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Shred Your Enthusiasm: Thanksgiving at Ted Nugent's House

July 19, 2011
This month, I want to show you how to play minor seven flat five, and why it sounds so good.
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Keith Urban: Aspiring Outlaw

July 19, 2011
Contemporary-country superstar Keith Urban reflects on how Waylon Jennings’ indie spirit inspired him more than 20 years ago in Australia, why Mark Knopfler became his first guitar hero, and how he rehabilitated many of his treasured vintage axes after the tragic Nashville flood of 2010.
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Last Chance to Reason: The Other M

July 19, 2011
Maine-based mathcore brainiacs Last Chance to Reason meld face-melting chops with mind-bending music theory and their own epic "Metroid"-style video game to mutate every notion you have about youth, metal, and gaming culture.
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Secrets of Compression, Pt. 1

July 19, 2011
Compression in the studio and how you can apply it to your tracks during mixdown.
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Empress Effects Multidrive Pedal Review

July 19, 2011
With a parallel, rather than stacked—circuit, the Multidrive offers a lot more flexibility than a stacked multipedal or even a set of stompboxes in series.
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