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April 2009

ARTICLES

Tone Tips Q&A: Tackling Noise

April 21, 2009
Peter Stroud answers reader questions on cutting down hum and noise in your rig
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The Endless Quest for Distortion

March 20, 2009
A brief history of the different avenues guitarists go down in their quest for distortion.
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Strollin’ with T-Bone Walker, Part 2

March 17, 2009
A look at T-Bone Walker''s introductory 12-bar chorus from "I Got a Break Baby"
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Yamaha SG2000

March 17, 2009
Zach takes a look at a great-playing and valuable Yamaha SG2000
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Backline Engineering Zentone 7 Review

March 17, 2009
The ZenTone 7 packs a number of tones into its 7 watts, alternating between an EL84 and a 6V6
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Speakers: The Ultimate “Amp Mod”

March 17, 2009
Why switching speakers can be the tonal upgrade you''re looking for, and how to make sure you end up with what you''re looking for.
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Five Rules of Touring Bass Players

March 17, 2009
Five tips to help you succeed in the music industry
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How To: Pot Your Own Pickups

March 17, 2009
Nip microphonic pickups in the bud and dispose of those smelly gift candles in one fell swoop.
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Top 10 Tips on Vintage Bass Maintenance

March 17, 2009
Keeping your vintage bass in shape with minimal time and monetary investment
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Fishman SoloAmp Review

March 17, 2009
The Fishman SoloAmp is a portable, easy-to-use solution for small to mid-sized gigs
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Assume the Position

March 17, 2009
A look at optimal mic placement for recording amps
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Fryer Sound Ltd. Brian May Treble Boosters Review

March 17, 2009
Three simple treble boosters from Freyer pay tribute to Brian May''s signature sounds
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EVH Wolfgang Review

March 17, 2009
The EVH Wolfgang shines with pristine build quality and great playability.
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Trem Wars: The Whammy Arms Race

March 17, 2009
We take a look at the history of the whammy, from Bigsby to Fender, Floyd Rose and Kahler. A look at the origins of each major type of trem, and what each offers your playing.
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Pedal Q & A, Part Three

March 17, 2009
Analog Tom and Analog Mike answer questions about true-bypass pedals and combining boosts with dirt
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Breaking in Your Speakers

March 17, 2009
Why a broken in speaker sounds different, and how to capture that sound with a new speaker
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Close-Up: Hearos High Fidelity Series Earplugs

March 17, 2009
There are a lot of choices for hearing protection; we take a look at Hearos High Fidelity Series
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Interview: Alex Lifeson

March 17, 2009
Rush''s Alex Lifeson on his return to Gibson, emotional attachment to gear, and his epic gearbox.
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An Interview with Steven Fryette

March 17, 2009
Steven Fryette recently sold the VHT brand, continuing his amps under the name Fryette. We talk about building VHT, letting it go, and where Fryette is headed.
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Orange Tiny Terror Combo Review

March 17, 2009
Orange''s Tiny Terror gets the combo treatment
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