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May 2009

ARTICLES

Effects Loops

May 20, 2009
Peter Stroud looks at the different pros, cons and options for employing or ignoring an effects loop
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Orange Upgrade, part 1

April 30, 2009
Tim Schroeder digs into a stock Orange AD200. He details stripping the amp to its chassis and turning it into a point-to-point handwired amp with high-quality components.
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1962 Wurlitzer Gemini

April 27, 2009
Many people are unaware that Wurlitzer made guitars—including futuristic, cartoon guitars that look like they’d be in Elroy Jetson’s personal collection. According to the Blue Book of Electric Guitars
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Carlino Korina Impulse and Identity

April 27, 2009
Infatuated with the famous Modernistic Korina solidbodies of the late 1950s, Eddie Carlino wanted to add a modern flair to classic specs, and bring it back 50 years later.
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Fender Road Worn Series '60s Stratocaster Guitar Review

April 21, 2009
Fender''s Road Worn Strat is a more responsive & open-sounding step up from their Mexican Standard
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Roland Cube 80X Amp Review

April 21, 2009
A new Cube promises to raise your wattage while reducing your load.
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Danelectro Dead On '67 Guitar Review

April 21, 2009
Danelectro''s Dead On ''67 is a fun throwback that packs a great value for the price
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Ear of the Beholder

April 21, 2009
Rusty Cooley talks about shred and shares some exercises in his first installment of Fierce Guitar
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Roger Sadowsky: A Vintage Man of Modern Means

April 21, 2009
A conversation with Roger Sadoswky on basses, modifications, preamps and more
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Variations on the Pentatonic Scale

April 21, 2009
Variations on the major and minor pentatonic scales
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Michael Tobias Design MTD 535-24 Bass Review

April 21, 2009
Michael Tobias Design''s 545-24 is a top-notch instrument for discerning bassists
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Phil Petillo: Master Luthier, Engineer, Scientist & Inventor

April 21, 2009
An innovator in fret design, pickups and a master luthier, Phil Petillo shares his tips and experiences in this interview
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Allparts Tremol-No Review

April 21, 2009
The Tremol-No changes up the design of the traditional trem for added sustain and tuning stability
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Innovations in Speaker Manufacturing and Development

April 21, 2009
neodymium magnets, acrylic adhesives, synthetic suspension materials, and a variety of paper cone construction techniques are detailed in this look at speaker construction innovations.
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The Truth About Compressors and Limiters

April 21, 2009
The basics on how compressors and limiters work, and how to incorporate them in your music.
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Electro-Harmonix Russian Big Muff Pi Pedal Mods

April 21, 2009
How to make your Russian Big Muff Pi deliver tones from Queens of the Stone Age to David Gilmour
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1961 Fender Stratocaster Tahitian Coral

April 21, 2009
A cool custom-color Strat with great natural wear
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Genz Benz Shenandoah Compak 300 Combo Acoustic Amp Review

April 21, 2009
The Genz Benz Shenandoah Compak 300 Combo acoustic amp is a small, ultra-portable amp that''s packed with features
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Building Versatility on Bass

April 21, 2009
Dan shares his tips on developing versatility that will help land gigs
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Flamenco Techniques: Rasgueados

April 21, 2009
A flamenco technique that is valuable for all acoustic and classical guitarists, rasguaedo is a percussive strumming effect.
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