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December 2010

ARTICLES

Eventide Eclipse V4 Effects Unit Review

December 16, 2010
Eventide lives up to their reputation of stellar studio effects with the rackmount Eclipse V4
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1949 Gibson Super 400 Serial #A-3309

November 16, 2010
A beautifully preserved example of Gibson''s high-end archtop
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A Thomas Jefferson Signature Model . . . Almost

November 16, 2010
An extraordinary wood find: a tree planted by Thomas Jefferson himself!
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Bound for Glory

November 16, 2010
Appreciating the complexity and beauty of binding
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Builder Profile: Splawn Amplifiers

November 16, 2010
Scott Splawn tells how his four-person operation evolved from modding his own plexis to customizing stock Marshalls as a dealer and finally to building “brown sound” wonders for players like Steve Stevens and prolific metal producer Adam Dutkiewicz.
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Orange TH30 Amp Head Review

November 16, 2010
Modern overdrive tones and vintage-flavored cleans from Orange
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Great Gifts for Gearheads

November 16, 2010
Other than gear, holiday gifts a guitarist will appreciate
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PRS 305 Electric Guitar Review

November 16, 2010
The triple single-coil, alder-bodied, new model from PRS
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DVD Review: "Leo Fender's Telecaster - The Original Twang"

November 16, 2010
A documentary on the Telecaster and its impact on modern music
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Sonic Edge Tumbleweed Pedal Review

November 16, 2010
The Tumbleweed compressor expands the dynamic range of low and high watt amps
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Melody Coming Through

November 16, 2010
The difference between playing as fast as possible and really saying something
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Emperor Cabinets Birch 4x12 Cabinet Review

November 16, 2010
A high-end, hardwood, custom cab
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Hahn Model 22 Bass Review

November 16, 2010
A ''50s-style bass with boutique construction
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2010 Premier Gear Awards

November 16, 2010
Need help finding the perfect tone machine to give that special guitarist on your gift list this holiday season (or to drop hints to your loved ones)? Then you’re in the right place. Here we look back at the guitars, amps, stompboxes, and accessories that made 2010 a fantastic year to be engaged in “the relentless pursuit of tone.”
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Koll Tornado Electric Guitar Review

November 16, 2010
A P-90 equipped boutique beauty
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Eliminate Mic-Placement Guesswork with the "Shavering" Technique

November 16, 2010
Skip the guesswork with this mic placement trick
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Shure SM27 Microphone Review

November 16, 2010
Will the SM27 replace the trusty 57?
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Rhythm & Grooves: The Bead Game

November 16, 2010
Navigate a chord progression with the smallest possible shifts between notes.
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Jimmy Herring: Triple-T Threat

November 16, 2010
Jimmy herring’s deft command of the three Ts—technique, tone, and taste—have made him the toast of the jam-band scene. here he talks about his fusion roots, his vintage Super reverb mods, and the mystery tele that’s all over the latest Widespread panic album.
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The Secondary Blues Box: Pattern and Licks from the "Other" Popular Anchor Point

November 16, 2010
Exploring a shape used by Mike Bloomfield and Robben Ford
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