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September 2011

ARTICLES

Interview: Anthrax - The Long Road to Worship Music

September 12, 2011
Scott Ian, Rob Caggiano, and Charlie Benante discuss the long-awaited, new studio release from Anthrax, reuniting with original singer Joey Belladonna, and how an Anthrax song comes together.
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Kendrick Amplifiers V-Front 212 Amp Review

August 16, 2011
The latest addition to the Kendrick amp line is the V-Front series, and it bristles with Tweed-style tones, Kendrick’s renowned 3-knob reverb, and a speaker array designed to disperse signal more effectively.
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CD Review: David Bromberg - "Use Me"

August 16, 2011
For his latest release, "Use Me," the 66-year-old-string wizard gathered a few friends in studios around the country to help him celebrate his return to guitar and concertizing.
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2011 Jackson PC1 Phil Collen Signature

August 16, 2011
Based on the body of the 7/8-scale Dinky model, the “super strat” Jackson PC1 has seen few changes over the course of its lifetime—the most noticeable being the headstock design.
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Gibson Basses—A Primer in EB (That’s Electric Bass to You)

August 16, 2011
The EB line consisted of the EB-0, EB-1, EB-2, EB-3 and EB-4L basses.
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Electro-Harmonix Stereo Talking Machine Pedal Review

August 16, 2011
Electro-Harmonix’s Stereo Talking Machine does an impressive job of getting those legendary talk-box tones and much more.
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DVD Review: Deep Purple "Phoenix Rising"

August 16, 2011
Phoenix Rising captures a potentially mind-blowing manifestation of the band storming Japan in December 1975, but this version of Deep Purple rarely catches fire in the manner of the classic Machine Head–era unit.
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Evaluating a '72 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe

August 16, 2011
Every guitar that comes into our shop is first thoroughly examined using an assortment of tools and techniques.
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The Secret of Peter Green’s Tone

August 16, 2011
In June of 1984, I had the opportunity to inspect the “Peter Green” Les Paul Standard.
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Breedlove Guitars Focus SE Custom Walnut Acoustic Guitar Review

August 16, 2011
With its walnut back and sides and redwood top, the 25 1/2"-scale Focus SE has a recipe that’s hard to beat for this reviewer—and the tonewoods are just the start.
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Matt Schofield: Blues Man With No Master Plan

August 16, 2011
British blues sensation Matt Schofield says he was just following his muse when he took a trio of chances with his new album, "Anything But Time," but in the process he’s set off a 21st-century blues invasion of the highest order.
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Gretsch Holy Grail Duo Jets

August 16, 2011
Gretsch authority Ed Ball takes us back in time to explain the genesis and evolution of one of the company’s most revered and coveted guitars—the Duo Jet.
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The Rumble Seat: Five Essential Techniques for Bass

August 16, 2011
These simple ideas have helped me improve consistency in my time, sound, fluidity, and other fundamental aspects of my musicianship.
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Beyond Blues: Major Chords, Minor Blues

August 16, 2011
Discover how the same type of chord voicing can perform different harmonic functions.
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Guitar Builder or NFL Player ?

August 16, 2011
More and more young people have been coming into our shop lately, wondering how to prepare for a career as an instrument maker. Should I be the voice of reason and advise them to pursue a less exclusive career path, like the NFL?
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Peavey Void 4 PXD Bass Review

August 16, 2011
It aims to be the go-to tool for bassists looking to put a bit more meat on their low-end muscle—and at an affordable price.
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CD Review: Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman - "World Wide Rebel Songs"

August 16, 2011
Thankfully, on his third solo album World Wide Rebel Songs, The Nightwatchman (Morello’s acoustic Johnny-Cash-meets-Che-Guevara alter ego) embraces his amplified roots and tracks with his touring band, the Freedom Fighter Orchestra.
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Rhythm & Grooves: Running in Circles

August 16, 2011
Do you ever feel trapped on the fretboard? Comfortable in certain keys, but utterly lost in others? If so, you’re not alone.
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Def Leppard: Lep Alive!

August 16, 2011
Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell talk about the unusual necks on their favorite axes, the brutal process of writing new Def Leppard material, and "Mirror Ball: Live & More"—the ’80s juggernaut’s first-ever live album.
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How to Be Armed and Ready in the Studio

August 16, 2011
Here are some tips for setting up your studio so you can quickly get into action.
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