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November 2014

ARTICLES

Soldering 101: A Step-by-Step Guide

October 26, 2015
Learn to solder like a pro in this easy-to-follow demonstration.
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Thank You Scientist’s Tom Monda

November 7, 2014
The multi-instrumentalist on his daring new album, odd time signatures, and his early days with Bumblefoot.
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DIY: How to Float a Strat Trem

October 21, 2014
In this step-by-step tutorial, Nashville guitar tech John LeVan demonstrates how to “float” a two-post Stratocaster tremolo so it can both lower and raise the strings’ pitch.
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Inside the Musicians Institute Guitar Craft Program

October 20, 2014
For players looking to start down a career path that never takes them away from their first love, the Guitar Craft Program offers a foundational education that can open a lot of doors—no previous experience required.
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McInturff Spitfire Review

October 17, 2014
This high-end solidbody is a very skilled jack-of-all-trades.
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Tools for the Task: Guitar Hangers

October 17, 2014
Be it lack of floor space, wanting to display your treasures instead of keeping them in the closet, the desire to have an axe or five within reach when inspiration hits, or keeping them out of reach from your curious cats and shorties, here are some of the numerous options out there for hanging your guitars out of harm’s way.
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Line 6 AMPLIFi 150 Review

October 16, 2014
It’s an amp! It’s home audio system! It’s both!
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Blake Mills: Emotional Rescue

October 16, 2014
On his second solo outing, Blake Mills grabs the spotlight with a dream team of special guests—including Don Was, Fiona Apple, Jon Brion, and Jim Keltner—for a poignant, heartfelt journey back in time to the way rock records used to be made.
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Tone Tips: All About Monitoring

October 15, 2014
In-ears or wedges? Here’s how to get the best from both onstage.
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Pettyjohn Electronics PreDrive Review

October 14, 2014
A high-end preamp that delivers surgically precise tone-shaping power.
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Music Maker Relief Foundation: Playing It Forward

October 14, 2014
For 20 years, the Music Maker Relief Foundation has championed roots musicians by giving hope and ultimately helping them to keep doing what they love.
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Syd Arthur: The Arthurian Knights of Jamalot

October 13, 2014
Canterbury’s prog-rockers reboot for the 21st century.
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Tuning Up: The Most Underused Effect in Your Arsenal?

October 13, 2014
Next time you find yourself lusting after yet another piece of gear, try this experiment.
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Quick Hit: Nordstrand NVT A3 Pickups

October 12, 2014
T-style pickup set with addictive textural quality that sets it apart from many vintage-style units.
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Darkglass Electronics Duality Dual Fuzz Engine Review

October 10, 2014
A pair of discreet and blendable circuits provide a wide spectrum of fuzzy bass tones.
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Quick Hit: EarthQuaker Devices Arrows

October 9, 2014
Stupidly simple booster is a magical tone masseuse.
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Mod Garage: The Dick Dale Wiring

October 9, 2014
The unique wiring scheme behind the definitive surf sound.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Torrefied Woods—Don’t be Afraid

October 8, 2014
Is thermo-cured wood a lutherie fad or here to stay?
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Nels Cline and Julian Lage: Gnarly Humanist and the Twenty-Something Terror

October 7, 2014
Despite a 32-year age difference, the master improvisers from vastly different backgrounds have phenomenal chemistry.
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Taylor T5z Review

October 7, 2014
Combining elements of acoustic and electric guitar design, this hybrid will appeal to players seeking sonic versatility.
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