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The Blender Stratocaster

January 14, 2010
How to set up your Strat so that you can blend all of the pickups using just the volume knob
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CAN YOU TURN THAT THING DOWN?

January 14, 2010
Getting great Fender Twin Reverb tone at volumes that won''t kill your ears
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Finding a Strat and Giving it a New Soul

January 14, 2010
Small tweaks to turn a second-hand Strat into a go-to instrument
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Two Letters about … Well, Twins!

December 17, 2009
Two Fender Twin Reverb owners pose questions about their speakers
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The (In)famous Stratocaster Kill Switch, Part II

December 17, 2009
The benefits of setting up a momentary kill switch on a Stratocaster, and how to do it.
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The (In)famous Stratocaster Kill Switch

November 18, 2009
How to install the kill switch made famous by EVH, Buckethead and many others
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Making a Supro Super

October 21, 2009
A 1948 Supro with some fuzz and speaker heat issues
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Stratocaster Direct-Through Mod

September 18, 2009
Mod your Strat to connect the pickup directly to the output jack, Esquire-style.
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New Speaker Plug for an Ampeg B-15-N

August 19, 2009
An Ampeg B-15-N without a speaker plug
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Stratocaster with Individual On/Off Switches

August 19, 2009
How to add individual on/off switches for each pickup to your Strat
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Tube Amp Troubleshooting 101

July 22, 2009
Diagnosing a dead Blues Junior with universal troubleshooting tips
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Stratocaster Auto-Split Mod

July 22, 2009
If you have a humbucker in the bridge of your strat and want to get a traditional mid/bridge position sound, this mod is for you.
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Gibson ‘50s wiring on a Stratocaster

June 17, 2009
Wire your Strat up like an early Gibson guitar for a whole new world of tone from your instrument
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Tube Amp Building Seminar: Specimen/Chicago School of Guitar Making

May 28, 2009
A first-hand account of the Chicago School of Guitar Making''s Tube Amp Building Seminar
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Stratocaster Tone Split Mod

May 20, 2009
Splitting Strat tone controls into two different ranges with separate caps
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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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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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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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Negative Feedback, Fender Bassman 10

March 17, 2009
A look at negative feedback and hum balance
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The Anatomy of the Stratocaster 5-way Switch, Part III

March 17, 2009
Wrapping up our primer the Stratocaster 5-way switch
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