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Esoterica Electrica

Esoterica Electrica: Controlling Your Tone - Underrated Tools of the Trade

March 15, 2011
Our love affair with effects and aftermarket mods has raged on unabated for decades now, with no end in sight. Guitarists love widgets and constantly tinker with them to tweak
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Esoterica Electrica: Soul Searching - The Secret Life of Guitars

February 15, 2011
Can a guitar have a soul? Is there a spiritual essence or energy within a well-traveled instrument?
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Brainstorms From NAMM's Budget Basement

January 17, 2011
What is a company to do when musicians present it with exuberant, youthful input that runs counter to that company’s current course? Should it dive headlong into uncharted waters or
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The Signal Chain In Your Mind

December 21, 2010
Being a Howlin’ Wolf devotee, Walter was captivated by the sound achieved by Wolf ’s guitarist, Willie Johnson, and he was on a crusade to emulate it.
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Bound for Glory

November 16, 2010
Appreciating the complexity and beauty of binding
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Wagging the Dog (When Pedals Come Full Circle)

October 20, 2010
Can a guitar be designed optimally for pedals?
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The Myth of Multitasking

September 21, 2010
Can one guitar really do it all?
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The Master's Chamber

August 17, 2010
Why hollow guitars sound the way they do.
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Defining the Pickup End Game

July 20, 2010
Jol Dantzig''s debut column addresses the goals luthiers have when choosing pickups for their guitars
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