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Doug Stapp - Dr. Frankenstein

September 10, 2007
I don’t know if many of you are familiar with Texas shredder Doug Stapp, but once you hear his remake of Edgar Winter’s “Frankenstein,” you’ll become an instant fan. Together
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Truth and Consequences, Pt. 2

September 10, 2007
Welcome back, everyone. Last month we discussed some of the basic knowledge needed for buying a vintage bass, as well as some general Rickenbacker product know-how. This month we’ll
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Guitar Amp Polygamy

September 10, 2007
Every guitar player is on a quest to find his or her perfect tone. Many of us long to get the guitar sounds we hear on albums and projects
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Why is a Good Amp Tech So Hard to Find?

September 10, 2007
--> There seem to be two major questions about amp repair: why is amp repair so expensive that we don’t dare have an amp break? And why are good
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Genz Benz Start to Finish

September 10, 2007
This month we get an amp company’s perspective on design and speaker selection from Jeff Genzler, founder of Genz Benz. Approaching new amp design involves several criteria. Roger Hart (Product
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Bidding on that vintage amp?

September 10, 2007
A word of personal experience when it comes to buying tube amps on eBay – count on investing at least another couple hundred dollars getting your cool vintage amp up
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Myth Busters, Stomp School Edition, Pt. 2

September 10, 2007
This month we continue to bust some rampant pedal myths. Let’s get started. --> Myth: TS9s with no “CE” mark on the label are originals. The original Ibanez TS9 Tube
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Meters and Stuff

September 10, 2007
Last month I alluded to the idea of using a multimeter to test pickups and configurations. If you aren’t aware of these handy little gadgets, here’s a brief introduction.
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1993 Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue and Marshall 100-watt Super Lead II

September 10, 2007
Hi Amp Man, I have a 1993 Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue and I love the tone but want just a little more clean headroom – maybe 50-60 watts instead
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October 2007 New Products

September 10, 2007
Line 6 Pocket POD Line 6 is now shipping the Pocket POD, the most portable member of the POD family of amp, effect and cabinet modelers. The Pocket POD
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1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard Serial #9 1942

September 10, 2007
Imagine answering the telephone and the person on the other end says, “We have an old guitar we would like to sell.” When asked to describe the guitar, they
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1950 Fender Broadcaster #0099

September 10, 2007
This gorgeous guitar comes compliments of Johnny Edwards at Coffin Case, and is numbered #0099. This was found in an Alaskan attic, and had one prior owner.
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Benedetto "I Tre Fratelli" (The Three Brothers)

September 10, 2007
“I Tre Fratelli” were completely handmade in Robert Benedetto’s private workshop in historic Savannah, Georgia. Commissioned by a private collector, the instruments were completed in July 2007. This commission
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Subdecay Noise Box and Liquid Sunshine Pedal Reviews

September 10, 2007
Noise Box Harmonic Frequency Generator There are many types of tone freaks in this world. Some people love the vintage tones from the days of yore. Some folks rely
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Brown’s Guitar Factory Fretted/Less 4-String Bass - Bolt-on Series

September 10, 2007
John Brown, the brains behind Brown’s Guitar Factory and a long-time Premier Guitar columnist, recently released his new bolt-on Fretted/Less bass at the 2007 Summer NAMM show. Based on
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Sonic Research ST-122 Turbo Tuner

September 10, 2007
We’re an odd lot around here. When a really high-end piece shows up for a review – last month’s Moonstone Vulcan Extreme, for instance – everyone seems intimidated at
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George L’s Cable Kit

September 10, 2007
About a month ago, three of us traveled from Premier Guitar HQ to catch alt-country rockers, Wilco, and Nels Cline’s prodigious use of effects inspired me to revisit the
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Southern Gentleman: An Interview with Paul McGill

September 10, 2007
When talking with Nashville luthier Paul McGill, you get the impression that he’s perfectly content to talk about his inspirations, the people he looks up to and who he
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Chattin' with Mr.335: Larry Carlton

September 10, 2007
From studio sessions to jazz heroics, Larry Carlton does it all. An interview with the man whose guitar is as famous as he is. Larry Carlton is one of
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65 Amps: the SOHO

September 10, 2007
Peter Stroud is a modern renaissance man; in addition to being Sheryl Crow’s guitarist, he and his business partner Dan Boul are the proprietors of 65Amps. He is also
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