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Polarity and You

May 14, 2007
We’ll discuss pickup design, and the sometimes subtle nuances that can make a difference
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JFET Switching

May 14, 2007
Boss and Ibanez pedals universally use JFETs for bypass switching, and the operation of the circuit is a little mysterious until you have dug all the way to the bottom
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Dry/Wet Amp Rigs

May 14, 2007
I prefer amps in a dry/wet configuration, allowing amp #1 to be unaffected and amp #2 to get all the effects, with its tone signal generated from amp #1
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Records and Collections

May 14, 2007
These simple tips will address two important money managing issues: keeping records and collecting money
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Cycloptic Conformist Collector

May 14, 2007
Values of vintage guitars are dictated mainly by supply and demand
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Ace of Bass

May 14, 2007
I recently had the pleasure of doing a recording session with the renowned bass player, Randy Coven, who’s played with some of the best guitarists of our time
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More Speaker Parameters Explained

May 14, 2007
The Q parameters are very important in cabinet design. They represent measurements related to the control of a speaker’s suspension when it reaches the resonant frequency
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Modeling, VG-Style

May 14, 2007
One group of products that has made a huge impact on the guitar modeling world is the VG series from Roland
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Rig Show & Tell

May 14, 2007
In the past I could get away with a pedalboard and a couple of amps, but as the songs and our production became more elaborate with more guitar parts to be covered I found myself doing a bit of an Irish jig trying to hit all of the switches on cue. So I succumbed to … THE RACK
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Roughing Up the Suspect

May 14, 2007
In nearly 15 years of involvement as a tried and true guitar show road warrior, my portfolio of show stories is quite extensive
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About Setups, Pt. 2

May 1, 2007
There are several adjustments to be made, and they should be made in this order: the truss rod, string height (action), and then intonation. You should always follow this order, with one caveat: floating tremolos. If you have a floating trem, check out this section before making other adjustments
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Fuchs Frost 100-1 Amplifier

April 12, 2007
The Fuchs Frost 100 is one of the latest offerings from amp wizard Andy Fuchs
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The Building of Peavey's PG/Dallas International Guitar Festival Custom Guitar

April 12, 2007
THIRTY YEARS AGO, the inaugural Dallas International Guitar Festival got underway in a Texas hotel basement. Meanwhile, Peavey founder and innovator Hartley Peavey was busy refining his first guitar,
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Robin Savoy Dolphin Classic Semi-Hollowbody Guitar

April 12, 2007
Many are familiar with Robin guitars and will remember them from the 1980s. Today Robin is a nine-man operation based in Houston, Texas, and according to owner/founder Dave Wintz,
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Brent Mason Interview

April 12, 2007
When you are talking about modern country music and signature Telecaster tone, you are talking about Brent Mason
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PRS Private Stock

April 12, 2007
Since 1995, Paul Reed Smith has offered Private Stock guitars through authorized PRS dealers. Want a McCarty Soapbar with a Korina body? No problem. How about a Brazilian rosewood
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WCR Iron Man Humbucking Pickups

April 12, 2007
I recently received for review two WCR Iron Man humbucking pickups and a magnet packaged separately. This was an interesting concept – the ability to switch magnets and compare
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Guitar Masters Vol.1

April 12, 2007
Brian Tarquin first came up with the idea for the Guitar Masters series because of his personal experience getting the wonderful plastic records that used to come in every issue of Guitar Player magazine back in the ‘80s.
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How to Get the Gig, part 2

April 12, 2007
It’s important to know yourself and your playing abilities, to know the situation you’ll be playing in and to remember to not overplay once you get to your audition
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The Amp Quest, part 2

April 12, 2007
the Amp Quest One Player’s Search for the Perfect Amp Pt. II Picking out the perfect amp is a personal journey, as everyone is looking for something different. Last
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