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About Setups, Pt. 1

April 11, 2007
A setup means an overall adjustment and servicing. Different shops give you different things with their setups, but you should expect that it will include adjusting everything that is adjustable, and making sure that the guitar is as mechanically functional as it can be. Since everyone needs their guitar setup from time to time, we''ll take the process from the top.
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MARTIN D-28 HW

April 1, 2007
The Martin D-28HW signature model was introduced in 1998 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the birth of Hank Williams, Sr
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NAMM Overload

March 19, 2007
From the opening gate, gearheads from all over the world united to explore the latest and greatest products and services the industry has ever offered
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Premier Guitar...the relentless pursuit of tone!

March 19, 2007
Welcome to the evolution of Premier Guitar. You are now reading the very first installment of a guitar publication that is dedicated to cutting through the crap and discovering better
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Premiering: "Premier Guitar"

March 19, 2007
As we prepare for the resolutions of a new year, while also reflecting on all of the trials, tribulations and triumphs of yet another year past, we here at Gearhead
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1960 Fender Telecaster Serial # 60312

March 19, 2007
Why did so many great players choose this type of guitar?
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Rickenbacker 331 Light Show Ser. No. KJ662

March 19, 2007
The Rickenbacker Company has created interesting, innovative instruments since the time it was founded in the first half of the twentieth century.
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February 2007 New Products

March 19, 2007
A look at this month''s new products
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Why Johnny Can’t Read

March 19, 2007
Any non-reading guitarist who has ever been asked to accompany someone via reading their music, been asked to learn a song from written notes or been asked to perform by sight-reading a piece of sheet music knows the awkwardness that always accompanies the reply, “I can’t read".
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A New Year To Think

March 19, 2007
First of all, in the spirit of the new year, I’d like you to think about the way you think about things. No, really … think!
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Koa: The Other Wood

March 19, 2007
If there was another tonewood that does it all for me, and (dare I say) almost better than any other, it would have to be koa (Acacia koa).
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Handwound for Tone

March 19, 2007
WCR has been hand-winding pickups for about 15 years now. I hope I can shed some light as to how WCR’s tones are achieved, and why they have become a benchmark to many
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Fave Pickups, Pt. 1

March 19, 2007
Talking about favorite pickups is equivalent to carrying on about beer. You’ve got domestic and imports, microbrewers and homebrews. Everybody has a favorite.
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Sound In Small Rooms

March 19, 2007
If you’re a performing artist, you are certainly going to be playing in small rooms for your loyal fans. Small rooms can be tricky in getting good sound for certain
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Gibson Les Paul TV, Pt. 4

March 19, 2007
In last month’s issue I had finally completed excavating this very thick, non-original white topcoat, revealing the original, nicely aged finish, “TV Yellow”.
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Kool Kay

March 19, 2007
Kay produced hundreds of different models between the late 1930s and late 1960s and most of them don’t have a model name/number or any kind of identification at all!
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Too Blessed To Be Stressed

March 19, 2007
Instead of the typical Q&A format, I like to occasionally expand on certain guitar-related thoughts and perceptions that are shared with me by guitarists. I often receive phone calls
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Music Resolutions

March 19, 2007
2006 brought on the big 40 for me and the birth of the first b3 guitars to send out to the world. 2007 will bring on a new set of challenges as I get married in Feburary
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The Millenium Bypass

March 19, 2007
True bypass corrects a problem endemic to early effects where the effect would cause treble loss even when it was nominally bypassed. See “Should you bypass true bypass?” in Tech
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Philly Show and ‘06 Market Recap

March 19, 2007
Some folks think Reading is a railroad property from Monopoly. It’s also a town in East-Central Pennsylvania that hosted the recent Philly Guitar Show. The Philly Show moved from
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