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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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Re-biasing and Tolerances

March 19, 2007
I have a Crate Blue Voodoo with Groove Tube 6L6s, and would like to replace them with Groove Tube EL34s. What is the proper way to re-bias an amp,
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Unlocking the Secrets of Shred

March 19, 2007
The idea that virtuoso players can play “anything” without really thinking about it is a fantasy.
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From The Paul Stanley Tour - Living the Dream

March 19, 2007
When I checked my voicemail that early September day, I was shocked to hear that smokey, distinctive voice.
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Caps & NOS Tubes

March 19, 2007
Tube talk and turkey
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The Great ‘70s String Switchover

March 19, 2007
Hi everybody. This month we''re going to talk about some issues that have caused even more disturbance in the signal chain. A good friend of mine from New York
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Tidbits

March 19, 2007
This month''s article covers a bunch of random topics and thoughts that had no home, answers to reader questions and other miscellaneous stuff. Random Stuff Always prepare for the worst
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Page Nine

March 19, 2007
It begins with a single melody line then doubles, triples, and finally ends up with four-part harmony for most of the track
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Pickup School

March 19, 2007
It can be difficult, confusing as hell to the untrained ear and possibly expensive, depending on your budget
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Gibson Les Paul TV, Pt.3

March 19, 2007
Reflecting back to last month’s issue, I was implementing a variety of techniques using Q-Tips, explorers, denatured alcohol, acetone, and buffing pads. It was all about removing this very thick, dull, non-original white paint to reveal the original TV Yellow. The serial number was unveiled in its entirety and the research supported that our guitar is a ’59 Gibson Les Paul TV.
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Speaker Selection Explained

March 19, 2007
What should I look for in choosing a speaker for an electric guitar? Acoustic guitar? Steel guitar? Bass guitar? In other words, how would they differ? Thanks, Ray Hi
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Amp Power, Speakers & Loudness

March 19, 2007
You want to be heard when you play!
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Bending Evolution

March 19, 2007
Ever wonder how they bend all those sides, making all those shapes for all those acoustic guitars?
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A Lost Art

March 19, 2007
Binding has always added a higher perceived value and rightfully so, as it is a pain to do well. The cost of the material is only a few dollars
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One Face, Two Face, Brown Face, Black Face

March 19, 2007
I really don’t know anything about amplifiers since I mainly play acoustic guitar, but I recently inherited this Deluxe amp from my grandfather.
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'06 Arlington Guitar Extravaganza

March 19, 2007
Every October Texas should name Arlington into Guitarlington.
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More Wiring Tricks...

March 19, 2007
When at home I’ll often find myself late at night at my work bench tweezing and tweaking amps and guitars … especially amps that I buy off of eBay.
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