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More Snappy Answers to Snappy Questions

June 10, 2008
Last month I answered some of the most common questions I get asked. These questions jogged my memory and also brought a smile to my face. This month I’ll
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1937 Martin 00-18 and 000-18

June 10, 2008
The 1930s are known in most history books as the Great Depression, a time of great economic hardship and poverty. Ironically, this same period is also known as the
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The Immortal Amplifier Mod

June 10, 2008
A well-made tube amp can last a long time, but there are a few things that can make them uneconomical to fix, as well as unreliable. If you were
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G7th Nashville Capo Review

June 10, 2008
A sleek, easy-to-use capo from G7th
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New Sound, Old Guitar

June 10, 2008
A near-mint Gibson B-45 12-string. A bad bridge. Lots of potential. John Southern embarks on a grand project to save a classic. This adventure started out innocently enough. I
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Pentatonics Gone Wild

June 10, 2008
They’re crazy! They’re exotic! They’re out of control, and they’re showing off for the camera! It’s Pentatonics Gone Wild! Gone are the days when pentatonic scales had to stay
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Mr. Ibanez’s Mantra

June 10, 2008
The name Rob Balducci may not be a well known, but he’s a young, up-and-coming guitarist from New York. I met Rob while producing bassist Randy Coven’s new CD
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Washburn Baby Jumbo Acoustic

June 10, 2008
Washburn has developed a player/stage-friendly solution for those who love the sound of a jumbo-bodied guitar but find them uncomfortable to play – the Baby Jumbo. While it has the
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Abrasive Personality, Pt. 2

June 10, 2008
A selection of sanding blocks used in the JET Guitars shop. Plenty of sanding tasks in this business need to be done by hand and making your own specialized
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Amplified Endeavors

June 10, 2008
Gear expos are a lot of fun, but they require an inordinate amount of behind-the-scenes work to pull them off. Loni Specter has been the singular driving force behind
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McPherson MG 3.5 Review

June 10, 2008
McPherson challenges acoustic traditions with the MG 3.5
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Orpheus Valley Fiesta FC & Cordoba Custom Artist Indian Reviews

June 10, 2008
An entry-level classical and a more advanced model are reviewed.
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Northwestern Exposure: Marcus Eaton Interview

June 10, 2008
The word “acoustic” frequently conjures up images of stoic folk strumming, but a new crop of players are aiming to redefine the instrument. We speak with Marcus Eaton about
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July 2008 New Products

June 10, 2008
Warwick Starbass II Warwick has announced the “ultra-retro-cool” Starbass II, a reissue of the Framus Star Bass. Merging traditional hollowbody design with modern technology, the top and back of
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De Facto Standards and You

June 10, 2008
In last month’s column, we looked at DC resistance measurements across pot lugs and determined that when measuring an audio taper pot’s carbon trace from its midpoint to the two
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The Millionth Martin

June 10, 2008
It has taken 171 years and six generations for C.F. Martin & Company to produce our guitar of the month. Starting with a foundation of CITES-certified Brazilian rosewood, black African
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Bias Blues

June 10, 2008
Hi Jeff, I just read your article in the February 2007 issue of Premier Guitar about swapping out 6L6s with EL34s in a Crate amp and what goes into
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Stompbox Classics: Mu-Tron III

June 10, 2008
Welcome back to Stomp School. This month, we’ll conclude our “Stompbox Classics” series with the biggest, baddest, funkiest envelope filter of all-time – the Mu-Tron III. Debuting in 1972,
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A Mad Professor Selects Speakers

June 10, 2008
This month we talk to Björn Juhl, amp and pedal designer from BJF Electronics and featured Scandinavian boutique amp and effects company, Mad Professor. What’s the process for creating a
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Collings OM-2H Review

June 10, 2008
The Collings OM-2H proves its worth in an ensemble setting.
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