January 2019

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So You Want to Build a Guitar? Pt. 4

November 9, 2007
Welcome back to our series on building a guitar. Last month we spent our first day gluing our guitar’s sections together. By the end of the day two, we want
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Track You Down

November 9, 2007
This month I’ve decided to take a crucial side trip into an area that is extremely useful for discovering exactly how you sound to both yourself and your respective
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Andy Timmons - Creating Killer Tone

November 9, 2007
I recently had the pleasure of sitting down and speaking with Favored Nations’ guitarist Andy Timmons to discuss the recording techniques of his latest Andy Timmons Band release, Resolution. For
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What is this thing, and what is it worth?

November 9, 2007
Dear Guitar Trash or Treasure, Can you help me with some information about this odd guitar? Some people have told me it is called a Flying V, but it
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It’s All Relative, Pt. II

November 9, 2007
Last month we discussed the differences between perfect pitch and relative pitch. Today, we are going to look at concrete things players can do to develop a sense of relative
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Rebuilding ‘50s Kluson Tuners

November 9, 2007
This month, we’ll be resurrecting some original Kluson tuners from a ‘55 Gibson ES-225T. I was able to date the tuners by referencing a few of their features. The
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Meet the New Boss

November 9, 2007
Hello and welcome back to The Low End. I’ve been involved with bass gear since 1976 and along the way I’ve met some interesting folks. This month I’d like to
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Should You Bypass True Bypass - Again?

November 9, 2007
There aren’t many things worse than stepping out on stage in front of a crowd and being met with silence from your rig, but there’s a growing risk of that
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KT88s!

November 9, 2007
Have you ever heard of this tube? Not many people have, and it’s time to give it a little attention since there are currently great new versions of the
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Peeling Pickups

November 9, 2007
Last month we began discussing what to do with coils that have tested open with a multimeter. As mentioned last month, when the coil wire is broken at the
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The Lowdown on Baritone Guitars

November 9, 2007
The Fender Jaguar Baritone Special HH is an affordable but high-quality baritone guitar. Since first gazing upon a blue Danelectro Longhorn hanging on the wall of the local guitar
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Five Pedals You Must Try Before You Die!

November 9, 2007
Greetings fellow students of stomp; this month we’re going to have a little fun with our list of pedals you must try before you die. Please note that the
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Behind Budda

November 9, 2007
When it comes to guitar tone, it’s not just about the amp – the speakers also have a profound effect on how that tone comes out. Manufacturers are certainly aware
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MarshMan!

November 9, 2007
Hey Jeff, I have a ‘66 Bassman head and I’d like to modify the Bass channel for smooth overdrive tones. The Normal channel is what I gig with, going
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gig-fx launches the VOD

November 8, 2007
First variable OverDrive pedal
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Larry Carlton Master Class DVD

November 7, 2007
Interactive video course covers improvising, technique and tone
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Pat Metheny Trio

October 31, 2007
New material stellar
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Interview: Joe Bonamassa

October 31, 2007
Blues Statesman talks music and gear
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Quest for an Acoustic Bass Amp

October 30, 2007
Shifting gear for the right fit
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Review: Clark Gainster

October 30, 2007
Gaining volume and grit the Clark way
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