April 2019

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Out of the Abyss: The Story of Abyss’ Rise to Kevin L. Pederson Guitars

March 11, 2008
Kevin Pederson has been building Abyss Guitars for 12 years, but with a name change on the horizon, how will the transformation affect business? An interview with Kevin Pederson
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1921 Martin 0-18, Pt. 2

March 11, 2008
I am excited to get started and share the restoration of this wonderful, early Martin. In last month’s column, we assessed the damage and made a list of concerns
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Zakk Wylde - Wylde Child

March 11, 2008
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since Zakk Wylde replaced the late, great Randy Rhoads in Ozzy Osbourne’s band. Even though there were a couple of
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Luthier Fantasy Camp

March 11, 2008
Bodies and necks waiting to be turned into finished guitars by the students. No two are alike, so each student ends up with a completely unique instrument. Have you
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Music City Superman: An Interview With Rich Eckhardt

March 11, 2008
Rick Eckhardt is a little bit country and a little bit rock n'' roll -- and quite successful because of it.
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April 2008 New Products

March 11, 2008
Peavey ReValver Mk III Modeling Software Peavey ReValver Mk III models 15 of the world’s most popular guitar amplifiers through an exclusive algorithm that analyzes the interactions of the
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Auditioning Tone Capacitors, Part II

March 11, 2008
We conclude our tone cap journey with a guide to the most common types.
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Mercury Magnetics: Epiphone Valve Jr. Mod Kit

March 11, 2008
By now, you’re probably familiar with the Epiphone Valve Jr., the tiny, low-wattage, low-budget amplifier that hit store shelves a few years back and single-handedly energized a cadre of
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Phoenix Guitar Company: The Baby Phoenix

March 11, 2008
The Baby Phoenix is a 14” lower bout, fully acoustic archtop with a single pickup. This instrument is made with a sitka spruce top, flame maple sides and back,
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Fishman AFX Pedals

March 11, 2008
Fishman set a benchmark for acoustic guitar amplification back in the stone age with the Fishman Acoustic Matrix. They’ve since held their position as one of the most prominent
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Stompbox Classics: Fuzz Face

March 11, 2008
Greetings, students of stomp. The next few installments of “Stomp School” will be dedicated to discussing the most iconic and influential pedals of all time. In most cases these
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Epiphone S-800

March 11, 2008
Dear Guitar Trash or Treasure, I am wondering if you can tell me anything about this guitar. I bought it around 1992 at a yard sale for $100, including
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Riffs: Tonetech, Nude Guitarist, Andrew Bird

March 11, 2008
Tonetech from Manchester Evening News UK''s Bill Quinn and luthier Dan MacPherson are launching Tonetech, the first online destination for those looking to build their own guitar. The website
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Fear of Flying

March 11, 2008
Don''t let airline damage happen to you!
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Selecting Speakers for Two-Rock

March 11, 2008
This month, we were able to speak with Joe Mloganoski, of K & M Analog Designs, LLC, about the process of designing Two-Rock amps and their speaker selection process.
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Tal Farlow: Reluctant Jazz Great and His Gibson Model

March 11, 2008
--> Though most TF models featured a scroll designed by Tal in the horn of the upper bout, this example from 1964 does not. This month we are celebrating
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Runnin' Down a Dream: Mike Campbell

March 11, 2008
Mike Campbell has been laying down tasteful, unobtrusive licks for over 30 years, and while that might be enough for lesser constitutions, he’s showing no signs of slowing down.
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Planet Waves: Planet Lock Strap

March 11, 2008
While guitars have evolved and matured technologically, guitar straps have remained pretty much the same. And since the strap itself hasn’t changed, neither have the problems. Active guitarists know
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Riffs: Olson Guitars (James Taylor), Stanley Jordan, Win a Martin, Hot Pickin Janitor

March 10, 2008
Olson Guitars from WCCO Been wondering about that letter "O" on the headstock of James Taylor''s acoustics? It stands for Olson. Here''s a profile of Jim Olson from Minneapolis
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Gibson Announces Full Guitar of the Month Lineup

March 10, 2008
Nashville, TN (March 10, 2008) -- Gibson USA''s website now features pictures, descriptions, prices and specs for each of their upcoming Guitars of the Month. Already released are the SG
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