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Carvin V3 (100-Watt, 3-Channel Tube Combo)

March 15, 2007
There''s no doubt that high gain, 3-channel super amps are cool, but in most cases, they remain cost prohibitive.
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Mini-Review: Planet Waves S.O.S. Tuner

March 15, 2007
The Strobe-On-String (S.O.S.) tuner from Planet Waves is a plectrum-sized tuner that''s extremely accurate, easy to use, and perfect for loud stages and dark situations.
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From The Heart

March 15, 2007
For a modern, successful performer in our culture, what is the Holy Grail we seek?
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The Buzz in Amp Modeling

March 15, 2007
I remember getting my first model car kit when I was a kid. It was a white Camaro Z28. Though putting it together didn’t require rocket science, it still
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Being Different

March 15, 2007
My fascination with music dates back to an experience that changed my life: witnessing Bo Diddley perform in Laurel, Mississippi, in 1957. Bo’s performance was electrifying, and he had a wall of speakers that, nearly literally, blew me away. After that, everything was different.
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Fave Pickups, Pt. 2

March 15, 2007
Since there wasn’t enough space to cover them all in the last issue, I’ll continue with some of the favorite pickups I’m using these days or have liked over the years.
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Killer Body

March 15, 2007
At some point early in an aspiring guitar builder’s years, he or she is faced with the challenge of what shape their guitar body should be.
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Box of Tools and A Bag Of Tricks

March 15, 2007
This month, let’s take a look at some of the tools and supplies you should carry around with you when you are out doing a show.
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‘65 Gibson SG

March 15, 2007
Welcome to this month’s restoration project, which features a ‘65 Gibson SG, sporting P-90 pickups, in need of serious headstock repair.
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Speaker Selection Explained

March 15, 2007
Standard mounting dimensions provided by most guitar speaker manufacturers are: overall diameter, baffle hole diameter, mounting hole diameter, mounting holes B.C.D. and depth.
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Tweedy Bird

March 15, 2007
Amongst our daily guitar building we take on a few repairs. One interesting fiddle this month was an early ‘70s black LP Custom.
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The Zen of Power Adapters

March 15, 2007
Most effects pedals today come with a jack, which allows an AC adapter to run the effect instead of batteries.
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Wall Street vs. Wood Street

March 15, 2007
The ordinary investor doesn’t think in terms of value and opportunity, only price. That applies to stocks as well as guitars.
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Gibson ES-355TD

March 15, 2007
I bought this guitar around 1972 for $175 including a Kay amplifier, and am the second owner.
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Product Review - Jet Guitars

March 15, 2007
As the revolution of small boutique luthiers continues to evolve, Premier Guitar is honored to review the new Earlewood model from JET Guitars.
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Pedal Showcase - Electro-Harmonix XO Series

March 15, 2007
Electro-Harmonix effects have been known for many things: great value, amazing tone and somewhat delicate cases.
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The Super-Secret Transformer Tester

March 15, 2007
This month I thought I’d give you amptechs a tip that is not widely known at all: it is not only possible, but easy...
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Manic Market Myths

March 15, 2007
The late-1950s Les Paul Sunburst is the most sought-after vintage guitar model today.
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Maximum Miking

March 15, 2007
You’ve worked hard on your tone. You’ve got the settings on your amp and effects dialed in. How do you go about capturing that tone in a recording?
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Music School Awareness

March 15, 2007
The focus of this article is for those of you who are looking for help in choosing schools to further your guitar education.
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