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The Amp Quest, part 2

April 12, 2007
the Amp Quest One Player’s Search for the Perfect Amp Pt. II Picking out the perfect amp is a personal journey, as everyone is looking for something different. Last
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Abyss Guitars Presentation Elect #6

April 12, 2007
The Presentation Elect #6, from Abyss Guitar Company.
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May 2007 New Products

April 12, 2007
New products for May
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Bountiful Booty of Blackguard Beauties

April 12, 2007
Players and collectors have long considered early ‘50s Blackguard Fender Telecasters and Esquires to be the ultimate “Teles” of all time.
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To Ear or Not to Ear?

April 12, 2007
We all know that in-ear monitoring units have been out for a few years now, and it seems like the thing to do for band monitoring. There are several positives
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Super String Theory

April 12, 2007
Now that we’ve discussed some general concepts on adjusting and fine-tuning humbucking pickups, let’s examine yet another huge tonal (and magnetic) variable – string choice. What you use here
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Vintage Jazz Guitar Market - Bullish, Bearish, or Biased?

April 12, 2007
Today’s Hardball topic deals with the vintage guitar market from a different point of view: the ever-so-slanted perspective of the jazz guitarist. We are all aware of the ongoing
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Identifying Your Guitar 101

April 12, 2007
What kind of guitar is it? How old is it? What’s it worth? What is this stupid thing? I know I hear questions like this several times a day,
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‘65 Gibson SG, Pt. 3

April 12, 2007
After 48 hours, the clamp was removed and the remaining damaged areas were drop-filled with cynoacrylate glue and surfaced leveled for strengthening purposes before routing the neck and installing the reinforcement splines.
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Exploring Gear Box

April 12, 2007
How much do you know about “re-amping?”
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Speaker Parameters

April 12, 2007
I believe that developing guitar speakers and, for the player, deciding what speaker to use is more of an art than a science.
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Tube Matching - Needed or Not?

April 12, 2007
Do you need matched output tubes? Is it worth the extra bucks? Are unmatched tubes just as good? There are at least three major things to match in output
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Case of the Noisy Truss Rod

April 12, 2007
In comes a set-neck style guitar, the problem being a truss rod doing a bit of rattling
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A Collectible Market’s Evolution, Pt.4

April 12, 2007
Phase 4 (2004-present) The most powerful price appreciation the vintage electric guitar market has seen during the last 20 years is occurring during Phase 4 (2004-present). Some rates of
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Connecting Scale Patterns

April 12, 2007
Many players practice scales in different positions but don’t know how to connect them for fluid lines that weave across the neck
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Shure-Fire Miking

April 11, 2007
Shure-Fire Miking IWhen I was a kid growing up in New York, I remember that my dad had an old 1/4” four-track Grundig reel to reel tape recorder that
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Dual Recs & EL84s

April 11, 2007
Dual Rec and Marshall Questions Answered
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No-Hassle Taped Tone

April 11, 2007
I most always use two mics on a guitar amp, be it a single speaker, 2x12 or 4x12 cab. This way, you can either pull up each individually or blend the two together for a variety of sounds
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Fretlight FG-451 Pro Guitar

April 11, 2007
We’ve all seen it, and wondered just how it works – it’s that guitar with the little red lights in the fretboard that shows you where to find chords and scales
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No Pain, No Gain

April 11, 2007
We all know that developing the skills necessary to evolve as a more proficient player really takes a somewhat manic-obsessive approach
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