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Gear

Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

May 20, 2009
Late-''60s to early-''70s Fenders made of mixed and matched parts: the Maverick and the Electric XII
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Effects Loops

Effects Loops

May 20, 2009
Peter Stroud looks at the different pros, cons and options for employing or ignoring an effects loop
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Sneak Peek: Mesa Boogie Electra-Dyne

Sneak Peek: Mesa Boogie Electra-Dyne

May 20, 2009
A look at the features of Mesa Boogie''s new Electra-Dyne amp
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Getting Your Gear Fix in a Down Economy

May 20, 2009
You don''t have to give up buying gear as the economy slows -- you just have to be smarter about it
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WMD Geiger Counter Pedal Review

WMD Geiger Counter Pedal Review

May 20, 2009
Traditionalists need not apply - the WMD Geiger Counter delivers extreme distortion
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Takamine Glenn Frey Signature EF360GF Acoustic Guitar Review

Takamine Glenn Frey Signature EF360GF Acoustic Guitar Review

May 20, 2009
Takamine''s Glenn Frey Signature is a simple guitar that''s great for pop and folk
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Crow Hill Guitars: La Paloma

Crow Hill Guitars: La Paloma

May 20, 2009
A look at one of Erik Smith''s La Paloma, a natural beauty from Crow Hill Guitars
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Flaxwood Liekki Electric Guitar Review

Flaxwood Liekki Electric Guitar Review

May 20, 2009
Can Flaxwood''s particle-based guitars live up to solid wood?
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DDYNA Music Co Thinman OD Overdrive Pedal Review

DDYNA Music Co Thinman OD Overdrive Pedal Review

May 20, 2009
The DDyna Thinman OD is great for classic rock and stacking overdrives
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Skatterbrane Standard Humbucking Pickup Review

Skatterbrane Standard Humbucking Pickup Review

May 20, 2009
Skatterbrane''s Standard Humbuckers channel the special voicing of vintage PAFs
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Peekamoose Model 3 Electric Guitar Review

Peekamoose Model 3 Electric Guitar Review

May 20, 2009
The Peekamoose Model 3 is versatile, well-designed and fun to say
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Super-Vee Double-Locking Strat Vibrato System Review

Super-Vee Double-Locking Strat Vibrato System Review

May 20, 2009
The Super-Vee tackles the age-old problem of staying in tune while abusing the vibrato bar
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Black-Lighting a ’59 Fender Telecaster Neck

Black-Lighting a ’59 Fender Telecaster Neck

May 20, 2009
John Brown employs a black light to identify a refinished headstock, and help restore it to its original finish
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Digital Delay Roundup: DigiTech Timebender, Guyatone Micro Delay, & Electro-Harmonix #1 Echo

Digital Delay Roundup: DigiTech Timebender, Guyatone Micro Delay, & Electro-Harmonix #1 Echo

May 20, 2009
A look at three digital delays: DigiTech TimeBender, Guyatone Mighty Micro MDm5 Micro Delaym, and Electro-Harmonix #1 Echo
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Guitar Tasting Tips

Guitar Tasting Tips

May 20, 2009
How guitar tasting is like food tasting -- and how to keep yourself honest with both
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Speakers: 40% of Your Tone

Speakers: 40% of Your Tone

May 20, 2009
Speaker basics from Tony Pasko
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Gibson ES-295: To Refinish or Not to Refinish?

Gibson ES-295: To Refinish or Not to Refinish?

May 20, 2009
A flaking 1955 ES-295 -- Zach weighs the pros and cons of refinishing, and explains what it does to the value of an instrument
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Stratocaster Tone Split Mod

Stratocaster Tone Split Mod

May 20, 2009
Splitting Strat tone controls into two different ranges with separate caps
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Louis Electric KR-12 Amp Head & Cabinet Review

Louis Electric KR-12 Amp Head & Cabinet Review

May 20, 2009
Louis Electric''s 50-watt KR-12 head and 2x12 cab deliver classic tones at stage-ready volumes
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Specimen Products Maxwell Custom

Specimen Products Maxwell Custom

May 20, 2009
Specimen Products'' project, based on a rough guitar made by Ian Schneller
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