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How-Tos

Fender Amp Bias and Impedance

September 18, 2009
Jeff answers two questions this month: tips on biasing a Fender Deluxe and matching a Bassman head to cabs with mismatched impedance
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PRS Neal Schon Headstock Rebuild

September 18, 2009
A headstock break becomes more complicated with a Floyd Rose locking nut thrown in the mix
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The Essence of Simplicity

September 18, 2009
Ask yourself the question: How can I be me with less?
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The Word of the Day is Hybrid

September 18, 2009
Doing double duty with an acoustic-electric
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Amp Simulators 101

September 18, 2009
Options for mimicking amplifiers with software or hardware.
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Stratocaster Direct-Through Mod

September 18, 2009
Mod your Strat to connect the pickup directly to the output jack, Esquire-style.
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Playing Outside the Box: Banjo Tuning on Guitar

September 2, 2009
Steve encounters a new challenge: playing banjo licks on a guitar
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How NOT to Play Bass like a Guitar Player Playing Bass

August 19, 2009
Pro bassists weigh in on the differences between how guitarists and bassists approach the instrument
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New Speaker Plug for an Ampeg B-15-N

August 19, 2009
An Ampeg B-15-N without a speaker plug
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Stratocaster with Individual On/Off Switches

August 19, 2009
How to add individual on/off switches for each pickup to your Strat
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"I'm the rhythm guitarist..."

August 19, 2009
Peter Stroud''s tips to becoming a great rhythm guitarist
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Chops versus Groove

August 19, 2009
How to get in a groove by laying off on a chops extravaganza
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Are You in Tune?

August 19, 2009
Tuning rules from Bob Taylor to save you some headaches
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Rock that Bass!

August 19, 2009
Recording the best possible bass tracks for your song
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Television: the True Final Frontier

July 22, 2009
Some tips for playing on TV, so that you''ll be ready when your big break comes.
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Tube Amp Troubleshooting 101

July 22, 2009
Diagnosing a dead Blues Junior with universal troubleshooting tips
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1933 National Duolian Resonator, Part 2

July 22, 2009
John continues his restoration of a 1933 National Duolian Resonator by finishing up on the headstock and repairing the fretboard.
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Live and Let DI

July 22, 2009
Steve shows us why options are such a good thing when figuring out your bass sound while playing live.
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Recording Session Gear

July 22, 2009
Peter Stroud covers the list of gear he brings to recording sessions.
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Get Big or Go Home

July 22, 2009
Mitch clues us in on some recording tricks to make your guitar tone sound even more massive.
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