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Staff Picks: Down Home

August 1, 2013
PG editors and Tele master Guthrie Trapp discuss country classics.
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1964 Fender Vibroverb

Gear of the Month: 1964 Fender Vibroverb

August 1, 2013
Zach Smith from the Minor Chord guitar shop in Littleton, Massachusetts, shares a rare mint specimen of the same vintage model that was the bedrock of SRV's “Texas Flood” tone.
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Ask Amp Man - Fender Pro Reverb

Ask Amp Man: Identifying Vintage Fender Speakers — and Battling Hum

July 29, 2013
What kind of speaker is in a 1965 Deluxe Reverb, and how to switch it out without increasing the amp's volume, plus tackling hum in modern Fender combos.
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ODD Guitars

July 29, 2013
With bodies that are 3D printed, rather than carved, Professor Olaf Diegel’s ODD Guitars are truly like nothing you’ve seen or played before.
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State of the Stomp - MIDI

Intro to MIDI for Pedalboards

July 28, 2013
Once you learn a few basic things about MIDI, you don’t have to fear it. Instead you can use MIDI to add some very cool and useful functionality to your rig.
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How to Install a New Tune-o-matic Bridge

July 26, 2013
No matter what style Tune-o-matic your guitar has, it’s important to regularly inspect the bridge for wear. Eventually, you may need to replace it.
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On Bass - Evenness

Don’t Get Mad, Get Even

July 25, 2013
When looking for a bass, the most important question for me isn’t if the instrument sounds great. It’s if it sounds even.
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Marshall Super Lead

When Less Is More

July 21, 2013
A simple, no-frills amplifier like the legendary Marshall Super Lead can be a great, clean-slate platform to build your tonal foundation on.
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Post-1967 Tele Wiring

Factory Telecaster Wirings, Pt. 2

July 19, 2013
Exploring the post-1967 wiring, referred to as the “modern” or “standard” Telecaster wiring that's is still in use today.
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Charlie Christian Pickup

Three’s Company: The Pickup Placement Paradigm

July 18, 2013
Why do guitars have two or three pickups? Why not four, or even six for that matter?
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Ask Amp Man Aug 13

Ask Amp Man: Playing It Cool with a Hot Rod Deluxe

July 16, 2013
Jeff addresses reverb dropouts and volume drops or fluctuations potentially caused by failure of a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe's low-voltage power supply.
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John Bohlinger

30,000 Days

July 16, 2013
If you want to live like there’s no tomorrow, the only sensible course is to make the most of a career in music.
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1953 Fender Telecaster and 1953 Fender Deluxe

July 15, 2013
For many guitarists and collectors, a 1953 “blackguard” Telecaster is considered the Holy Grail of all Teles.
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Duff McKagan

Staff Picks: Exit Music

July 11, 2013
This month Duff McKagan and Jeff Angell of Walking Papers join us in imagining soundtracks to take us into the great beyond.
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Normandy

Normandy Guitars' Promising Pedal Debut

July 10, 2013
The O-CB’s retro-cool aesthetics drew me in, and once I heard the pedal, I was sold.
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iOS, Anyone?

iOS, Anyone?

July 10, 2013
No matter what style of music you make or how you prefer to work, there are apps and accessories for your iPad or other iDevice that will let you capture recordings and work on your music wherever you find yourself.
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Zero Fret

String Nut or Zero Fret?

July 5, 2013
The zero fret takes care of the intonation and, more importantly, establishes the correct and minimal string height.
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Venture

Venture Guitars

July 4, 2013
“We wanted to see more craft and soul come back into the guitar market and wanted to be a part of that,” says Bousley.
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4 Must-Have Base Tones

4 Must-Have Base Tones

July 2, 2013
Pete Thorn details how he can cover a ton of ground with four basic tones by adding the appropriate guitars and effects. What are your must-have base tones?
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National Style 1 Tricone

National Style 1 Tricone

July 1, 2013
Before the electric guitar and amplifier were invented, the only other way to make the sound of a guitar louder was to make the instrument physically bigger, so the resonator was the first version of guitar amplification.
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