January

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A Homemade “Third Hand”

December 18, 2020
While on a Gibson factory tour, I learned I could easily make my own DIY humbucker installation tool out of materials lying around my shop.
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Recording Dojo: Get Fuzzy! Tips for Doubling Down on Dirt

December 17, 2020
Things can get tricky when distortion pedals and DAWs meet. Here's how to show your stomps who’s boss.
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Truss Rod DIY

DIY: How to Adjust a Truss Rod

December 15, 2020
Is neck bowing making your favorite instrument harder to play with each passing season? This comprehensive video shows how to easily get it just right on all your acoustic, electric, and bass guitars.
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A ’60s Solidbody That Would Make Sergio Leone Smile

December 14, 2020
This fistful of Eko hails from the land of spaghetti westerns.
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Last Call: And the Band Played On

December 13, 2020
Behind the scenes at the CMT Music Awards in the time of COVID.
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Tripping the Heavy Fantastic with a Hot Rod Deluxe

December 8, 2020
With Public Enemy, guitarist Khari Wynn uses a Marshall, but a humble Fender workhorse helps carry his own transcendent compositions.
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Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: Rescuing a Yard-Sale Gibson SG Special

December 7, 2020
This scarred 2001 keeper is low on ROI but high on playability and tone.
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Does a Solidbody Bass' Unplugged Tone Matter?

December 4, 2020
The old adage says not to judge a book by its cover—so why do we do it so much with instruments?
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The Problem with Gear Reviews

December 1, 2020
Why you oughta be skeptical when reading or watching critiques of pedals.
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Does Factory Fresh Mean Ready to Play?

November 29, 2020
Top techs share their tips, tweaks, and onstage product development for brand-spankin’-new guitars.
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The COVID Files: Inside the Mod Garage Shop During Lockdown

November 27, 2020
Dirk Wacker shares what the last six months have been like for him and his guitar-tech business in Germany.
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The Earth Isn’t Flat, and Neither Is Your Fretboard

November 26, 2020
How—and why—acoustic guitar builders create predictable, controllably stable necks.
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1961 Supro Vintage Vault

A ’61 Supro That’s Super for Slide

November 22, 2020
This original archtop Coronado’s Vistatone pickups speak the language of Ry Cooder and other tone hounds.
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Recording Dojo: What's a High-Pass Filter & How Should You Use It?

November 20, 2020
Here's how to clean up low-end mud and add definition to mixes.
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Meet Murph, My Surf-Rock Friend

November 16, 2020
SoCal in the ’60s was a hotbed of guitar building, but it wasn’t just the big guys equipping aspiring rock stars.
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The Saga of the Linda Ronstadt Deluxe

November 15, 2020
How a not-so-special silver-panel amp was transformed into solid gold.
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Last Call: Evolution

November 12, 2020
Much like birds, we are constantly developing our own musical voices.
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Logo Advice from a Living Legend

November 8, 2020
For starters, says Hamer Guitars cofounder Jol Dantzig, avoid stock typeface at all costs.
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I’m Just Glad I’ve Got My Damn Guitars

November 6, 2020
Eight months/a decade into COVID-19, are we self-aware enough for our own good?
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