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Distortion Dissection, the Final Exam

April 9, 2008
--> If you’re not careful in constructing your tone, misplaced/misused pedals can kill your sound. Now then, all you steely-eyed guitar killers, what have we learned about our beloved
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Speaking of Distortion...

March 11, 2008
This month we will examine an aspect of distortion that has a substantial amount of control over our sound because it is the last physical component before the signal
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Dissecting Distortion Pt. 3

February 8, 2008
In last month’s column, we looked at images of sound waves with and without distortion. I’d like to examine those photos again for some more analysis. In Figures 1
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Dissecting Distortion Pt. 2

January 9, 2008
Last month we talked about tube distortion and how overdriving a larger signal into a tube can cause it to distort. Keep in mind that these terms are often
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Dissecting Distortion

December 11, 2007
This month let’s take a look at our old friend distortion and his little brother overdrive. The ‘50s saw the beginning of an ongoing attempt to make amps louder
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What’s the Difference?

June 12, 2007
I hope you are thinking about your rig and how you are using it.
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A New Year To Think

March 19, 2007
First of all, in the spirit of the new year, I’d like you to think about the way you think about things. No, really … think!
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