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October 21, 2009
Pedal addict Peter Stroud shares four of his go-to effects: EH #1 Echo, Janglebox Compression/Sustain, Pigtronix Attack Sustain and Red Witch Pentavocal Tremolo
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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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Recording Session Gear

July 22, 2009
Peter Stroud covers the list of gear he brings to recording sessions.
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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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Tone Tips Q&A: Tackling Noise

April 21, 2009
Peter Stroud answers reader questions on cutting down hum and noise in your rig
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Speakers: The Ultimate “Amp Mod”

March 17, 2009
Why switching speakers can be the tonal upgrade you''re looking for, and how to make sure you end up with what you''re looking for.
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At Your Fingertips

February 16, 2009
The merits of cranking the clean channel and riding the guitar''s volume control for effect
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The Big Audition

January 15, 2009
Advice on getting the big gig
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Tour Rig Geekin' 2008

December 16, 2008
Peter Stroud''s rig for Sheryl Crow''s Australia/New Zealand tour
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The DNC Gig

November 11, 2008
Over the years I’ve played with Sheryl Crow, we’ve done many memorable and meaningful events—VH1’s Save The Music Foundation on the White House lawn with President Clinton and First
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A Day in the (Tour) Life

October 13, 2008
Checking out of hotel in Aarhus, Denmark Photo credit: Lynn Stroud The question I’m asked most often is, “What’s it like on tour? What do you do with your
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Gone Wireless

August 15, 2008
A look at the pros and cons of going wireless.
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Going Deep in the Big Apple

July 10, 2008
One of the biggest benefits of touring is being able to visit various cities and areas where people are immersed in diverse cultural activities and geographic-specific music scenes. The obvious
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On Tour with Sheryl Crow, Acoustic Edition

June 10, 2008
While touring this year, we’ve paid extra close attention to our live acoustic guitar sounds. Sheryl Crow’s latest album, Detours, is heavily driven by acoustic guitar, so our hope
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The B-Rig

May 12, 2008
Peter Stroud''s secondary rig
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Promo Tour Journal, Cont.

March 11, 2008
We’re in the thick of a promotional tour with Sheryl Crow for the release of her new CD, Detours. We do quite a few acoustic performances both for radio
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Promo Tour Journal

January 9, 2008
As soon as Sheryl Crow had completed her latest album, Detours, due to hit the stores and download sites February 5, 2008, we immediately began preparation for promoting the
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Don’t Ditch the CDs Yet

December 11, 2007
Okay, so I’ve got a beef with the whole iTunes download thing – the sound quality sucks. I get the feeling I’m a bit behind the curve in noticing this,
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November 9, 2007
Have you ever heard of this tube? Not many people have, and it’s time to give it a little attention since there are currently great new versions of the
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Sprucing Up that Vintage Amp

October 10, 2007
--> Last month we discussed buying vintage amps on eBay. Here’s a request list you can take to the repair shop, along with your “new” vintage find: Replace the
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