Nordstrand Pickups Releases the Shush Puppy Pickups

The Shush Puppy is the culmination of over 6 years of R&D combined with a desire to provide players with an uncompromising single coil tone without the noise.

Redlands, CA (January 18, 2013) – Presenting the new flagship model of the Nordstrand Pickups product line. The Shush Puppy is the culmination of over 6 years of R&D combined with a desire to provide players with an uncompromising single coil tone without the noise. The Shush Puppy truly delivers pure single coil tone with zero single coil hum.

This all new pickup features:
• Lush and detailed single coil tone
• Noiseless hum-cancelling design
• Unique eye catching appearance
• Direct replacement size
• Optimized for 250k pots
• Alnico magnets

Extensively designed, tested and built in the Nordstrand custom shop in Redlands, California, these pickups are available now at select dealers. Suggested retail price is $119 each.

For more information:
www.nordstrandpickups.com

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Hello and welcome back to Mod Garage. This month we’ll continue with our relic’ing project, taking a closer look at the front side of the neck and treating the fretboard and the headstock. We’ll work on the front side of the headstock in the next part, but first we must prepare it.

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Beginner

• Understand how to map out the neck in seven positions.
• Learn to combine legato and picking to create long phrases.
• Develop a smooth attack—even at high speeds.

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Knowing how to function in different keys is crucial to improvising in any context. One path to fretboard mastery is learning how to move through positions across the neck. Even something as simple as a three-note-per-string major scale can offer loads of options when it’s time to step up and rip. I’m going to outline seven technical sequences, each one focusing on a position of a diatonic major scale. This should provide a fun workout for the fingers and hopefully inspire a few licks of your own.
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