How To Strengthen A Truss Rod from Stew Mac Stew Mac''s Trade Secrets Newsletter is a great place for gear knowledge. Here''s the most recent newsletter -- it shows you

How To Strengthen A Truss Rod

from Stew Mac


Stew Mac''s Trade Secrets Newsletter is a great place for gear knowledge. Here''s the most recent newsletter -- it shows you how to strengthen the hollow tube truss rod in a 70''s era Martin.

New Trem System For Strat

from Strat-O-Blogster


Super-Vee''s Stratocaster Vibrato System is similar to the classic Floyd-Rose design with a few distinctive differences. Check out this blogger''s take on the trem along with a video from Super-Vee.

Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young movie

from The New York Times


The war in Iraq is the backdrop as the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young "Freedom of Speech Tour" crisscrosses North America. Echoes of Vietnam-era anti-war sentiment abound as the band connects with today''s audiences in street interviews. Here are reviews of the documentary from The New York Times and The Mercury News.
Rig Rundown: Adam Shoenfeld

Whether in the studio or on his solo gigs, the Nashville session-guitar star holds a lotta cards, with guitars and amps for everything he’s dealt.

Adam Shoenfeld has helped shape the tone of modern country guitar. How? Well, the Nashville-based session star, producer, and frontman has played on hundreds of albums and 45 No. 1 country hits, starting with Jason Aldean’s “Hicktown,” since 2005. Plus, he’s found time for several bands of his own as well as the first studio album under his own name, All the Birds Sing, which drops January 28.

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Diatonic sequences are powerful tools. Here’s how to use them wisely.

Advanced

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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