Dayton, OH (July 15, 2009) -- Staco Energy recently teamed up with evolving supplier of vintage guitar amplifiers, Mojave Ampworks, to create the Dirty Boy amp. The Dirty Boy is the

Dayton, OH (July 15, 2009) -- Staco Energy recently teamed up with evolving supplier of vintage guitar amplifiers, Mojave Ampworks, to create the Dirty Boy amp. The Dirty Boy is the first amplifier at Mojave with a voltage regulator from Staco.  

Staco Energy is known for manufacturing voltage control, VAR compensation, and power supplies and solutions. In its more than seventy years of research, the company has developed features and proprietary processes that provide longer lasting and more reliable amplifier products. Victor Mason, Mojave Sales and Operations Director says Staco builds superior products, including high quality knobs and a lighter, smaller transformer that has excellent accuracy and is compact in size. The Dirty Boy amp features 100 watts and will be available for shipping this summer.

For more information, visit stacoenergy.com or mojaveampworks.com

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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