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The 2014 lineup of workshops includes G.E. Smith, Bill Kirchen, Pete Huttlinger, Larry Campbell, Chris Smither, and of course, Jorma himself.

Pomeroy, OH (September 17, 2013) -- The Fur Peace Ranch Guitar Camp announces their 2014 Schedule or workshops with an amazing array of musicians. Located in the rolling hills of Southeast Ohio The Fur Peace Ranch is a center of musical activity. Workshops with Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady and many, many talents occur through out the year. In 1989, Jorma and Vanessa Kaukonen conceived what Jorma calls "a ranch that grows guitar players." Not a fantasy camp, but a place where both budding and seasoned musicians could immerse themselves and emerge with renewed inspiration and tangible progress in their music. “Focus on the things you love, listen with an open heart, and the music will speak for itself!” says Jorma of their teaching method.

Both a vacation and a learning experience, the workshops provide entertainment and insight. Grab your guitar, bass, inner voice and come join the music!

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For at least a decade, the classic Ampeg SVT was the dominant bass amp for power and tone.

Photo courtesy of ampeg.com

From the giant, hefty beasts of yore to their modern, ultra-portable equivalents, bass amps have come a long way. So, what's next?

Bassists are often quite well-informed about the details of their instruments, down to the finest technical specs. Many of us have had our share of intense discussions about the most minute differences between one instrument and another. (And sometimes those are interrupted by someone saying, "It's all in the fingers.") But right behind our backs, at the end of our output cables, there is a world of tone-shaping that we either simply ignore or just don't want to dive into too deeply. Turning a gear discussion from bass to amp is a perfect way to bring it to an abrupt end.

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