Which Fender amp would pair with this breezy ’65 Gibson ES-125CD?

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With a few simple tweaks, you can get any classic Fender amp to cooperate with whatever guitar you like.

I find endless fascination in experimenting with different combinations of guitars and amps. Many of you may also have made surprising discoveries with certain amps and guitars as “killer” combinations. In this column, we’ll delve into the reasons behind these magical pairings, and discuss how you can modify your amp to achieve the elusive tone that lingers in your mind day and night. While having a variety of amps at your disposal is one solution, it’s undeniably an expensive and impractical one. Fortunately, knowledge is a more accessible asset. In my previous column, I explored speaker cabinets that can expand the versatility of your amp. I recommend giving it a read, as it closely ties into this topic.

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A second look at the considerations that go into combining pickups from different manufacturers in one guitar.

Hello and welcome back to Mod Garage. In last month’s column, I introduced the potential issues you’ll face when combining pickups from different manufacturers, which comes down to understanding polarity and phase. Start there if you haven’t, because we’re about to get into the details of how to assess and understand these important facets of every pickup.
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Three Must-Try Guitar Wiring Mods

Tell us about your coolest guitar, bass, amp, or pedal mods! We’ll be featuring the results of some of our readers’ DIY mod projects in an upcoming issue, and there’s no time like the present for you to tell us your mod story and send pictures!

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