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Defy the laws of physics by following Bryan Clark's tips for generating fresh and articulate sounds with reverb plug-ins.

Welcome back to another Dojo. Last month, I shed light on the benefits of room recording and using the natural reverb of given spaces. This time I'll briefly explain reverb's four main parameters in layman's terms (it's actually a very deep and complex subject), and, by tweaking those parameters, how to make new, interesting, and physically impossible spaces for use in your recordings.

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Why I Built This: Cowbrand Design’s Michael King

Cowbrand Design’s Michael King on how retro space-age aesthetics, motorcycle maintenance, and Chicago-built blues guitars inform his unique takes on the 6-string.

Guitar store staff have better things to do than clean your instrument, so a well-loved but unsoiled 6-string like this is going to command a higher trade-in value than one that comes in covered in years of residue.

Believe it or not, you can boost the value of your instrument by making everyone's life a little easier … and cleaner!

There's an overwhelming amount of activity in the guitar market these days, and the sheer amount of demand has left some manufacturers struggling to keep up. But rather than wait around for stores to re-stock, more and more customers are shopping for used and vintage guitars. You might wonder, where do all those used guitars come from?

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