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August 2009

ARTICLES

5 Producers You Should Listen To

5 Producers You Should Listen To

July 22, 2009
We talk with five producers who''ve done everything from metal and country to soul and blues about producing guitar-driven hits.
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Television: the True Final Frontier

Television: the True Final Frontier

July 22, 2009
Some tips for playing on TV, so that you''ll be ready when your big break comes.
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Grosh ElectraJet Standard Review

Grosh ElectraJet Standard Review

July 22, 2009
Does the Grosh ElectraJet Standard live up to the fully custom-built legacy of its predecessors? We review it to find out.
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Punchy Legato

Punchy Legato

July 22, 2009
A hybrid texture of legato and staccato playing
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Tube Amp Troubleshooting 101

Tube Amp Troubleshooting 101

July 22, 2009
Diagnosing a dead Blues Junior with universal troubleshooting tips
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Lehle Sunday Driver, D. Loop, SGoS and 3at1 SGoS Review

Lehle Sunday Driver, D. Loop, SGoS and 3at1 SGoS Review

July 22, 2009
We review German manufacturer Lehle''s newest switching boxes, and discover just how versatile they can be.
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Hip Kitty Kitty Box Review

Hip Kitty Kitty Box Review

July 22, 2009
The hand-wired, 50-watt Kitty Box is like a blend of Fender Bassman, Marshall and Mesa Boogie. It''s tones are just as diverse.
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1933 National Duolian Resonator, Part 2

1933 National Duolian Resonator, Part 2

July 22, 2009
John continues his restoration of a 1933 National Duolian Resonator by finishing up on the headstock and repairing the fretboard.
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(Acoustic) Size Matters

(Acoustic) Size Matters

July 22, 2009
When it comes to acoustic guitars, there are quite different virtues to both small and large bodies.
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Live and Let DI

Live and Let DI

July 22, 2009
Steve shows us why options are such a good thing when figuring out your bass sound while playing live.
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Cigar Box Nation: The Modern Cult of the Cigar Box Guitar

Cigar Box Nation: The Modern Cult of the Cigar Box Guitar

July 22, 2009
Bob Cianci takes us on an investigation into the culture surrounding the guitar in its most stripped-down, primal form - the homemade cigar box guitar.
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CP Thornton Guitars Professional Acoustic Review

CP Thornton Guitars Professional Acoustic Review

July 22, 2009
Our review of the semi-hollow Professional Acoustic from CP Thornton Guitars reveals myriad reasons to be impressed.
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Fret-King Green Label Corona 60 HB Review

Fret-King Green Label Corona 60 HB Review

July 22, 2009
The Fret-King Corona 60 HB takes the vintage Strat mold and makes all the necessary improvements
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Recording Session Gear

Recording Session Gear

July 22, 2009
Peter Stroud covers the list of gear he brings to recording sessions.
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Tom Holmes THC

Tom Holmes THC

July 22, 2009
Tom Holmes built guitars for Bo Diddley, Lenny Breau, Billy Gibbons, Albert King and many others. For the last twenty years he has become a legend for jewel-like PAF-style humbucking
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Baldwin Model C1 Amplifier

Baldwin Model C1 Amplifier

July 22, 2009
Zachary sheds some light on the history of Baldwin amplifiers, and specifically the Bladwin Professional, or Model C1.
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1958 Rickenbacker 330

1958 Rickenbacker 330

July 22, 2009
A quick overview of Rickenbacker''s history and the model 330 from Dave''s Guitar Shop.
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Magnetic Circuits

Magnetic Circuits

July 22, 2009
Ever wonder how a speaker works, or what different magnet types do? Kurt lays out the differences.
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Lock, Stock and Roll: Strap Lock Roundup

Lock, Stock and Roll: Strap Lock Roundup

July 22, 2009
To help keep that prized guitar safe from drops and accidents, we review a number of strap locks and locking straps.
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Pheo Guitars

Pheo Guitars

July 22, 2009
Phil Sylvester is a visual artist, and guitar gear is his medium. Check out his bizarre and beautiful creations.
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