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January 2009

ARTICLES

Want Reverb? Your Choices Are Plenty

December 17, 2009
Using impulse response/convolution reverbs to help smooth out your sound.
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Going Stereo

Going Stereo

December 16, 2008
A stereo live setup can make mix concerns a thing of the past
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Modern Builder Vault: James A. Olson Guitars

Modern Builder Vault: James A. Olson Guitars

December 16, 2008
A look at James A. Olson''s 30th Anniversary Model
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Pedal Troubleshooting and Maintenance 101, Part 3

December 16, 2008
How to troubleshoot a noisy or troublesome pedal
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Vox Amplifiers: The JMI Years

Vox Amplifiers: The JMI Years

December 16, 2008
Vox aficionado Jim Elyea talks about his journey in producing the most complete reference for JMI-era Vox amps ever made.
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Diagnosing a Distressed Tube Amp

Diagnosing a Distressed Tube Amp

December 16, 2008
A Fender Hot Rod Deluxe is on the fritz, and Jeff has five possible causes to check out
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Vox Heritage Collection AC30H2 Review

Vox Heritage Collection AC30H2 Review

December 16, 2008
Looking for vintage AC30 tone? The AC30H2 is worth a look.
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Roger and Me: A conversation with Roger Mayer

Roger and Me: A conversation with Roger Mayer

December 16, 2008
The man behind the tones of Jimi, Beck, Page and countless other Octavia users talks about the past and future of effects.
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IK Multimedia StompIO-1

IK Multimedia StompIO-1

December 16, 2008
The StompIO-1 is a versatile interface that integrates your gear with your computer
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Robin Trower - Seven Moons Tone

Robin Trower - Seven Moons Tone

December 16, 2008
Robin Trower talks about his recording techniques on his latest, Seven Moons
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1955 Gretsch Silver Jet #16622

1955 Gretsch Silver Jet #16622

December 16, 2008
A look at one of Gretsch''s early solidbody electric offerings
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Engl E 650 Ritchie Blackmore Signature 100-watt Amp Review

Engl E 650 Ritchie Blackmore Signature 100-watt Amp Review

December 16, 2008
Engl''s Ritchie Blackmore Signature combines gain with clarity at an reasonable price.
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Normandy Chrome Archtop Guitar

Normandy Chrome Archtop Guitar

December 16, 2008
The Normandy Chrome Archtop is a solid guitar with a great sound that just happens to be metal.
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Preamp Tubes

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Preamp Tubes

December 16, 2008
Dave Hunter kicks off a two-part primer on tubes with some general history on our glowing glass friends and an in-depth look at preamp tubes.
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Inside Peavey: An Interview With Hartley Peavey

Inside Peavey: An Interview With Hartley Peavey

December 16, 2008
Hartley Peavey discusses Peavey''s history, their new amp custom shop and modeling ventures, and his contemporary Jim Marshall.
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Voyage-Air VAOM-1C Folding Acoustic Guitar Review

Voyage-Air VAOM-1C Folding Acoustic Guitar Review

December 16, 2008
The Voyage-Air is a travel guitar that defies reason with its tone and stability.
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Tour Rig Geekin' 2008

Tour Rig Geekin' 2008

December 16, 2008
Peter Stroud''s rig for Sheryl Crow''s Australia/New Zealand tour
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Guitar of the Month: 1978 Gibson Les Paul Custom

Guitar of the Month: 1978 Gibson Les Paul Custom

December 16, 2008
This well-worn road warrior Gibson Les Paul Custom is a 1978 model, in a rare silverburst finish. Two Tom Anderson humbuckers have been installed, an H3 in the bridge
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Petros Guitars Tunnel #13

Petros Guitars Tunnel #13

December 16, 2008
Southern Pacific Railroad’s Siskiyou Summit Tunnel #13 was built in the 1880s using virgin redwood timbers harvested in Southwestern Oregon. These timbers witnessed the October 11, 1923 hold up
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What to Expect from a Repair Shop

What to Expect from a Repair Shop

December 16, 2008
Repairman and luthier Tim Schroeder gives some inside advice on what you should expect (and what you shouldn''t expect) when choosing a repair shop.
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