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February 2010

ARTICLES

"City Blue," An Original Fingerstyle Arrangement

"City Blue," An Original Fingerstyle Arrangement

January 28, 2010
Learn how to use implied harmony, syncopations, chord voicings, chord textures, tritones and more in your arrangements, plus a full, original arrangement from Bill Piburn.
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To Boldly Go...(Where No Guitar Has Gone Before)

To Boldly Go...(Where No Guitar Has Gone Before)

January 14, 2010
Looking beyond the more common alternative materials to see what the future might hold.
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The Psychology of Tone

The Psychology of Tone

January 14, 2010
Is there a true holy-grail of tone out there, or is it all in our heads?
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So, What Would Kevin Do (Part 2)

January 14, 2010
Kevin discusses his outlook on purchasing as bass player
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The Blender Stratocaster

The Blender Stratocaster

January 14, 2010
How to set up your Strat so that you can blend all of the pickups using just the volume knob
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Quidley 22 Amp Review

Quidley 22 Amp Review

January 14, 2010
The Quidley 22 packs a lot of features in a low-wattage amp.
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Get To Know Your Bass Amp, Part 2

January 14, 2010
More steps to become acquainted with your bass amp: improving your cables, balancing your levels, and backing off the EQ.
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Manic Compression?

January 14, 2010
A review of compression
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Partial-Capo Roundup

Partial-Capo Roundup

January 14, 2010
Fixed, adjustable and “special” partial capos—which one suits your needs?
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Look Ma, I’m at MSG!

January 14, 2010
Jared Scharff plays Madison Square Garden - here''s what it was like.
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Gibson ES-350 Tenor Guitar #A-5824

Gibson ES-350 Tenor Guitar #A-5824

January 14, 2010
Gibson''s ES350 Tenor Guitar was built for transitioning banjo players to guitar
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Dean Guitars Buddy Blaze ML Electric Guitar Review

Dean Guitars Buddy Blaze ML Electric Guitar Review

January 14, 2010
Dean recreates the Buddy Blaze-altered ML Dimebag Darrell made famous.
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The Match Game: Fun With Upper Structure Triads

The Match Game: Fun With Upper Structure Triads

January 14, 2010
Triads that are contained in 7th chords, with or without extensions or tension added.
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Displaced Accents and Polyrhythms

Displaced Accents and Polyrhythms

January 14, 2010
Greg Howe shares a method to help in improvisation
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PRS 30 Amp Review

PRS 30 Amp Review

January 14, 2010
The PRS 30 has a classic English EL84 sound that has many applications.
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1984 B.C. Rich Mockingbird

1984 B.C. Rich Mockingbird

January 14, 2010
A rad B.C. Rich from the eighties
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CAN YOU TURN THAT THING DOWN?

CAN YOU TURN THAT THING DOWN?

January 14, 2010
Getting great Fender Twin Reverb tone at volumes that won''t kill your ears
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A Tubular Sounding 1966 Gibson ES 335TD

A Tubular Sounding 1966 Gibson ES 335TD

January 14, 2010
A great looking 1966 ES 335TD needs a little help with its sound.
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10 Steps to Gear Bliss

January 14, 2010
How to get the gear you want while maintaining a happy marriage.
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SkinPimp MKIII Pedal Review

SkinPimp MKIII Pedal Review

January 14, 2010
Skinpimp''s MKIII is a stellar recreation of vintage fuzz tones.
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