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January 2010

ARTICLES

Combining Techniques

Combining Techniques

December 21, 2010
Creating new licks and sequences using string skipping, barring, and hammer-ons from nowhere.
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The Mighty Baritone Guitar

The Mighty Baritone Guitar

December 21, 2010
The baritone electric is a unique, quirky instrument that can go where regular guitars can’t.
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Playing With Blocks

Playing With Blocks

December 21, 2010
Let’s examine several important elements of a block-chord technique used by Wes Montgomery
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Hagstrom Swede Electric Guitar Review

Hagstrom Swede Electric Guitar Review

December 17, 2009
The Hagstrom Swede inspires everything from punk to jazz with tons of tones built in at a great price.
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BC Audio Amplifier No. 7 Review

BC Audio Amplifier No. 7 Review

December 17, 2009
Simple setup, wild rocking tones and impeccable build quality are the trademarks of the BC Audio Amplifier No. 7
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Fender '57 Champ Amp Review

Fender '57 Champ Amp Review

December 17, 2009
Fender''s ''57 Champ reissue is five snarling watts based on the 5F1 circuit
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Taylor Baritone 8-String Acoustic Guitar Review

Taylor Baritone 8-String Acoustic Guitar Review

December 17, 2009
Taylor grows up and takes risks with the new Baritone 8-String acoustic. The result is one of 2010''s early must-haves.
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Double Your Pleasure With These Two Doublenecks

Double Your Pleasure With These Two Doublenecks

December 17, 2009
A 1964 Mosrite Ventures Series Mark XVIII, No. 105 and a 1977 Rickenbacker 362/12
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Today’s Acoustics: Tradition vs. Alternative Woods

Today’s Acoustics: Tradition vs. Alternative Woods

December 17, 2009
Tradition, renaming alternative tonewoods and where all of that Brazilian keeps popping up from.
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Media Preview January '10

Media Preview January '10

December 17, 2009
BOOKS: Led Zeppelin: Good Times Bad Times: A Visual Biography of the Ultimate Band & The Les Paul Guitar Book DVDs: Secret Policeman’s Balls: The Secret Policeman Rocks!, Guitar Setup and Maintenance & More Guitar Setup and Basic Modifications
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Thorn Custom Guitars

Thorn Custom Guitars

December 17, 2009
A look at Ron Thorn''s custom offerings.
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William "Grit" Laskin: A Luthier of the Highest Order

William "Grit" Laskin: A Luthier of the Highest Order

December 17, 2009
Highly acclaimed luthier Grit Laskin talks about his craft and shows us some of his stunning inlay
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Those Daring Young Men and Their Doubleneck Guitars: A Brief History of Multi-Neck Players

Those Daring Young Men and Their Doubleneck Guitars: A Brief History of Multi-Neck Players

December 17, 2009
From the early pioneers like Joe Maphis and Grady Martin to today''s lesser-known players (and of course, the big names in between).
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Situational Awareness: Does it Work Onstage?

December 17, 2009
What is situational awareness, and how can you use it to help a gig go smoother?
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1917 'The Gibson' Harp Guitar, Style U

1917 'The Gibson' Harp Guitar, Style U

December 17, 2009
An early 20th Century harp guitar represents an ancestor of the modern doubleneck
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Things You Gotta Do to Land the Saturday Night Live Gig

December 17, 2009
Connections, preparedness and confidence lead to the gig of a lifetime.
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The Pickup Story, Part III: The Road to the Humbucker

December 17, 2009
Setting the record straight about how and when hum-canceling pickups turned up
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Two Letters about … Well, Twins!

December 17, 2009
Two Fender Twin Reverb owners pose questions about their speakers
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Fender Bassman TV Fifteen Combo Amp Review

Fender Bassman TV Fifteen Combo Amp Review

December 17, 2009
Fender releases the Bassman with a twist - this one sounds good with bass.
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Hottie 454 Electric Guitar Review

Hottie 454 Electric Guitar Review

December 17, 2009
Hottie joins the guitar game with a muscle-car-inspired retro rocker.
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