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July 2011

ARTICLES

Acoustic Adventures: The E-Minus Effect

Acoustic Adventures: The E-Minus Effect

June 14, 2011
Using partial capos and a full arrangement of Fur Elise.
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Beware the Guitar

Beware the Guitar

June 14, 2011
What part of the human consciousness created this instrument, this wizard’s wand, this hypnotic tool? And, more importantly, why?
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Wampler Pedals Leviathan Pedal Review

Wampler Pedals Leviathan Pedal Review

June 14, 2011
Wampler’s way to a more unique fuzz took a more aggressive route, one inspired by the sounds of players like the Smashing Pumpkin’s Billy Corgan
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My Morning Jacket: Gymnasium Americana

My Morning Jacket: Gymnasium Americana

June 14, 2011
Jim James and Carl Broemel of the Grammy-nominated My Morning Jacket talk about their treasured tape echo units, the musical magic that happens when you jettison logic, and how tracking live in an old gym helped them create their own universe on "Circuital".
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CD Review: Matt Schofield - "Anything But Time"

CD Review: Matt Schofield - "Anything But Time"

June 14, 2011
On the majority of these 10 tracks, which are mostly co-written originals, Schofield uses just a touch less grit than most blues players rely on these days.
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Ivan Julian: Spleen On His Sleeve

Ivan Julian: Spleen On His Sleeve

June 14, 2011
Punk veteran Ivan Julian—formerly of Richard Hell & the Voidoids—fesses up about how bassoons, glued-together vintage Strats, Electro-Voice SRO speakers, and acoustic strings on electric guitars led to the magic on his new album, "The Naked Flame".
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Bogner Barcelona Amp Review

Bogner Barcelona Amp Review

June 14, 2011
While the Barcelona is built principally for a crystal-clean headroom, Bogner also threw in a Gain control for added versatility.
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Rhythm & Grooves

Rhythm & Grooves: Sparkle Voicings

June 14, 2011
Here’s a cool trick for playing “impossible” chord voicings.
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Fret-King Super-Matic Guitar Review

Fret-King Super-Matic Guitar Review

June 14, 2011
In terms of ease of use and versatility, the Super-Matic may be the most elegant and practical stab at a self-tuning system yet.
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Michael Dunn Guitars

Michael Dunn Guitars

June 14, 2011
Canadian luthier Michael Dunn has spent most of his life experimenting with interior resonators.
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Adjusting Stratocaster Pickup Height, Pt. 2

Adjusting Stratocaster Pickup Height, Pt. 2

June 14, 2011
Finding the height at which each pickup sounds best by itself.
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Epiphone Limited Edition Riviera Custom P93

Epiphone Limited Edition Riviera Custom P93

June 14, 2011
A triple-P-90 steal with some minor work needed
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Shred Your Enthusiasm: The Super-Hendrix Scale

Shred Your Enthusiasm: The Super-Hendrix Scale

June 14, 2011
The reason that this scale is so groundbreaking to me is that it gives me something unique to do over the V chord in a blues progression.
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Happy Accidents

Happy Accidents

June 14, 2011
If you accidentally capture a track from a mic that was set up in the middle of nowhere, who cares?
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Making a Case for Attorney Rock

Making a Case for Attorney Rock

June 14, 2011
When lawyers, CEOs, doctors, and other big-money professionals pick up a guitar, people tend to wince.
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Genz Benz Streamliner 900 Bass Amp Review

Genz Benz Streamliner 900 Bass Amp Review

June 14, 2011
The Streamliner holds true to its name with a simple, user-friendly control configuration and an all-tube, class-A preamp section.
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Replacing the Bridge on a '74 Gibson Flattop

Replacing the Bridge on a '74 Gibson Flattop

June 14, 2011
As I was examining the guitar, my eyes were drawn to six black bridge pins protruding from its wafer-thin rosewood bridge and strings that were sloping over a rickety, bottomed-out plastic saddle.
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Dallas in Springtime

Dallas in Springtime

June 14, 2011
What is it like to be a dealer at a guitar show?
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Ode to Gear

Ode to Gear

June 14, 2011
Whether you’re a bedroom player on a limited budget or touring the world in a major band, we’re all in the same boat: We love gear. It makes us happy.
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Pignose G40V Amp Mods

Pignose G40V Amp Mods

June 14, 2011
If you wish to use a line out simply to send a signal to the power section of another larger head or power amp, then a very basic line out will do the job.
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