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Twang 101: Bluegrass Goes Electric! - Feb. '19 Ex. 5

Kona burst top.

Taylor Guitars introduces the 50th Anniversary Builder’s Edition 314ce LTD, featuring Urban Ash back and sides, Sitka spruce top, and V-Class bracing for exceptional clarity and sustain.

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The Boss GE-7 graphic equalizer.

Ever think of adding EQ to your signal chain? Here’s a brief but definitive guide on how to get started.

Equalization is a powerful sonic-sculpting tool. Almost immediately after we figured out how to convert the music we hear into electronic waveforms, electronic engineers devised circuits to manipulate those signals by attenuating and accentuating different frequency bands. In recording studios, equalization can subtract bass from a boomy kick drum or add sibilance to a breathy vocal. In sound reinforcement, we can equalize the response of a PA in a room with less than ideal resonances.

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Extreme Rig Rundown with Nuno Bettencourt & Pat Badger
Rig Rundown: Extreme's Nuno Bettencourt & Pat Badger

Guitar legend Nuno Bettencourt crashes his own Rundown to showcase the “Bumblebee” guitar he cooked up to honor Eddie Van Halen, while bassist Pat Badger shares two killer stories about basses that once belonged to members of Van Halen and Aerosmith.

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