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Road Test: Gibson Midtown Standard

Ted Drozdowski
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04.05.2016

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The Gibson Midtown Standard incorporates modern and classic design to create a timeless, lightweight and highly playable guitar that’s perfect for all genres — and easy to love!
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Rag-Time: How to Clean Your Guitar for Better Tone

Ellen Barnes
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04.04.2016

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The best — and least expensive — way to improve your guitar’s appearance, as well as its tone, is to administer a thorough cleaning. But there are a few guidelines that need to be followed when tackling the dirt, grease, perspiration and smoke that may have accumulated on your guitar, either from regular use or neglect; otherwise you risk permanently damaging the quality and resonance of your instrument. Whether it’s an acoustic or an electric that you’re aiming to clean, these tips still apply. If you have a vintage guitar, you’ll need to take special considerations, as explained in a note below.
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What’s your Favorite SG Pickguard?

Peter Hodgson
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03.31.2016

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There are three main SG pickguard types, and a few variations. Which is the most ‘you?’
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What’s the Ideal Guitar Amp for Modeling-Based Multieffects?

Craig Anderton
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03.22.2016

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The Cerwin-Vega P-Series is a great example of a personal PA series that’s uniquely well-suited to being guitar amps.
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Trouble with Treble? Let It Bleed

Craig Anderton
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03.17.2016

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Treble bleed does its magic thanks to an electronic component called a capacitor, which can pass high frequencies while rejecting low frequencies. With a tone control, the capacitor shunts high frequencies away from your guitar’s output, which creates a bassier sound.
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Have You Seen The New Gibson Custom Lineup?

Daniel Eriksson
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03.15.2016

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The 2016 Gibson Custom lineup is here! Check out our Standard Historic, True Historic, and Modern Era guitars!
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Making the Connection: Designing a Better Jack

Craig Anderton
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03.08.2016

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A jack’s most important job is to make a reliable contact with the plug. In telephone systems, once you plugged in to a jack, the cord just stayed there. But unless your idea of stage presence is standing still, you’re moving around—and hopefully, the cord will move with you.
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Collector’s Choice™ Signature Models and True Historics: How the Custom Shop Procures Wood and Materials

Russell Hall
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03.03.2016

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To say Gibson’s Custom Shop spares no effort or expense with regard to its reissues program is an understatement. Whether it’s a Collector’s Choice™ guitar, a Signature model, or a True Historic, authenticity is the driving force behind the replication of the instrument at-hand.
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What are Custom Shop Badges?

03.03.2016

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Each Gibson Custom Shop guitar that passes through final assembly and inspection is fitted with a die cast badge, signifying it as an authentic Gibson Custom guitar that has met our high standards of craft.
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Gibsons for Goth

Peter Hodgson
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03.01.2016

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Are you into the darker, moodier side of rock? Here are some Gibsons for you.
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