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How to Adjust Humbucker Height for Improved Tone

Ted Drozdowski
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08.26.2015

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Want a more controlled tone, more note clarity and other improvements? Consider adjusting the height of your guitar’s humbuckers.
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Gibson Les Paul Studio Monitor Reviews Come in

Peter Hodgson
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08.07.2015

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The Gibson Les Paul Studio Monitors unveiled in January are now finding their way into the listening rooms of reviewers around the world.
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One Popular Cure for an Amp that’s too Powerful

Dave Hunter
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05.18.2015

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Attenuators have been around for some time, but they have become more popular in recent years, due either to the fact that they have become better and more reliable, or to the trend for lower stage and studio volumes (probably some confluence of the two
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KRK’s Room Correction Technology

Ted Drozdowski
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05.07.2015

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How KRK Systems’ ERGO room correction technology can turn any home studio into an ideal mixing space.
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Tuned Coil Tap: Gibson Re-Invents the Pickup Coil Tap

04.10.2015

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Traditional coil taps provide the same effect as reducing the number of windings on a single coil pickup, which gives a thinner sound with less output. While coil taps have their uses, they’re not very common, as most guitarists don’t consider the sound all that desirable.
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The “Memphis Science” of Volume and Tone Controls

Craig Anderton
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03.06.2015

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The Historic Line from Gibson’s Memphis division not only brings legendary semi-hollowbody guitars to life, but also pays attention to a detail that few, if any, other guitar manufacturers have considered: how to take advantage of inherent differences among level and tone potentiometers (a potentiometer is a type of variable resistor).
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How Gibson G FORCE™ Automatic Tuning Works

Craig Anderton
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11.26.2014

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While most people are aware of Gibson’s automatic tuning technology, not everyone knows how it works—so here’s the inside story.
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Ultimate Gibson Add-Ons

Michael Leonard
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08.16.2014

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At its most basic, an electric guitar need only be some wood, wire and a single pickup. But there are many ways and mods that can supercharge your sound or just make your Gibson guitar play more efficiently. Here are just a few…
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How to Use Coil Splits

Craig Anderton
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08.08.2014

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A guitar’s pickups and electronics have a huge influence on its basic tone, as well as what it will sound like through effects—so it’s important to choose the right pickup for the right job. Most people feel single-coil pickups have a brighter, thinner sound while humbuckers sound warmer and thicker, but there’s more to the story than that.
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From Zakk to Jimmy Page: A Study in Strap Length

Peter Hodgson
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08.07.2014

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We guitarists reveal ourselves to the world in a lot of different ways. Our note choices, the tones we choose, the notes we avoid, styles we gravitate to. Playing music is a very personal form of communication, unique to every individual, yet it's also a universal language with enough common information to be understood by anyone. And just as with verbal communication, body language is crucial when it comes to guitar. You can tell a lot about a guitarist by how they wear their instrument. And that is the crux of our hypothesis today: that strap length is directly related to personality and musical style. This is merely a hypothesis, one of many possible interpretations of the strapular-guitaristic-personality matrix.
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