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Fun With Capos

Peter Hodgson
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07.02.2014

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I remember the first time I ever saw a capo. One of my school teachers had one on a twelve-string guitar while she was playing a song at a school assembly. I was probably about 8 years old and already interested in guitar, but there was something about what she was singing and playing which made me associate the capo with wimpy songs played by old ladies (she was probably only 25, really, but to an 8-year-old that was ancient).
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Five PA System Myths Busted!

Craig Anderton
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04.24.2014

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Let’s look at PA systems—where the amount of myth-making can be pretty substantial.
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What the Heck is PLEK?

Ted Drozdowski
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04.17.2014

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New Gibson guitars have a reputation for dialed-in, off-the-shelf playability. To fine-tune and assure that highly desirably quality, Gibson has invested in state-of-the-art fret-dressing PLEK machines. The first two arrived at the Gibson Custom Shop in 2006, but as of this year every instrument built by both Gibson USA and the Custom Shop will benefit from the PLEKing process.
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Take Your Pick: Wacky Guitar Pick Substitutes

Peter Hodgson
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07.21.2012

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Guitarists typically fall into one of two categories: pick or fingers. Oh sure, occasionally players from one camp will dabble in the other, or they might combine both options into one hybrid picking style, or maybe they’ll use both hands on the neck at the same time, Stanley Jordan-style. But as far as guitar goes, pick or fingers are really your only two choices when it comes to sounding the note on the guitar.
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Road Rig Maintenance: 10 Tips to Keep Your Gig Rig Alive and Well

Ted Drozdowski
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07.19.2012

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Sweating the small stuff can help a lot when it comes to being gig-ready, especially in situations where you’ve got to set up your amplifier and pedal board, plug in, and play. Preventative maintenance is the secret – although it shouldn’t be one – to making sure that you look and sound professional every time you and your band get on stage.
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There's More Than One Way To String An Axe

Peter Hodgson
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07.09.2012

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Guitar starts with the string. Woods are important; so is the neck profile, the fretboard radius, the neck joint, the fret finishing and the electronics. But none of that would mean anything without a well-crafted string. The player interacts with the string via their pick and fretting hand, then the string interacts with the pickup by disturbing its magnetic field, and then after the sound has worked its way through an amplifier and speaker, that same energy pushes the string to greater heights of sustain. Here are a few tips to get the most out of your strings, especially if you use a Les Paul-style guitar.
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Don’t Fret It! 10 Things You Should Know About Frets

Ted Drozdowski
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07.05.2012

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It’s easy to take frets for granted. They’re standard equipment on every guitar and don’t have the potential “wow” factor of inlays or wood patterns. No wonder many players pay them little mind – until something goes wrong.
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The Gear and Style of Lenny Kravitz

Michael Leonard
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06.07.2012

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Rocker, funkateer, soul man, balladeer… Lenny Kravitz may be one of music’s chameleons but underpinning it all is a notable talent. Kravitz plays guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, sings, produces, writes and even makes time to be a clothes designer. But what of Kravitz the guitarist and musician?
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Singles Bar: 1-Pickup Gibson Les Pauls

Michael Leonard
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05.11.2012

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Say “Gibson Les Paul” to most guitarists, and they’ll immediately think of two (or even three) pickups – whether they are retro P-90s or roaring humbuckers. But, to some, a single pickup Gibson is the ultimate rockin’ machine. Gibson has been producing single p’up Les Pauls for decades, and the stripped-back, raw appeal remains. Here’s a quick guide to the most lauded Gibson Les Paul “singles”…
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Big Sounds for Little Bucks: Get the Most Out of Your Amps

Ted Drozdowski
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05.03.2012

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Every time one opens the pages of a guitar magazine there’s a bunch of reviews about new monster amps that get great tones under all kinds of conditions. The problem is, these boutique beasties cost a bunch of moola, and for actual working club musicians that’s usually an obstacle. Plus, spending $3Gs on a new amp that’s going to travel in the back of a van with a pile of other gear and get scraped, bumped, dropped and scarred as it zips between vehicle and stage numerous times – or, the horror, gets used as a drink table by the drummer – is impractical.
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