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  1. TECH TIPS: Volume Controls Act Like Tone Controls

    By Seymour Duncan Tech Guru Scott Miller On some electric guitars, when you turn down the volume control, the treble response decreases, leaving you with a bassy sound. Some people dig this, but some don’t. If you’re in the latter group, and want to keep your treble intact when turning down the volume control, then this mod is for you...
  2. TECH TIPS: Finishing Touches

    A Fender Custom Shop 1960 Stratocaster® Relic (above) shows the kind of wear typically associated with a nitrocellulose lacquer finish, which this instrument has. Below, close-up of finish checking on a Telecaster Thinline guitar. A guitar’s look is a major part of the statement that guitarists make to the world about themselves. It says you’re cool, or that you’re hot...
  3. The Telecaster Deluxe

    From the Guitarchive over at Fender comes a history lesson on the Telecaster Deluxe: Fender’s third and final late-’60s/early-’70s experiment with redesigned Telecaster models was the Telecaster Deluxe, developed in 1972 and introduced in 1973. Along with its predecessors, the Telecaster Thinline (1968) and the Telecaster Custom (1972), the Deluxe represented Fender’s first forays into the world of humbucking pickups...
  4. TECH TIPS: Guitar Storage

    Cases are king when it comes to storing you guitars. Here are some tips from our friends at Fender: If you have several guitars, it’s worthwhile to know a few basic practical tips about how to store them properly, especially if it’s for a few months or more. The first and most basic rule is to store your guitars in...
  5. TECH TIPS: Flying With Your Guitar

    The American Federation of Musicians is trying to get Congress to change policies regarding trailing with instruments. Hopefully these changes come soon to help protect our precious gear. Until then here are some tips from Acoustic Guitar on protecting your baby. By Kristina Olsen I am standing at the baggage claim, crowded with grumpy travelers pushing for their luggage. The...

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