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Recently tweed twins have become very prevalent in the guitar playing world with Joe Bonamassa sporting a pair onstage and having Fender build his signature model. Inevitably the debate over low power vs. high power begins. I have never thought about it too much, having owned a couple Victoria low power twins in my day, until I was asked. So I thought I would look it up. Not being a…

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AMPS AMPS AMPS

So you just bought that Custom shop/ Masterbuilt of your dreams, now what? Well the first thing is grab a cable and fire up the amp…hmmm…the amp. Truth is your amp choice is just as important as your guitar choice. And there are a metric s**t ton of them out there. First consideration, what are you going for? A British beast? A headroom pedal platform? Or a high gain…

As most of you know, many old school American and British amps pre 1970 had just one volume. So how did players get great crunch tones? Well the answer is simple, push the volume towards “10”. With a non-master Marshall or many tweed designs there are a couple of ways to increase your gain content. If you have a two channel, four input head or combo, try running a jumper cable…

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The year 1959 stands out in guitar making history as a very special year. It seemed all the major guitar manufacturers( Gibson, Fender, Gretsch, Martin, Magnatone, and many others) provided musicians with an impressive selection of new solid-body electric guitars and added additional options on existing models. With this being the 60th Anniversary of Gibson’s release of the 1959 Les Paul Standard, let us compare the reissue to the original instrument.

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There are a lot of different genres of music in the world. There is a very high chance you won’t like some of them, but a much higher chance that you’ll want to play more than one of them.

If you’re looking to adapt your technique across multiple genres, then look no further!


Rock

Rock is a broad term. There are a lot of examples of what constitutes rock, from Pink Floyd to…