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Tech Tip: Setting Up Your Solidbody Electric Guitar, Part I

Tech Tip: Setting Up Your Solidbody Electric Guitar, Part I

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By Dr. Spot

So you've picked up a decent axe off a buddy for a great price. It looks cool and sounds cool, and when your buddy played it last Halloween it sounded GREAT. But when you get it home it doesn't quite fit you like a glove. If you have a few simple tools available and can overcome your fear of screwing something up, you can probably get it playing more comfortably without resorting to a professional repair guy.

PRS DGT David Grissom Electric Guitar

PRS DGT David Grissom Signature: Lavishly Made and Built for Multifaceted Tone Production

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Respected session and touring guitarist David Grissom and Paul Reed Smith Guitars have enjoyed a decades-long relationship, the DGT being a beautiful outcome of that partnership. Over the years Grissom’s perspectives as a seasoned pro have served as an important influence on the development of PRS instruments.

Not So Fast: Britain Did NOT Decriminalize Online Piracy

Not So Fast: Britain Did NOT Decriminalize Online Piracy

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A recent post claiming that the UK has essentially thrown up its hands in the face of illegal downloading appears to have got the facts wrong. The story, which has been getting a lot of attention across the Internet, suggests that instead of prosecuting illegal downloaders and file-sharers, they will be sent four warning letters and then if they persist…nothing happens.

Tech Tip: What’s the Difference Between Overdrive and Distortion Effects Pedals?

Tech Tip: What’s the Difference Between Overdrive and Distortion Effects Pedals?

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Learn how they differ and what you need to get great guitar tone

From Hillbillies to Hipsters: The Brave New World of the Banjo

From Hillbillies to Hipsters: The Brave New World of the Banjo

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Turn on the radio in any major city. Start rolling through the stations, and notice where you hear the distinct sounds of the banjo. The first instance will probably be on a contemporary country station—maybe a Keith Urban song or the hook in Eric Pasley’s “Friday Night.” Next, you may hear picking on the oldies or classic rock station, an Eagles song or some Neil Young. What may surprise you is hearing the banjo on contemporary pop, and even college or alternative rock stations. From Mumford and Sons to Bon Iver, the banjo is popping up in new and unusual places.

Who Fans: Help the Band Celebrate 50 Years with Your Rare Memorabilia

Who Fans: Help the Band Celebrate 50 Years with Your Rare Memorabilia

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The Who in Chicago, 1967. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Jim Summaria

Share your rarities with The Who and you could receive upcoming tour VIP tickets and credit on planned special-edition releases

This Week in Music History: August 4

Wonder Struck & Signed…Crosby Caged…Pearl Jam Silenced

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The Events That Rocked Music—The Week of August 4

Band of the Month: Goldsboro

Band of the Month: Goldsboro

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Goldsboro: Recharging the Power Trio Tradition

Audio Interface Buying Guide

Audio Interface Buying Guide

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How to choose the right interface to match your computer, recording needs, and budget

Tech Tip: What is the “B.B. Box”?

Tech Tip: What is the “B.B. Box”?

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The so-called “B.B. Box” is a group of five notes connected to the first and second position minor pentatonic scales that was made famous by guess who…B. B. King. It’s sort of a "hot spot" in the scales that can be used to play entire blues leads. Many great blues players focus their lead lines around this box.

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