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DIY Guitar? The Pros and Cons of Building Your Own Axe

DIY Guitar? The Pros and Cons of Building Your Own Guitar

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If you’ve ever thought about building your own guitar, start here. We present the advantages and disadvantages of a DIY project—the things to consider before you dive in.

Tech Tip: Muffling Your Drums Part 1

Tech Tip: Muffling Your Drums—Part 1

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Learn how to damp down runaway resonance in your drums and cymbals to improve their sound in the studio and onstage.

Keeping Your Tube Amp Healthy: Part 1

Tech Tip: Keeping Your Tube Amp Healthy—Part 1

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How to get the best performance out of your guitar tube amp and keep it pumping out great sound

Tech Tip: Polarity vs. Phase

Tech Tip: Polarity vs. Phase

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Learn the difference between these two critical concepts that are often confused with each other

Tech Tip: Effects Basics Part 3

Tech Tip: Effects Basics—Part 3

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Adding crunchy goodness to your guitar sound with distortion, overdrive, fuzz and boost effects.

Tip: Muffling Your Drums Part 2

Tech Tip: Muffling Your Drums—Part 2

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How to choose drum heads that dampen excessive ring and overtones in your drum kit

Keeping Your Tube Amp Healthy Part 2

Tech Tip: Keeping Your Tube Amp Healthy—Part 2

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How to troubleshoot preamp and rectifier tube problems and solve other common tube amp concerns

The Care and Feeding of Your Acoustic Guitar

Tech Tip: The Care and Feeding of Your Acoustic Guitar

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Martin experts offer advice on how to keep your acoustic guitar in great condition, maintain playability and correctly install a new set of strings

Tech Tip: Effects Basics Part 4

Tech Tip: Effects Basics—Part 4

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Learn what compressors, limiters, expanders, noise gates and sustain effects do and how to use them to produce better sound onstage and in the studio

Tech Tip: Effects Basics Part 2

Tech Tip: Effects Basics—Part 2

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Learn how tremolo, phase shifters, flangers and chorus effects work and how to use them to give your guitar or bass a signature sound.

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