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Ultimate Gibson Add-Ons

Michael Leonard
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08.16.2014

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At its most basic, an electric guitar need only be some wood, wire and a single pickup. But there are many ways and mods that can supercharge your sound or just make your Gibson guitar play more efficiently. Here are just a few…
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How to Use Coil Splits

Craig Anderton
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08.08.2014

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A guitar’s pickups and electronics have a huge influence on its basic tone, as well as what it will sound like through effects—so it’s important to choose the right pickup for the right job. Most people feel single-coil pickups have a brighter, thinner sound while humbuckers sound warmer and thicker, but there’s more to the story than that.
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From Zakk to Jimmy Page: A Study in Strap Length

Peter Hodgson
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08.07.2014

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We guitarists reveal ourselves to the world in a lot of different ways. Our note choices, the tones we choose, the notes we avoid, styles we gravitate to. Playing music is a very personal form of communication, unique to every individual, yet it's also a universal language with enough common information to be understood by anyone. And just as with verbal communication, body language is crucial when it comes to guitar. You can tell a lot about a guitarist by how they wear their instrument. And that is the crux of our hypothesis today: that strap length is directly related to personality and musical style. This is merely a hypothesis, one of many possible interpretations of the strapular-guitaristic-personality matrix.
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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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The “Memphis Science” of Volume and Tone Controls

Craig Anderton
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04.04.2014

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The Historic Line from Gibson’s Memphis division not only brings legendary semi-hollowbody guitars to life, but also pays attention to a detail that few, if any, other guitar manufacturers have considered: how to take advantage of inherent differences among level and tone potentiometers (a potentiometer is a type of variable resistor).
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Tuned Coil Tap: Gibson Re-Invents the Pickup Coil Tap

04.03.2014

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Traditional coil taps provide the same effect as reducing the number of windings on a single coil pickup, which gives a thinner sound with less output. While coil taps have their uses, they’re not very common, as most guitarists don’t consider the sound all that desirable.
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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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