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By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
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Born in the USA – Rickenbacker HQ

In Santa Ana, California, there’s a family business which makes guitars and basses with a style and a sound quite unlike any other. Join Lars Mullen as he gets the complete guided tour from Rickenbacker’s CEO More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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25 Ways to Upgrade Your Fender Stratocaster

How can you improve a guitar that’s been described as already close to perfection? Huw Price has 25 ways to make your Fender Strat play and sound better than ever before – and some of them hardly cost a bean… There More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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25 Ways to Upgrade Your Stratocaster – Part 2

We continue with the second helping of tips to fundamentally improve your Fender Stratocaster for the better… 17: Saddles Most of the changes that were instigated at Fender by the CBS management were More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Friday, June 13th, 2014
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Whammy! The Complete Guide to Tremolo

From crude bolt-on devices for archtop guitars of the ’30s to the transposing Steinberger TransTrem of the ’80s, the tremolo has become an indispensable part of what we do. Michael Heatley tracks the story of More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
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The Heritage 80 Series – Back to the Future

Gibson rediscovered its Les Paul Standard mojo with the Heritage 80 series, forerunners of the reissues you see today. Michael Stephens investigates the story of what some believe is a new vintage classic Even More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
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Single Coil Pickups – The Power of One

At the dawn of the electric age one pickup was all you got, but then came the ’50s and ’60s with switching choices aplenty. Is there still a place for a guitar with the bare minimum of electronics, reflecting More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Thursday, February 27th, 2014
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Casting Call – The Great Stratocaster Round Up

It’s the curvy classic that can do it all, depending on the pickups of course. But will a budget model deliver the delicious sounds and slinky feel of a high-end job? Grabbing nine current Strats with prices ranging More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
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Spanish Armada – The Story Of Gibson’s ES-335

Gibson’s ‘Electric Spanish’ range eventually led to one of history’s greatest guitars ever: the ES-335. Michael Stephens discovers how Gibson’s ES-335 melded the best of archtop classicism with the new More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Thursday, January 16th, 2014
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Fender Stratocasters in the 1960s

By the mid-’60s the Strat was seen as a clean, polite guitar, far from the fire-breathing weapon craved by the new generation of blues fans. Before long, though, it would be brought back to the forefront by the More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Thursday, December 5th, 2013
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Fender Telecasters – Hip To Be Square

Though out-flashed by the curvy Strat and Jazzmaster, the plank-bodied Telecaster showed that a simple country boy could have a telling role in the 1960s, the Decade Of Love. Dave Hunter has the story The abiding More...