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    New tech: 3rd Power MagFrag pickups

    The pickup can't function if it's inverted. It's like this: ...... NNN SSS ......
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    New tech: 3rd Power MagFrag pickups

    Sort of. In the case of the Duncan 5/2 or a 5/4/2 the gauss and reluctance definitely produce a different result under their respective strings. But in a humbucker for example, if you're one of those hobbyists who has done magnet swaps, you know that A2 sounds different from A5 in the same...
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    New tech: 3rd Power MagFrag pickups

    It's a complicated situation. Alnicos will degauss one another based on their proximity, their dimensions, but in conjunction with what the return path looks like. To give you an example of the dimensional issues, Alnicos are supposed to be 5x as long as they are wide, to safely maintain a full...
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    Precision Scatter Wound Pickups?

    To make use of it, you'd have to know the magic recipes of course. Simple randomizing will accomplish something but in general each pickup maker has an idea of when they want to do what as the coil is filling up. To be effective you would also want to have control over the tension, not just the...
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    Tone King Amplifiers - Big change!

    Well, sort of. An Imperial MKII built this month is the same as it ever was, really. Highly skilled amp makers made them up at PBG, now highly skilled amp builders make them at Boutique. They ARE cool. But yes mrwhipple is correct, Grover Jackson makes those, and does a fine job at that.
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    Tone King Amplifiers - Big change!

    No, Fano went here:
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    Tone King Amplifiers - Big change!

    Hi guys, Frank Falbo here. Premier Builders Guild is no more. Boutique Amps Distribution has acquired Tone King and I'm helping to manage the transition, working with Mark, etc. The company is in good hands. There will be some transition time, but I just picked up all the assets from PBG last...
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    Axis Wah Announcement - Coming Clean

    That's certainly not what was going through my mind. If you were to write me off, that's another example of the damage these kinds of scams cause. You can do it, it's your right to dislike something I said, and I can't argue with that. But I feel you'll have ended up [mis]judging me for feelings...
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    Axis Wah Announcement - Coming Clean

    Nah that's not me at all. If that's how you see me I apologize, but it's not what's in my heart. Out of the whole hour I probably spoke a total of 5 minutes. It'd be a shame if you made up your mind about me based on that. There's a difference between having empathy for someone scammed...
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    Axis Wah Announcement - Coming Clean

    It's a bit out of context. I'm not defending the statement, Dan can speak for himself, but I think the vibe is more the collective culture of elevating and deifying the next boutique pedal maker is what creates the opportunity risk. It's the same reason they don't let you insure a $200,000 house...
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    Acoustic arrangement for Clapton's "Change the World"?

    http://grooveshark.com/#!/search?q=change+the+world+kirkpatrick Not sure if this link will work, if not search them out on iTunes or elsewhere. These are the guys who wrote that tune. They did their own version. I'm sorry I don't have any help in transcribing or arranging, but this song has...
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    the guitar industry: an industry thriving off reissues (and lacking innovators)

    This. A true innovator is looking at how these objects are integrated into our lives. Take stress away. If there's something I have to work at, make it easier, or more fun, or give it a voice. To a large extent Steve Jobs had it right that most people don't know what they want until you show...
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    Basic question about leveling frets

    The short answer is only to develop your technique, but there is a bit of cross-checking and blending when going laterally with a block to remove the longitudinal scratches.
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    PSA for Tim Pierce fans!

    Huge Tim Pierce fan. Runaway & Rick Springfield's Living in Oz album may have some cheese but the solos are so well executed and unmistakably "Tim". He's a monster. Tasteful and purposeful in an era when soulless shred was acceptable.
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