Inside a Boss TU-10 Tuner
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What’s Inside A Boss TU-10 Clip-on Tuner

After another accident occurred with this tuner I seized the opportunity to snap a photo after its casing instantly separated, probably somewhat in protest for the abuse it’s seen in the past few years.  This thing must be cursed.  My spider senses are suggesting that this is guitar tuner karma […]

Fishman Neo-D
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Fishman Neo-D Single Coil Acoustic Pickup

What is it? The Fishman Neo-D is a low-cost passive single-coil soundhole pickup for acoustic guitar.  In this category, the Fishman outperforms most other pickups.  After all, doesn’t Neo-D sound like a character out of The Matrix? The pickup comes smartly wrapped in a clear polyurethane package. From the package:  […]

Peterson stroboclip hd
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Peterson stroboCLIP HD Clip-On Strobe Tuner REVIEW

What is it? The Peterson stroboCLIP HD clip-on tuner is a low-cost introductory clip-on tuner competing in the world of Korg, D’addario, and TC Electronic clip-on tuners.  Here are the specs: Features High-def backlist display Wide viewing angle Visible in direct sunlight Adjustable frequency (Hz) calibration Drop tuning, open-tuning, and […]

Fender Serial Numbers
Gear

Fender Serial Numbers: The Original Series: 1950-1963

The “original” series is actually divided into two periods as the instruments introduced before 1955 were not registered into a common serialization scheme, but each model (or “family”) had a series of its own.  Consequently, the same number can be found on different models made at different times between 1950 […]

Guitar Tuner Holes
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How to Relic a Guitar: Part 2

What Guitars Can Be Aged? Pretty much any! Even though this booklet concentrates in Stratocasters and Telecasters, you can use any of the information here to age any brand or type of guitars including basses. If you want to get that real vintage look and make people wonder where the […]