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What’s Killing Your Guitar Strings?
19 Feb. 2015

What’s Killing Your Guitar Strings?


Working at a string company gives you an interesting perspective on guitars. You go into it thinking you know so much about what makes a guitar sound and play great, and leave with more questions than you have answers to. This of course is all part of the process of developing the world’s longest lasting […]

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The Ever-Elusive P-90 Pickup
13 Feb. 2015

The Ever-Elusive P-90 Pickup


Above: Mike Ness of Social Distortion rockin’ the Les Paul Goldtop with P-90s. It’s a single coil, it’s a humbucker, no…it’s a P-90! They’re one of the most overlooked, but widely-revered pickups ever made. Sounding somewhat in between that of a single-coil and a humbucker, the result is a vintage, low output sound with a mean […]

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NAMM 2015: The Cleartone Experience
31 Jan. 2015

NAMM 2015: The Cleartone Experience


Above: Dan Spitz of Anthrax and singer Michaela perform some blues licks at the Cleartone Booth. After months of preparing for the worlds largest music product convention, we looked back at our pallets, stacked to the brim with displays, products, catalogs, and all sorts of extras with a true sense of pride. We could not have been […]

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It’s Official! AC/DC Will Perform at the 2015 Grammy Awards
13 Jan. 2015

It’s Official! AC/DC Will Perform at the 2015 Grammy Awards


Many AC/DC hopefuls and longtime fans have been waiting on rumors, that have just become a reality. AC/DC is confirmed to perform live at the 2015 Grammy Awards on February 8th at Staples Center. AC/DC released their 15th studio album “Rock or Bust” just last year, and is due to play at the Coachella Music Festival in Southern California […]

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Is Your Guitar Constantly Going out of Tune? What’s to Blame?
05 Jan. 2015

Is Your Guitar Constantly Going out of Tune? What’s to Blame?


All guitars go out of tune from time to time, but some guitars go out of tune incessantly, enough to drive anyone mad after long enough. For most, it would be nice not to have to tune every 5 minutes on stage and it’s simply just not practical. So what’s causing this? Many blame the […]

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