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PART 2: SETTING UP STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN’S STRATOCASTER

In the last episode, I talked about the time in the 80s when I was working as the repairman at Charley’s Guitar Shop in my home town of Dallas, Texas. One special day, Stevie Ray Vaughan came into town to play at a local bar and Charley Wirz, the shop’s owner, suggested we should go down and check him out.

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Introduction to Guitar Pickups Part 4: Spec Check

In the final installment of a four-part series for Mojotone’s tech-savvy readers, we explore the many enigmatic specifications that play a part in any pickup’s sound and performance.

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The Story So Far -- Hiss Golden Messenger

MC Taylor is the mastermind behind Hiss Golden Messenger – he’s been making huge waves as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist in the folk americana world for quite a while now. We recently had the chance to squeeze in a quick chat with him, and boy were we absolutely pumped!

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Robby Baca Speaks With the Mojotone Folks

We’ve talked to a number of guitarists over the years who all come from different walks of life. Today, we’re speaking to one Robby Baca; this man is an absolute guitar monster who holds it down for a prolific act by the name of “The Contortionist.” Robby has some great insight and happens to be working with Mojotone in the prototype stages of a set of really incredible pickups at the moment.

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RENÉ MARTINEZ: TEXAS GUITAR WHIZ

René Martinez is perhaps the most famous guitar tech in the world - known for working with acts such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Mayer, Carlos Santana, and countless others. In this first in a series of articles by René, we learn about his early affinity for music, journey from painting cars to repairing guitars, and how he met SRV.

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Introduction to Guitar Pickups – Part 3: Mighty Magnets

In the third installment of a four-part series for Mojotone’s tech-savvy readers, we explore the many variables in the design, materials, and construction of the magnets used in pickup construction, and their impact upon tone and performance.

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The Infamous Justin Fox Speaks...

Over the past couple of years, we’ve spoken to a number of tone junkies who hail from all over the world and come from all walks of life. Until now, we’ve yet to explore and share this type of insight from WITHIN Mojotone; I think it’s time we take a dive into the knowledge base that is our headquarters, and see what Mojotone’s own Justin Fox has to say about his journey through music, sound, time, and space.

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Introduction To Guitar Pickups -- Part 2: Coil Variables

In the second of a four-part series for Mojotone’s tech-savvy readers, we explore the many variables in the design, materials, and construction of a pickup’s coil that can lead to differences in response and sound. Part one, last month, offered a basic introduction to pickup essentials, and further parts we’ll look at other components and construction techniques in greater detail.

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Introduction To Guitar Pickups: How They Function

In the first of a four-part series for Mojotone’s tech-savvy readers, we take a deep dive into the basics of how guitar pickups work, and what helps them do their thing. In following parts we’ll look at the individual components and construction techniques in greater detail.

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Hang Time With Adam Palow

In today’s Mojozine interview, we’re sitting down with Adam Palow of Tungsten Amplification to talk about his journey through the world of tube amps. Adam is a self-taught, highly-skilled builder, designer, and tinkerer of all sorts. We’re pumped to have him as a Mojotone customer, and even more excited to be able to have a chat with him.

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What Does This Thing Do? -- Cascading Gain Stages

There are a lot of mysterious components within any guitar amp, many of which remain puzzling even to hobbyists who have built a DIY project or two. In the 12th part of Mojotone’s series What Does This Thing Do? we’re examining the cascading gain stages and their effect on the sound of any amplifier in which they’re found.

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In The Shop With John Manning

John Manning is an extremely valuable asset to our company and he has a ton of experience all across the board when it comes to electronics, so why not have a quick chat, right?

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What Does This Thing Do? -- Output-tube Bias Circuit

There are a lot of mysterious components within any guitar amp, many of which remain puzzling even to hobbyists who have built a DIY project or two. In the eleventh part of Mojotone’s series What Does This Thing Do? we’re examining the output-tube bias circuit and its essential function within any amplifier.

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What Does Thing Thing Do? -- Output Tubes

There are a lot of mysterious components within any guitar amp, many of which remain puzzling even to hobbyists who have built a DIY project or two. In the tenth part of Mojotone’s new series What Does This Thing Do? we’re examining output tubes, the big bottles that do the heavy lifting near the end of the signal chain.

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Tech Talk With James Gregg

It’s no secret that we here at Mojotone absolutely adore our customers, their work ethic, and their creativity. In fact, it’s that very work ethic and creativity that keeps pushing us to do what we do year after year. We love seeing people take an interest in something, learn as much as they can about it, problem solve, and persevere.

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What Does This Thing Do? - Bright Caps

There are a lot of mysterious components within any guitar amp, many of which remain puzzling even to hobbyists who have built a DIY project or two. In the ninth part of Mojotone’s new series What Does This Thing Do? we’re examining bright caps, those enigmatic little chunks of dielectric that have such a big impact on your tone’s top end.

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Hang Time With Sarah Sheriff

Here at Mojotone, as many of you know, we aim to celebrate hard-working techs, DIYers, and musicians as best we can. Today we’re spending some time with a very hard-working guitarist who has been supporting Mojotone on social media and at gigs by rocking some serious speaker-cabinetry.

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What Does This Thing Do? -- Phase Inverter

There are a lot of mysterious components within any guitar amp, many of which remain puzzling even to hobbyists who have built a DIY project or two. In the eighth part of Mojotone’s new series What Does This Thing Do? we’re taking a look at the phase inverter, the gateway to the output stage.

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Martin McDaniel's Journey Through The Music Universe

Being in the gear industry for as long as we have has enabled us to cross paths with some really incredible players. No matter how long we do this, we are always amazed by the musicians who can go from the practice room, to the studio, to the stage without missing a beat. Those virtuosic jacks-of-all who can rip a monster guitar solo just as masterfully as they can write and sing a perfectly-crafted song.

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A Few Words From Billy Rowe

No doubt these companies offer quality products and have for many years, but what about those of us who want to own a guitar that is truly one-of-a-kind? A guitar that was built, by hand, just for us? This is where Billy Rowe of Rock N’ Roll Relics comes in strong!

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