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Mojotone Across America

This article is a brief and odd statement of intention regarding our original Tone Movement project. There is no technical data or editorial content herein, rather a simple article whose intention is to say farewell to...well...me!

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DIY 101

Matthew Miller, founder of Miller Ampwerks, invites us into his home workshop in Portland, OR. Miller takes us through his history as a builder, some of his processes, and his goals for the near future.

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A Lesson In Cool

Ben Verellen of Seattle, Wa, has created a stunning line of custom amplifiers that look as unique as they sound. Ben takes us through his shop and breaks down his building process.

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The Rock N' Roll Iceberg

In this article, we take a quick tour of the shop at Chicago Fretworks. Mandolins, guitars, amps, you name it -- these guys are masters of their crafts and they never ever stop improving.

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Pickup Vocabulary

Bill Arnsparger, founder of Arnsparger Pickups, is a very meticulous and detail-oriented builder. Read as he tells us the ins and outs of his particular approach to identifying what a customer truly wants out of a pickup before diving into the design.

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Assorted Sea Critters

Hanan Rubinstein started playing guitar at a young age and very quickly earned himself some legitimate session work. Since then, he has played along side a number of incredible acts such as Alicia Keys, David Byrne, George Benson, and many more.

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Trust Your Ears, But Be Aware...

Read along as Pete Cage of Cage Amplifiers (based in Demascus, Maryland) takes us through his workshop. We will learn about his early inspirations for electronics, projects he has completed, philosophies, and more.

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A Silent Goodbye

A quick blog entry summarizing the first ever Tone Movement trip. This article contains no actual technical data or editorial content, but is merely a recap of the month long adventure of gathering material for our articles.

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Where There's A Phil, There's A Way

Phil and Carol Bradbury of Little Walter Tube Amps invite us into their home and workshop to talk about the history of the company, how they named it, and the philosophy behind their beautiful hand-wired amplifiers.

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Fear And Loathing In Nashvegas

Few events in the music industry are as fun and/or trying as the annual Summer NAMM event in Nashville, TN. Join in as Logan and Andrew do their best to keep up with the hustle and bustle of NAMM life, and get into some shenanigans along the way.

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Fear And Loathing In Nashvegas Cont'd.

A continuation of our famed 'Fear And Loathing In Nashvegas' article. Join in as Andrew and Logan navigate through the catacombs of Summer NAMM and the streets of Nashville, TN.

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A Perfect Storm Of Awesome

3 Monkeys Amps is a company with a unique and intriguing background. In this article, we spend some time with two of the company's owners in their home workshop and discuss their history as well as some great new products.

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Stepping Forward In Style

Join us as we tour the Reverend Guitars Headquarters in Toledo, OH. This quick look at what goes on inside Reverend is fun and informative.

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FIF : Troubleshooting A Noisy Signal Chain

If you're like most, you've probably noticed that your rig often has a varying level of noise in it, and that this level of noise depends heavily on the environment in which you're using your gear. In this article, we'll go over some best practices for hunting down and reducing noise in your setup.

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MIM: Build A Mojotone TS-1 Pedal Kit

Building a pedal kit is a great way to get familiar with a number of electronic components and the tools needed to work with them. Today we are assembling a Mojotone TS-1 Tube Screamer pedal kit one step at a time to hone our DIY skills!

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FIF : Replacing A Reverb Tank

Replacing a reverb tank can be a fairly easy repair to make, but there are a few other things we need to troubleshoot first. Take a look at a few best practices for diagnosing and repairing a malfunctioning reverb circuit.

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MIM: Building A Speaker Wiring Harness

Dive into the wonderful world of extension cabinet wiring with this quick tutorial. Learn how to wire up your own 1x12 and 2x12 speaker cabs.

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Fix It Friday : Diagnosing a Speaker Extension Cabinet

In this installment of our 'Fix It Friday' series, we will go through the motions of diagnosing and repairing a non-functional speaker cabinet.

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Make It Monday : Setting Up A Workbench

There are a number of things to consider when preparing a workspace for yourself. In this article, we will go over a few of the basics to have you up and running in no time.

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Tone Capacitors

Experimenting with tone caps is one of the quickest and cheapest ways to change the sound of your guitar. Learn about a few of the cap values and types and how they will affect your overall tone.

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