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Friday, April 30, 2010 | 1 Comments

Featuring everything from tribal instruments of Congo to Daisy Rock’s original star-shaped electric guitar prototype, the recently opened Music Instrument Museum is promising a diverse collection of over 12,000 instruments from nearly 200 countries and territories around the world with a ... [More]

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Thursday, April 22, 2010 | 2 Comments

The bad news at Gibson guitars just keeps getting worse. On April 12th the Nashville Post reported that the IRS has posted a lien against the company in the amount of $445,994 for unpaid corporate/payroll taxes dating back to 2006. 

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

Sorry being so late with this month's update! I recently moved and grossly underestimated how disruptive the process would be. This month's update features reviews of the much anticipated VHT Special 6 amp (along with a video demo on the FG YouTube Channel, so new it's still being processed) and t... [More]

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Danelectro, Reviews »

Monday, April 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

Danelectro has long been a go-to brand for guitarists looking to maximize their purchasing power, offering full lines of guitars and effects hitting the sweet spot in terms of affordability and quality. Recently the company revamped three of the pedals in their Cool Cat line: the Drive, Transparent ... [More]

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Monday, April 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

You know, even the greatest players with out of this world levels of raw talent still required years of practice to hone their chops. If you’re like me, sometimes (more often than I’d like to admit) my time spent practicing could be way more productive. A while back I had a solo jazz gui... [More]

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Reviews, VHT »

Monday, April 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

[youtube:JYg0_89eRR8] One of the biggest criticisms of affordable tube amps is PCB board construction with boutique proponents arguing the superiority of point to point wired amps due to their ease of maintenance, some even boast point to point designs deliver better tone. When I saw the early press... [More]

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010 | 2 Comments

While much of the reviews and articles on FrugalGuitarist.com have been based on the purchasing side of things, there are a bunch of great ways to save money by building your accessories from readily found materials around the house. 1. Flickr member Aud1073cH's Custom Denim strap made from old jean... [More]