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The 5-Way Superswitch

The 5-Way Superswitch

We get questions pretty frequently on how to wire up a 5-Way Superswitch. While they are slightly complex, you can pretty easily get one wired up to your liking once you understand their fundamental construction. The 5-Way Superswitch provides a ton of different switching possibilities. While a typical 5-way switch has 5 connection lugs, our 5-Way Superswitch has 6 lugs per stage...and there's 4 stages! Broken down further, each of the 4 stages has 5 lugs plus one common (output) lug. Using this, you can split humbuckers into their individual coils (and choose which one you want to use, north or south)....

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New Gigs means a New Rig

New Gigs means a New Rig

For the last 6 years or so, I have been something between an amateur and semi-pro gigging guitarist. I played multiple times a week at casinos, private events, bars, festivals, I pretty much did it all. Like so many others, the COVID pandemic put an abrupt stop to that and it's only just now (October 2021) that I'm getting back in the game. I've always played both lead and rhythm guitar, and generally have been the only guitarist in a band. My live rig has always (again in this semi-pro period) consisted of a 50-watt tube combo, and an array of...

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Working Out The Kinks with Studio 13

Working Out The Kinks with Studio 13

To celebrate small business week, we wanted to highlight Studio 13, a personal training business run by our friend Nick Medlock. In this video, Nick goes over some great exercise and pain management tips for musicians and folks who are stuck sitting most of the day. It should be noted that Nick is also an accomplished musician and has worked professionally as a guitar teacher for many years. I've also had the pleasure of playing music with him.  He's the real deal! You can get in touch with Nick via email at studio13phx@gmail, Studio13 LLC for Facebook, and Studio13PHX for Instagram.

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TG&T: A Day In The Life

TG&T: A Day In The Life

We've been running this online business full-time for a couple of years now. At this point, we're well used to our routines, tasks, however the versions of ourselves from just a few years ago would find our current lives fantastic and foreign. The day in the life of our small business is a form-follows function model that adapts and changes as necessary. Here's what it looks like right now. First order of business: get up and take the dogs for a quick walk. We have a puppy named Winfield who has berserk time first thing every morning, so getting him...

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Un-Dark a Les Paul with Treble Bleed and .01uF Caps

Un-Dark a Les Paul with Treble Bleed and .01uF Caps

I'm constantly changing out wiring schemes and pickups. For the most part, it's strictly for functional reasons. I have a 1995 Gibson Les Paul Standard that in my pre-covid life was being used in a cover band. We played dance hits and 80's stuff so a typical LP setup wasn't going to work well if I wanted to use it in my guitar rotation, so I set it up with push-pulls and coil split humbuckers. Due to Covid-19 I haven't been playing out, so I wanted to return this guitar back to a vintage PAF style. One thing, though. I...

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