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Lessons Repairs

How to Lower the Action on Your Acoustic Guitar

A couple years ago, I bought a super cheap Ibanez acoustic.  I think it was on sale for $200, is actual wood all around and has a respectable Fishman preamp/pickup.  Of course, when you spend this little for a guitar, you cannot expect perfection.  It never played great, but it was certainly usable.  And it […]

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Pedals Reviews

Tested: Source Audio Orbital Modulator

You want a flanger for your pedal board, right?  And a phaser too, right?  Crap… Well, two new pedals isn’t so bad.  You know, that Diamond phaser is really nice… but you probably want a Phase 90 for everyday use.  That’s like $400 in phasers.  Weren’t we talking about a flanger too?  How often do […]

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Gear News

New Gear – EHX Deluxe Big Muff Pi

While plenty of people have built clones of the Big Muff Pi with various bells and whistles, Electro-Harmonix keeps things pretty traditional.  That ends now. The Deluxe Pi looks and sounds pretty slick.  It gives you the sound you’re used to, but with a lot more options that can add character and make it a […]

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Building Good Finds Lessons Music

From Around The Web 05.12.2014

This week around the web we find out that Godzilla is way bigger than you thought…

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Gear News

The World Needs a Cheech & Chong Guitar, According to Schecter

One of the common topics here at Daft Paragon is innovation, or lack thereof, in the guitar world. Here is another great example of the failures by the guitar companies to do anything genuinely interesting… I guess Cheech and Chong deserve a signature model now. Why? Well, that is what Schecter spends their entire press […]

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Guitar Store Gospel Passion & Self Hate

No Time for Creativity

I hate talking about work, but I feel obligated to do so if I wish to set up this post properly.  My day job is in marketing.  A common problem among my people is finding the time to be creative.  Client at ABC Company wants to sell more of whatever bullshit they sell.  They come […]

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From Around The Web 05.05.2014

Paint, it would seem, is a thing…