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Joe Trohman Telecaster & J Mascis Jazzmaster Fender Squier

The J Mascis Jazzmaster is another Fender Squier release, it is a tribute to it’s namesake the Dinosaur Jr Leader and Alt-Rock Godfather.

Squier did it’s best to follow the specifications provided by J Mascis himself, providing build quality and superb sound at a reasonable price.

The J Mascis Jazzmaster is a beauty that features a basswood body in a vintage white finish. The aesthetics are further enhanced by the addition of a gold anodized aluminum pickguard, Adjusto-Matic bridge with vintage style floating tremolo and the vintage style tuners. The aged white plastic knobs, […]

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Basic Electric Guitar Circuits: Potentiometers and Tone Capacitors

What is a Potentiometer?
Potentiometers, or “pots” for short, consist of used for volume and sound control in electric guitars. They allow american to change the electrical resistance in a circuit at the turn of a knob.

It’s helpful to recognize the fundamental relationship between voltage, present and resistance known as Ohm’s Regulation when understanding how electric guitar circuits work. The electric guitar pickups present the voltage and current supply, whereas the potentiometers provide the resistance. From Ohm’s Legislation we are able to see how growing resistance decreases the circulate of present thru a circuit, whereas decreasing the resistance increases the present flow. If two circuit paths are provided from my frequent voltage supply, more present will flow thru the path of least resistance. […]

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Guitarist of The Dream Is Dead, Jared Southwick, dies at 34

Guitarist Jared Southwick has passed away from a liver and kidney condition in Muncie, Indiana.

Most well known as the amazing six-stringer for The Dream is Dead, some like myself also got to see his incredible talents in the Hoosier death metal band Harakiri. The Dream is Dead will play a final show at this year’s Dudefest to honor Jared’s memory and close the door on a band that pushed hardcore punk in ways many, many listeners appreciated.

If you haven’t had a chance to be wowed by Jared’s gifts, please either check out the band’s Myspace page or watch the video below, which showcases how good he was and the size of the void he’s leaving in modern heavy music. […]