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NAMM 2020 Recap

Written by: James Krueger On: Feb 10th, 2020

NAMM, Here and gone….. So as promised, Solo sent a group of us down to NAMM in Anaheim California in January, to take in the sites and sounds of the most ...

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NAMM 2020

Written by: James Krueger On: Jan 13th, 2020

So many of you out there will not know what this title stands for or what it means. Well, I’m here to tell you…  First off, Happy New Year to all our ...

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Guitar Intonation

Written by: James Krueger On: Dec 4th, 2019

Last time we looked at scale length, and the last thing I mentioned was intonation.  So what is intonation?  Basically it is the extent to which notes formed are in ...

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Scale Length & Intonation

Written by: James Krueger On: Nov 6th, 2019

So this month we are back to facts and science….I know I know, it’s so much more interesting to read about my opinions, but in fact my opinions are just ...

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What Are The Best Woods for Building Guitars?

Written by: James Krueger On: Oct 15th, 2019

So, it’s time for an opinion piece for this month’s blog.  Why?  Well partly because I can, partly because opinions can’t be wrong (and I hate ...

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Geddy Lee Jazz Bass Pickups by Tom Brantley

Written by: James Krueger On: Aug 6th, 2019

Ok so this month’s blog is a little different…news flash…..My brain often takes a walk to somewhere without cause or reason at times.  ...

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Acoustic Kits

Written by: James Krueger On: Jul 9th, 2019

You know, when it comes to guitar kit building, you the customer are receiving the end result of a lot of research and planning….how far do we take the kit, ...

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Pickups…..again???

Written by: James Krueger On: Jun 5th, 2019

Last months blog looked at the basic history of electric guitar pickups, and each time we focus on a specific manufacturer, we look a little into the science they ...

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Let’s Pickup the Sound of a Guitar and Amplify It!

Written by: James Krueger On: May 7th, 2019

This month’s blog, is a bit of a teaser….here at Solo Guitars, we have one of the most complete in-stock selection of after-market pickups ...

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The Roland Jazz Chorus Amplifier

Written by: James Krueger On: Apr 8th, 2019

The ‘guys in the back’ here at Solo Guitars have been trying to get me to write about subjects other than building or  guitar or hardware ...

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Washcoats and Sealing Before Finishing

Written by: James Krueger On: Mar 13th, 2019

So we have been hearing a lot of questions from you lately regarding guitar finishing and how to avoid the classic mistakes.  Well I have been in the wood and guitar ...

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‘Cry Baby Is It !’

Written by: James Krueger On: Feb 13th, 2019

This months blog is a bit sad…. to date we have tried to showcase different companies or subjects that are important to the average guitar player and or guitar ...

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