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    Alfred Teach Yourself Guitar Repair and Maintenance Book Alfred Teach Yourself Guitar Repair and Maintenance Book
    Alfred Teach Yourself Guitar Repair and Maintenance Book

    An essential guide to keeping your guitar in top shape.

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    Backbeat Books Bass Handbook - A Complete Guide To Mastering The Bass Guitar Backbeat Books Bass Handbook - A Complete Guide To Mastering The Bass Guitar
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    Backbeat Books The Tube Amp Book (Book/CD) Backbeat Books The Tube Amp Book (Book/CD)
    Backbeat Books The Tube Amp Book (Book/CD)

    The ultimate reference source for all the classic amps!

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    Hal Leonard All About Vacuum Tube Guitar Amplifiers Book Hal Leonard All About Vacuum Tube Guitar Amplifiers Book
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    Hal Leonard Rolling Stones Gear - All The Stones' Instruments From Stage To Studio Hal Leonard Rolling Stones Gear - All The Stones' Instruments From Stage To Studio
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    Backbeat Books The Guitar Amp Handbook: Understanding Tube Amplifiers and Getting Great Sounds Backbeat Books The Guitar Amp Handbook: Understanding Tube Amplifiers and Getting Great Sounds
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    Hal Leonard The Fender Archives: A Scrapbook of Artifacts, Treasures, and Inside Information Hal Leonard The Fender Archives: A Scrapbook of Artifacts, Treasures, and Inside Information
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    Hal Leonard The Gibson Les Paul:  The Illustrated History of the Guitar That Changed Rock Hal Leonard The Gibson Les Paul:  The Illustrated History of the Guitar That Changed Rock
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    Hal Leonard The Fender Telecaster - The Life And Times Of The Electric Guitar That Changed The World Hal Leonard The Fender Telecaster - The Life And Times Of The Electric Guitar That Changed The World
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    Hal Leonard Build Your Own Electric Guitar Book (Hard Cover) Hal Leonard Build Your Own Electric Guitar Book (Hard Cover)
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    Kendrick Tube Guitar Amplifier Essentials Book Kendrick Tube Guitar Amplifier Essentials Book
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    Backbeat Books Gruhn's Guide To Vintage Guitars 3Rd Edition Updated And Expanded Backbeat Books Gruhn's Guide To Vintage Guitars 3Rd Edition Updated And Expanded
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    Hal Leonard The Martin Ukulele: The Little Instrument That Helped Create A Guitar Giant Hal Leonard The Martin Ukulele: The Little Instrument That Helped Create A Guitar Giant
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    Backbeat Books Gibson's Fabulous Flat-Tops - Revised And Updated Backbeat Books Gibson's Fabulous Flat-Tops - Revised And Updated
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    Backbeat Books The Gretsch Electric Guitar Book - 60 Years of White Falcons, 6120s, Jets, Gents, and More Backbeat Books The Gretsch Electric Guitar Book - 60 Years of White Falcons, 6120s, Jets, Gents, and More
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    Hal Leonard Guitar Effects Pedals: The Practical Handbook Book/CD Hal Leonard Guitar Effects Pedals: The Practical Handbook Book/CD
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    Backbeat Books The Electric Guitar Handbook Backbeat Books The Electric Guitar Handbook
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    Hal Leonard Guitarist's Guide To Maintenance & Repair Hal Leonard Guitarist's Guide To Maintenance & Repair
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    Hal Leonard Guitar Method - Guitar Setup & Maintenance in Full Color Hal Leonard Guitar Method - Guitar Setup & Maintenance in Full Color
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    Alfred Guitar Care and Gear Essentials Mini Music Guides Book Alfred Guitar Care and Gear Essentials Mini Music Guides Book
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    Music Sales Complete Guitar Repair Music Sales Complete Guitar Repair
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    Backbeat Books Flying V Explorer Firebird: An Odd-Shapted History Of Gibson'S Weird Electric Guitars Backbeat Books Flying V Explorer Firebird: An Odd-Shapted History Of Gibson'S Weird Electric Guitars
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    Hal Leonard Alesis QS Made Easy! Book Hal Leonard Alesis QS Made Easy! Book
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    Hal Leonard The Fender Electric Guitar Book 3rd Edition Hal Leonard The Fender Electric Guitar Book 3rd Edition
    Hal Leonard The Fender Electric Guitar Book 3rd Edition

    Celebrate Fender's 60th anniversary with this retrospective. This book details the complete story behind such...

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    Backbeat Books The Gibson 335 Book:  Electric Thinlines and the Players Who Made Them Famous Backbeat Books The Gibson 335 Book:  Electric Thinlines and the Players Who Made Them Famous
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    Hal Leonard Star Guitars - 101 Guitars that Rocked the World Hal Leonard Star Guitars - 101 Guitars that Rocked the World
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    Centerstream Publishing The Guitars of the Fred Gretsch Co. Book Centerstream Publishing The Guitars of the Fred Gretsch Co. Book
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    This comprehensive, must-own collector's manual for any Gretsch fan uncovers the history of Gretsch Guitars...

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    Hal Leonard The Complete Guide to Guitar and Amp Maintenance Book Hal Leonard The Complete Guide to Guitar and Amp Maintenance Book
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    <BR/>An essential survival guide for every guitar player and amp owner. Packed with concise, clearly written...

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    Backbeat Books Rickenbackers And Twelve String Electrics Backbeat Books Rickenbackers And Twelve String Electrics
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    Mel Bay FAQ: Bass Guitar Care and Setup Book Mel Bay FAQ: Bass Guitar Care and Setup Book
    Mel Bay FAQ: Bass Guitar Care and Setup Book

    A hands-on guide to bass guitar repair.

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    Hal Leonard Introduction to Guitar Tone and Effects (Book/CD) Hal Leonard Introduction to Guitar Tone and Effects (Book/CD)
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    An essential manual for getting the best sounds from electric guitars, amplifiers, effect pedals, and digital...

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    Mel Bay Dirt Simple Autoharp (Book/CD) Mel Bay Dirt Simple Autoharp (Book/CD)
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    Hal Leonard Violin Repair Guide Hal Leonard Violin Repair Guide
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    Hal Leonard Tipbook - Amplifiers and Effects Hal Leonard Tipbook - Amplifiers and Effects
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    Artemis Music The Guitarist's Guide to Set-Up and Maintenance Artemis Music The Guitarist's Guide to Set-Up and Maintenance
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  4. Hal Leonard The Ultimate Bluegrass Mandolin Construction Manual Hal Leonard The Ultimate Bluegrass Mandolin Construction Manual
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  2. Alfred Instrument Repair Music Teaching - Stanley Alfred Instrument Repair Music Teaching - Stanley
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  3. Hal Leonard Drum Tuning - The Ultimate Guide (Book/CD Set) Hal Leonard Drum Tuning - The Ultimate Guide (Book/CD Set)
    Hal Leonard Drum Tuning - The Ultimate Guide (Book/CD Set)

    This book-and-CD pack, designed for drummers of all levels, recording engineers, and producers, contains...

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  4. Hal Leonard The Ultimate Fender Book Hal Leonard The Ultimate Fender Book
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Certain tools are essential to every occupation. For musicians, those "tools of the trade" are musical instruments and (if they're electric) their amplifiers. In order to become a better musician, you need to have a stronger understanding of your gear, including how it works and what you can do to make it look, sound and play better. That's why owning a decent collection of instruments and gear reference material comes in handy, and this catalog is loaded with choices from respected music education publishers.

Whether you're interested in learning the history of your tube amplifier, enhancing your knowledge of effects pedals or are looking for a guitar repair guide, you'll find something here to your liking. Take for example the Hal Leonard Tone Manual - Discovering Your Ultimate Electric Guitar Sound. In this course you'll learn about the individual components that come together and contribute to a superior guitar tone. Throughout this guide you'll get great tips on improving and making the most of the gear you own, and it even features interviews with well-known artists and manufacturers. By the time you're finished this guide, you'll be sure to have a better understanding on how to achieve your ultimate guitar sound.

Alfred is another company that's trusted for their fantastic instruments and gear reference materials, and their Instrument Repair Music Teaching - Stanley is a must-own guide for any band director. Throughout this comprehensive text on instrument repairs, you'll learn how to tackle certain challenges that every music teacher faces in the band room, study aspects of repair and learn excellent tips on preventative maintenance.

In addition to popular instruments like the drums, bass, guitar and piano, there are also instruments and gear reference materials on MIDI, mandolins, lap steel guitars and violins. You'll even come across guides that teach you how to achieve a similar sound to famous artists like The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix. No matter what your musical instrument of choice is or what your aspirations may be, this section has something to improve your musicianship - and in the process, increase your playing enjoyment.
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