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Serial numbers can be useful in determining the year of manufacture of a guitar or amp. But due to incomplete registrations and illogical serial numbers, its history is often unclear. With the help of the serial number decoder, tables and instructions are the year and location of the largest well-known brands. Brands include Epiphone, ESP, Fender, Gibson, Ibanez, Squier, PRS, Yamaha, and more. Website also includes videos and tabs for practicing, maintenance tips, and a history on guitar manufacturing and famous guitar players.
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A FREE archive of historical magazines with over 1,000 available issues to browse online. Includes magazines such as Making Music, Home & Studio Recording, One Two Testing, Music UK, The Mix, Polyphony, International Musician & Recording World, Sound International, Performing Musician, Electronics & Music Maker, Music Technology, Sound On Sound, Recording Musician, Electronic Soundmaker & Computer Music, In Tune, Micro Music, Phaze 1, Sound Engineer, Sound Engineer and Producer, Sound On Stage, Total Music, and Synapse ranging from 1975 to present day.
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The Spirituals Database offers searchable access to recorded track information for concert Negro Spiritual settings performed by solo Classical vocalists. The resource contains a selection from a century of historic and contemporary concert spiritual recordings produced on compact discs, long-playing (33 1/3 rpm) albums, 78 rpm records, 45 rpm discs, audio cassettes and streamed audio files, as well as demonstration recordings from musical score collections.
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