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October 2006

 

FEATURES

IN DETAIL
The Gibson “Les Paul SG”
Entering the 1960s, Gibson saw the continuing potential in the market for solidbody guitars – but not for its single-cut Les Paul models. The resulting changes created a new legend amongst collectibles. By Ward Meeker

ORVILLE GIBSON LYRE MANDOLIN
It represents everything that is Orville – not only his concepts of instrument design, but his artistic flair and eccentricity, as well as the overall flavor of an era dominated by the mandolin. Plus, its image is part of company lore. By George Gruhn and Walter Carter

ECHO-OFF
11 Devices That Let You Sound Good While Repeating Yourself… Repeatedly
Think “Les Paul” and you likely think “guitars.” But he was also responsible for multi-tracking and tape echo. Here’s a look at how we do it today. By Bob Dragich

DAVID LINDLEY‘S STRING THEORY
He has become an original, prominent voice in musical styles spanning the globe, and on so many instruments he lost count long ago. Along the way he has expanded the parameters of popular music to a degree that few, if any, can claim. By Dan Forte

IBANEZ MC500 MUSICIAN
While vintage guitar enthusiasts typically pooh-pooh guitars from 1970s, the decade was marked by one of the most innovative eras in guitarmaking, spawning many superb guitars, like this spectacular Ibanez MC500 Musician. By Michael Wright

BASS SPACE
The Peavey T-40
While the phrase “collectible Peavey” may be an oxymoron to some, there‘s no denying that the company’s first bass was replete with features that were later adopted by a host of other manufacturers. By Willie G. Moseley

THE DIFFERENT STRUMMER
Vintage Ampeg Guitars
It’s hard to resist the temptation of guitars with names like Big Stud, Heavy Stud, Baby Bass, and Dan Armstrong “see-through.” They’re just a small part of the story of Ampeg guitars and basses. By Michael Wright

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Dennis Jones
Playin’ the L.A. Blues
By John Heidt

Lee Roy Parnell
Refilling the Well
By John Heidt

What‘s Hot?
NAMM Goes to Austin
By Dan Forte

Hughie Thomasson
The Outlaws Ride Again
By Willie G. Moseley

Ask Zac
By Zac Childs

Andy Powell
The Journey(man) Continues
By Willie G. Moseley

Byrds Watch
Set Proves Byrds Are Always in Season
By Dan Forte

Dave Davies
Return of a Guitar Legend
By Elliot Stephen Cohen

COLUMNS

Q&A With George Gruhn

Acousticville
Cars and Guitars
By Steven Stone

Fretprints
Steve Cropper
By Wolf Marshall

Guitars With Guts
1904 José Ramírez I
By R.E. Brune

TECH

Dan’s Guitar Rx
Rickenbacker Chiropractic
By Dan Erlewine

Guitar Shop
Keep It Simple: A Talk with Gurf Morlix
By Tony Nobles

Amps
Killer Tube-Amp Tone for Less Than $1,000
By Gerald Weber

Ask Gerald
By Gerald Weber

REVIEWS

The VG Hit List
Music and Video Reviews: Gram Parsons, Dave Alvin, Johnny Cash, Paul Curreri, Lil’ Ed, The Electric Guitar Sourcebook, more!

Check This Action
A Lot of Rhythm in These Rockin’ Bones
By Dan Forte

Vintage Guitar Gear Reviews
Budda 10th Anniversary Twinmaster, Vox AC15 Custom Classic, Parker P8E, PM-20 Pro

Gearin’ Up!
The latest cool new stuff!

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