Andy Bassford’s ’64 Fender Strat is his main guitar for studio work and recently retired from touring after 15 years. It’s modded with a Tele pickup-selector button and DiMarzio HS-1 and HS-3 stacked humbuckers under the original Fender covers. His amp is a ’60s Ampeg Gemini I, and here he’s using a bit of amp reverb; background hiss is provided by his steam heat! You can hear more of Andy and the Strat on the forthcoming Sting/Shaggy collaboration album. Also stick around as Andy takes you on a tour of his vintage gear. Read our exclusive interview with Andy in the April issue of Vintage Guitar. READ NOW!!
James Patrick Regan Talks Link Wray
James Patrick Regan plays his ’64 Fender Strat (with Jim Dunlop Super Brights) through a ’54 Deluxe (connected with George L’s cables) to mix two Link Wray classics – “Rumble” and “Raw-Hide.” Read Dan Forte’s “Check This Action” column on Wray in the April issue of Vintage Guitar. READ NOW!!!