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Eddy “the Chief” Clearwater

They say good things come to those who wait

Chicago blues guitarist Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater might be a classic example of the ancient axiom. A Windy City resident for over 50 years, Clearwater slowly but surely built his reputation working the local interstate club circuit, playing mostly cover tunes, including blues for African-American audiences and Chuck Berry-inspired rock and roll for suburban white […]

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César Diaz

Amp Doc Sounds Off!

Ed. Note: César Daz, the renowned guitar amp builder, restorer, and technician, passed away on April 26, 2002. This interview originally appeared in VG‘s Dec. ’00 issue. For over 30 years, César Daz has been building, modifying, repairing, resurrecting, loving, and pouring his very soul into the equipment of some of the most famous rock […]

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