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Author Archives: Ward Meeker

Fender Deluxe Reverb

Vintage Guitar magazine Hall of Fame 2011 Instrument
 
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In the June ’07 issue of VG, amp profiler extraordinaire Dave Hunter said of the Fender Deluxe Reverb, “If guitarists were to vote for the one ‘best amp for all occasions,’ [it] would very likely earn a majority decision’.” And while this year’s nominees (more…)

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Artist Don Hardy, Fender Team to Raise Money for Waves For Water

 

Artist Donald Edward Hardy is teaming with Fender to mark the 60th anniversary of the Stratocaster and raise money for Waves For Water through an exhibit/sale titled “Strat: 60 Years of the Stratocaster.” Each Strat in the event will include individual artwork and will (more…)

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Keeley Electronics Launches Bassist Compressor Pedal

 

Keeley Electronics’ Bassist Compressor effect pedal is hand-built with controls for Compression, Threshold, Gain, and a Threshold indicator. It uses dbx-inspired circuitry and offers ultra-low noise/distortion,1:1 to 1:Infinity Compression, and up to 30dB boost. Visit www.rkfx.com. (more…)

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Fender Offers Adam Clayton Jazz Bass

 

Fender’s Adam Clayton Jazz Bass is inspired by the ’65 Jazz used by the U2 bassist. It has Fender Custom Shop pickups and a Sherwood Green Metallic finish with matching headstock, maple neck with a C-shaped profile and vintage-style truss adjustment, 9.5″-radius rosewood (more…)

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Vintage-Instrument Pioneer Stan Jay Battling Lymphoma

 

Vintage Guitar is extending well-wishes to Stan Jay, proprietor of Mandolin Brothers, who is battling Mantle-Cell Lymphoma. Stan is one of the forefathers of the vintage-instrument trade, cherished among his peers, and was one of the first (and longest-running) advertisers in VG.

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Mark Tremonti

Rock Star, Amp Snob!
 
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Many of the people we today consider “guitar heroes” – Eddie Van Halen and Stevie Ray Vaughan, to name a couple – spent more than their fair share of time stowed away in their bedrooms, playing guitar while other kids in the neighborhood played baseball, kick the can, or spin the bottle. Rock guitarist Mark […]

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Neunaber Offers Seraphim Stereo Shimmer

 

The Neunaber Audio Effects Seraphim Stereo Shimmer combines wet reverb with a shimmer effect that can be switched on the fly. Other features include stereo or mono input and output, controls for Effect Mix, Reverb Depth and Shimmer Level, a Mix knob that can go to (more…)

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Warren Haynes

G-Mule Shout!
 

Gov’t Mule’s blues-based rock has never followed a formula, opting instead for an improvisational modus operandi that gives its music unique breadth and scope – a fact supremely illustrated in its new album, Shout! An 11-song outing and the band’s first studio album in four years, the (more…)

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EVH Launches 5150III Combo

 

The EVH 5150III is a 50-watt all-tube combo with three channels – clean, crunch and lead and a Celestion speaker. It’s powered by seven JJ ECC83 (12AX7) preamp tubes, two JJ 6L6 power tubes, and has front-panel-adjustable power output from 50 watts to one watt, (more…)

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PRS Offers Archon 25 in Combo Format

 

The PRS Archon 25 offers 25 watts output switchable to 13 watts using a 6L6, EL34, or 5881 output tube. Each of its two channels has controls for Volume, Treble, Middle, and Bass, along with Master Volume control for each channel and global Depth and (more…)

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