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Author Archives: Ward Meeker

Mayall Offers Classic Recording

 

A previously-unauthorized archival live recording from a short-lived incarnation of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers was released April 21. John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers – Live in 1967 features Mayall, Peter Green (guitar) Mick Fleetwood (drums) and John McVie (bass). This lineup was together for only three months before Green, Fleetwood, and (more…)

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Kevn Kinney

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Kevn Kinney

As any fan of Drivin ’N Cryin can attest, Kevn Kinney at his creative best surrenders little to the greatest singer/songwriters in pop – his message is delivered in succinct, pointed turns of phrase transmitted by a voice like no other and accompanied by riffs that sink deeper than a treble hook. As any fan […]

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EWS Offers Bass Mid Control 2, Tri-Logic Bass Pre-Amp III

 

EWS Effects EWS Bass Mid Control 2 provides +10db of gain at the input stage. Its Frequency adjustment controls the frequency range between160Hz to 2.5KHZ, while the Middle control boosts or cuts those frequencies by +-12db. The (more…)

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Vox Introduces AC10C1

 

The Vox AC10C1 is a 10-watt/all-tube amp with controls for Gain, Bass, Treble, Reverb, and Volume. It uses two two 12AX7 tubes in the preamp, two EL84 power tubes, and a Celestion VX10 speaker. Visit www.voxamps.com. (more…)

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Fankhauser Issues Autobiography

 

Guitarist Merrell Fankhauser has released his autobiography, Calling From a Star. The 200-page tome follows Fankhauser through his days as a surf-music guitarist, extended musical experiences in Hawaii, up to his present-day residency in California, where he performs, records, and hosts the “Tiki Lounge” 

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Zeppelin Design Labs Releases Percolator Amp

 

Zeppelin Design Labs’ Percolator Combo is a two-watt tube amp with a Jensen C8R speaker and a solid wood, hand-finished cabinet. The amp uses a single Compactron tube and its cab can be finished for a custom look. It is offered as a (more…)

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HipStraps Offers Retro Designs

 

HipStraps are hand-made in Argentina and inspired by designs from the 1960s and ’70s. They measure 1.5 meters long by 5 centimeters and have a nylon base with embroidered tops, leather end tabs, and silver or bronze hardware. Read more at www.hipstrap.com. (more…)

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The Loar Offers LH Thinbody Archtops

 

The Loar’s fully hollow LH-302 and LH-304 thinbody archtops have maple top, back, and sides, and a C-shaped mahogany neck. Their bodies measure 1.5″ deep and 16″ wide, while the neck has a 24.75″ scale. The 302 has two P-90 pickups and is available in (more…)

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John Page Classic Introduces Ashburn Model

 

The John Page Classic Ashburn guitar was designed and created by Page, co-founder and longtime head of the Fender Custom Shop. It has an alder body, maple neck (attached via machine screws with threaded inserts) with a medium-C shape, maple or rosewood fretboard, (more…)

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Friends Team Up to Produce Golub Album

 

Friends and collaborators who worked with guitarist Jeff Golub have teamed up to complete the album he was recording prior to his passing on January 1. Steven Miller, Rick Braun, Jeff Lorber, Philippe Saisse, and Bud Harner put the finishing touches on The Vault, a (more…)

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