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Monthly Archives: June 2001

PRS Basses

The Paul Reed Smith bass was introduced at the January '96 NAMM show. Set-neck and bolt-on (CE model) models were offered, with mahogany bodies and...

Guitar Picks

"You're collecting guitar picks!? Is this a joke?" I can't recall how often I've been accosted with this query. At this...

Guitar Picks

You may have one in your pocket. They only cost about 25 cents. But if you have always used one to play...

Martin D-1

Over the years, I've tried to include instruments in this column that were functional and affordable. Occasionally, we've lucked out and found spectacular...

Seth Lover

The history of the musical instrument business is full of stories, from the drab to the miraculous. Some bean-counters will busily push their...

Philip Kubicki

One day in early June, 1963, I was sitting in the outer office of a deserted (maybe deserted isn't the right word; it was...

Wah-Wah Pedals

The idea for this article came about when I purchased a box of effects pedals from the owner of a music store which had...

Bill Gruggett

The agrarian area of California that includes such cities as Bakersfield and Tulare has a special significance to country music lovers and guitar lovers...

Gibson Les Paul Spotlight Special

It was 1983, and Gibson was in the throes of its darkest days. Norlin Industries, Gibson's parent company at the time, had incurred...

Gibson ES-357

In June of 1984 trucks came to take most of the machines out of Gibson's historic Kalamazoo, Michigan factory and move them down to...
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