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Monthly Archives: April 2002

Steve Khan – Got My Mental

 

Khan’s been around for awhile. He’s made some great albums as a solo artist, dating back to the ’70s. He also served in Billy Joel’s band in the late ’70s, and has done some great studio work, like his solo (more…)

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Lee Ritenour

 

Lee Ritenour has forged a path as a preeminent session player in the kaleidoscopic Los Angeles studio scene, and a respected solo player. He has been active for decades, and was born and raised in the L.A. area. Vintage Guitar: (more…)

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The Who – BBC Sessions

 

Let’s face it; The Who deserves to be mentioned in the same breath with the Beatles and the Stones. Yes, you’ll like one more than the other, but Pete Townshend and company were prototypical hard rockers from day one. Plus, as these (more…)

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Veleno Guitars

Shiny Metal (Rare) Birds
 

Throughout the years luthiers have built guitars out of a lot of exotic materials, from Torres’ paper mache acoustics to Danelectro’s masonite to Dan Armstrong’s lucite guitars to Steinberger’s all-graphite headless wonders. While all of these instruments are absolutely (more…)

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Veleno Guitars

Shiny Metal (Rare) Birds
 

Throughout the years luthiers have built guitars out of a lot of exotic materials, from Torres’ paper mache acoustics to Danelectro’s masonite to Dan Armstrong’s lucite guitars to Steinberger’s all-graphite headless wonders. While all of these instruments are absolutely (more…)

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Jim Weider and the Honky Tonk Gurus – Big Foot

 

Okay, the only words I can use to describe my reaction to this record are “blown away.” Weider, as some of you probably know, works as the guitarist in the current version of The Band. While his playing there is excellent and (more…)

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Anthony Wilson – Adult Themes

 

Here’s the third album from guitarist, arranger, and leader of his own big band, Anthony Wilson. He’s young, but he definitely can look backward to the likes of his father, Gerald, and other modern big band arrangers and players. With each album, his composition (more…)

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Brent Mason – Hot Wired

 

Some of you know Brent Mason because he’s one of the most-heard guitarists in the world. A mainstay on the Nashville scene, he has played on hundreds of recent country hits. That said, it should be noted his solo instrumental effort here (more…)

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Larrivée D-03E

High marks in the "bang for the buck" category
 

Not all great values are old instru-ments. For you newcomers, in this column we focus on musi-cal gear that presents extraordinary “bang for the buck.” This month’s entree, (more…)

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April 2002

 

FEATURES Guitars With Guts Red Dworkus Meets Pyth-agoras A mythical account of a certain night many moons ago. The characters may be fictitious, but the schooling is real. By R.E. Bruné The Different Strummer Carvin Guitars: Nifty ’50s and Swinging ’60s A fresh look at the venerable guitar company that has been around for 50 […]

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