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Monthly Archives: May 2002

Morley Sapphire Flanger

Flanger
 

Morley’s Sapphire Flanger is a cute little box driven by wallwart or 9-volt battery. The box itself is a bit clunky and odd, but klunky and odd are “in” right now. Our model did indeed deliver a “warm, fuzzy” kinda tone. The finish was (more…)

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Jon Butcher

Shifts Gears
 

Veteran guitarist Jon Butcher is changin’ with the times. Interviewed in Vintage Guitar‘s October ’95 issue, he was at the time recording, performing, and hoping for a sophomore effort from a band called Barefoot Servants, which he helped organize; the quartet recorded a (more…)

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Mathew Ryan – Concussion

 

I’m a big fan of un-slick, direct acoustic music. Mathew Ryan’s Concussion is just that – country music in the mold of Steve Earle, not Garth Brooks. Ryan’s music has the grit of rural red dirt, not the glint of Nashville rhinestones. Ryan is aided (more…)

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The History of Hamer, Part One

Part One
 

“We didn’t quite get it,” explains company cofounder Jol Dantzig, discussing the birth of Hamer Guitars. “It was kind of a mistake. When we created Hamer, we created the high-end boutique guitar category, but we didn’t intend it that way. We (more…)

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Muddy Waters & Big Bill Morganfield – Rollin’ Stone: The Golden Anniversary Collection &

 

These two CDs mark two generations of bluesmen covering the roots and the future of the blues. McKinley Morganfield, better known by his grandmother’s nickname for him as Muddy Waters, is the father (more…)

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G&L SC-2

A Tele That's Not...
 

When is a Tele not a Tele? Well, when it’s a Leo Fender-made SC-2, among other things. This is a neat guitar my favorite repairman, Doug Lawrance, found here in Texas. This guitar is similar to an (more…)

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G&L SC-2

A Tele That's Not...
 

When is a Tele not a Tele? Well, when it’s a Leo Fender-made SC-2, among other things. This is a neat guitar my favorite repairman, Doug Lawrance, found here in Texas. This guitar is similar to an (more…)

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Kim Wilson – Smokin’ Joint

 

This CD, recorded over a two-year period, spotlights the world class work of the legendary T-Birds frontman, but of interest to the readers of this publication would be the four – count ‘em, four – great guitarists lending support. You kind of get the feeling (more…)

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Steve Howe

Fill in the Blanks
 

In our preliminary discussion with respected British guitarist Steve Howe prior to going “on the record,” the interviewer noted that the main focus of the questions he’d prepared were oriented at accomplishing the, …um, “concept” that’s the subtitle of this (more…)

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Wilco – Being There

 

I really didn’t think this kind of band and album existed anymore. Or at least, they sure seem few and far apart. Jeff Tweedy and his cohorts make very catchy pop/rock mixed with country. It brings to mind people like (more…)

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