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Monthly Archives: August 2002

J.W. Black and Albert Molinaro – The Fender Bass: An Illustrated History

 

Bass players have always been somewhat taken for granted. It’s almost as if they didn’t have to be good, merely profi-cient, for the music of the band to come across. Of course, anybody who has been in a band knows that’s not true; a great band has a bassist and drummer who can forge a […]

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Juke 1210

Tonal Treat
 

Amp purists may have a tough time dealing with Warbler/Juke’s 1210. Until they hear it! The 1210 is unique both for its 2×10/1×12 speaker layout and lack of a distortion/overdrive. And though the amp shares many characteristics often seen in high-end boutique amps (i.e. point-to-point wiring, EL34s for power, a 5AR4 rectifier, 12AX7s in the […]

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Hillbilly Idol

 

I love this record. You don’t really think of great country music as coming out of Cleveland, but this would be the exception to that rule. Whether it’s honky-tonk, country swing, pop-like country, or even a polka, these boys can do it up right. I guess in this day and age, this is called alternative […]

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Lee Ranaldo

Alt-tuned Youth
 

Sonic Youth was one of the most unlikely success stories of underground American rock in the 1980s. And while success and longevity probably weren’t on the minds of Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo when they formed the band with bassist Kim Gordon in 1981, the post-punk scene in Manhattan was looking for an icon. Sonic […]

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Gibson’s Experimental

Kessel Prototype
 

The date of this instrument precedes the introduction of the Barney Kessel. Our shop obtained it from the original owner, Jon Hines, who purchased it at Hewgley’s Music, Nashville, in 1960. Hines obtained the instrument from J.G. Stone, owner of Hewgley’s. At that time, Stone told Hines the guitar was one of a pair, and […]

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Gibson’s Experimental

Kessel Prototype
 

The date of this instrument precedes the introduction of the Barney Kessel. Our shop obtained it from the original owner, Jon Hines, who purchased it at Hewgley’s Music, Nashville, in 1960. Hines obtained the instrument from J.G. Stone, owner of Hewgley’s. At that time, Stone told Hines the guitar was one of a pair, and […]

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Nick Lowe – Dig My Mood

 

It’s extremely tempting to start this review with something like…”I knew Nick Lowe when he used to rock and roll…,” but I won’t because it might make you think I don’t like this album. I love this album, but there’s not much on it that is rock and roll. What you’ll find here is a […]

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Audiovox and Serenader Amps

An Interview with Bud Tutmarc
 

We dedicate this month’s column to the “legendary” Seattle line. Having never had the opportunity to play through one or take one apart, we’ll have to let catalog descriptions suffice (thanks to Peter Blecha for the early info and Bud Tutmarc for the late-’30s flyer). The earliest known flyer for Audiovox showed only a single […]

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Audiovox and Serenader Amps

An Interview with Bud Tutmarc
 

We dedicate this month’s column to the “legendary” Seattle line. Having never had the opportunity to play through one or take one apart, we’ll have to let catalog descriptions suffice (thanks to Peter Blecha for the early info and Bud Tutmarc for the late-’30s flyer). The earliest known flyer for Audiovox showed only a single […]

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August 2002

 

FEATURES Three Sevens, Revisited Gibson’s L-7C, L-7P, and L-12 Introduced in 1948 as the cutaway version of the successful L-7, it set the course for fancier versions – all of which met with limited interest despite their beauty. By L.B. Fred The Different Strummer ’60s Short Stories Excelsior, Cipher, and the Shaggs: three interesting chapters […]

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