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Monthly Archives: February 2003

Fulltone CF-1 Choralflange

Silky Smooth and Realistic
 

Housed in a metal case constructed of brushed aluminum and green enamel-coated hammered aluminum, the Choralflange offers rich chorus and flange effects with total control over the parameters. The unit can be used in mono and stereo setups by (more…)

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Jimmy Crespo

Rock Journeyman
 

The career of Jimmy Crespo has spanned three decades, from his stellar five-year stint with Aerosmith to his recent work on Rod Stewart’s recent world tour. He has also gigged and/or recorded with Bernie Taupin, Stevie Nicks, Julian Lennon, Billy Squire, and a (more…)

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Ian Cruickshank – Water Gypsy

 

Ian Cruickshank is known to Django fans for the many hats he wears. He has been prolific as a historian, guitarist, composer, bandleader, festival organizer, record producer, and the guiding light behind John Jeremy’s film documentary, Django Legacy. The Hot Club world (more…)

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Rickenbacker Electric 12-String

Double-bound for Glory
 

George Beauchamp and Adolph Rickenbacher founded Electro String in 1931 to manufacture what everyone would soon call “Rickenbacker” guitars. Success with musicians came early. Rick steels were the measure of quality and performance; their tone established the standards. On (more…)

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Rickenbacker Electric 12-String

Double-bound for Glory
 

George Beauchamp and Adolph Rickenbacher founded Electro String in 1931 to manufacture what everyone would soon call “Rickenbacker” guitars. Success with musicians came early. Rick steels were the measure of quality and performance; their tone established the standards. On (more…)

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Danelectro Minis

More Tasty Treats
 

Danelectro has been busy churning out yet another set of pedals that are inex-pensive and quite small. A good thing, since one can never have too many pedals. These are, in no particular order, a baby blue PB&J (continuing the line’s partiality (more…)

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Eric Gales – That’s What I Am

 

What happens when guitar prodigies grow up? They lapse into mediocrity, like everyone else. But not Eric Gales. After being signed by Elektra records at the tender age of 15, completing two LPs with The Eric Gales (more…)

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John Scofield – berjam

 

The last few reviews of John Scofield albums have pretty much been the same. I’m amazed how a guy can change directions so effortlessly. This one continues that change of direction. Once a bopper of great chops, he now is a funkster of (more…)

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Rodney Crowell – Diamonds and Dirt

 

The new re-release of Diamonds and Dirt from Columbia’s Legacy division. This album was Crowell’s most successful commercial release; five cuts became number one singles. In ’88, Crowell was on top of the country charts most of the year, touring (more…)

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Steely Dan – Two Against Nature: Steeply Can’s Plush

 

Here’s a video that features a band recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Steely Dan. Two Against Nature features the current touring band doing new and olk tunes in concert in (more…)

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