Monthly Archives: March 2003

Oliver Sound, Inc.

Introduction If you've read Gregg Hopkins and Bill Moore's new book, Ampeg: The Story Behind The Sound, you know that Jess Oliver played a major...

Kid Ramos – Greasy Kid Stuff

The Kid's got it goin' on here; 17 cuts steeped in the blues, but sounding as fresh as the day T-Bone Walker first strapped...

Link Wray and The Wraymen – Slinky: The Epic Sessions ’58-’61

It's true, Link Wray isn't exactly a household name. Hit-wise, his biggest charter was "Rumble," which was a hit before he signed on...

Ampeg A-2

When it comes to effects pedals, compressors and sustain ped-als usually fall into the "love it or hate it" category. Aside from a...

National Westwood and Glenwood

Westwood 75 While the mantra for 21st century "alternative material" guitars focuses on carbon fiber (i.e. Rainsong acoustics) and wood/glass/carbon fiber/epoxy composites (i.e. Ken Parker's...

Ampeg A-2

When it comes to effects pedals, compressors and sustain ped-als usually fall into the "love it or hate it" category. Aside from a...

Vince Gill

These days, it's pretty much the best of all worlds for singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Vince Gill. The Norman, Oklahoma, native has seen his career develop...

Tony Bacon – 50 Years of Fender – Half a Century of the Greatest...

In 1950, Leo Fender began production of the first solidbody electric guitar, and music hasn't been the same since. Celebrating the anniversary of...

Pee Wee Crayton – Pee Wee’s Blues: The Complete Aladdin and Imperial

Pee Wee Crayton learned his lessons well. Moving from Texas to California during the Depression, he slaved away in Navy shipyards until some...
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