Monthly Archives: April 2004

Glen Burtnik

The assimilation of New Jersey guitarist/bassist/songwriter Glen Burtnik into the bass player slot of the current incarnation of Styx is only the tip of...

Dweezil Zappa

As the eldest son of the legendary Frank Zappa, Dweezil Zappa followed in his father's footsteps by developing into a talented guitarist and songwriter....

John Mayall and Friends – Along For the Ride

John Mayall (VG, July '98, and look for a new talk next month) has been doing it for so long it seems he's always...

Bo Diddley – A Man Amongst Men

Okay, it seems kind of weird to write a review of a guy who's in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but this...

Chris Whitley – Dirt Floor

Chris Whitley's music is primal. On his amazing debut album, Living With the Law, and the followup limited-run live promotional EP, Poison Girl, he...

Marshall MXL V57M

If you do any serious recording, analog or digital, you a need a great mic. Condenser mics have been the de facto standard...

Kendrick Canary

Kendrick Amplifiers recently added a new variation of its Continetal guitar, their line's Les Paul-inspired guitar. Dubbed the Canary, it's monikered after the wood used...

Standel Amplifiers

Contrary to what some fledgling vintage guitar and amplifier enthusiasts may think, amplifier brands other than Fender were made in California during the '50s,...

In 1997, Jamie Bellizzi, Empire Music, California, contacted me with photos and descriptions of an instrument he had recently found which appeared to be...

Electro/Rickenbacher Amps

Introduction Experiments at marketing electrified musical instruments and their accompanying amplifiers may have started in the late 1920s, but it wasn't until the early '30s...
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