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Monthly Archives: October 2004

Ibanez Overdrives

Versatile tones from the TS line's progenitors
 

Before Ibanez made the fabled Tubescreamer, the company released two overdrive pedals designed to enhance sustain and distortion at lower volume. The first was simply called Overdrive, the second was the OD-855 Overdrive II. Both were produced in the mid ’70s by Maxxon. The Overdrive (many call it the “Orange Overdrive,” given its color) is […]

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Ibanez Overdrives

Versatile tones from the TS line's progenitors
 

Before Ibanez made the fabled Tubescreamer, the company released two overdrive pedals designed to enhance sustain and distortion at lower volume. The first was simply called Overdrive, the second was the OD-855 Overdrive II. Both were produced in the mid ’70s by Maxxon. The Overdrive (many call it the “Orange Overdrive,” given its color) is […]

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Juke 1210

Tonal Treat
 

Warbler/Juke’s 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 preamp, 12AU7 reverb, pine cabinet, vintage-style speakers) it also changes things up a good bit. […]

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Simon And Garfunkel – Live from New York City, 1967

 

“Sherman, set the Way Back machine for New York City, 1967. I want to go to a concert.” This new release from Columbia Legacy beats Mr. Peabody’s infernal device by a mile. Recorded at Lincoln Center in January of ’67, Live from New York City sounds as fresh today as it did 33 years ago. […]

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Holman Guitars

From Kansas... to Oz?
 

1966-67 Holman Classic, same body as the Wurlitzer Cougar. Whether or not you think they’re from Oz probably depends on your tastes, but one thing’s for certain – they’re not in Kansas anymore. But once upon a time they were. Holman guitars, that is. Or shall we say Wurlitzer guitars, or Alray, or LaBaye, or […]

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October 2004

 

FEATURES JOE SATRIANI Finding Love In Space Having achieved guitar hero status in the mid 1980s, he is recognized for his melodic style, flawless technique, and the success of former students like Steve Vai, Kirk Hammett, and Charlie Hunter. By Lisa Sharken ICON CORNER Brother Oswald‘s Dobro The melodic warbling of a resonator guitar has […]

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