Monthly Archives: July 2005

July 2005


FEATURES 76 WATTS THE HARD WAY The VG Low-Watt Tube Shootout ’05 For guitarists, the richness and warmth of tube saturation is the key to nirvana. But big tube amps and small rooms don’t mix, so we gave a listen to handful of low-watt amps. Here’s what we found. By Bob Dragich IN DETAIL Fender’s […]

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The Sadies – Stories Often Told

Stories Often Told

This quartet hails from Canada and (as often happens in rock and pop music) seems more American than most American bands (a la The Band and Neil Young). If you’ve been thinking about putting together a spaghetti western film, call these fellas (more…)

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’67 Fender Coronado II

One of the first fender Flops

Leo Fender’s company designed many innovative instruments before it was acquired by CBS in 1965. Soon afterward, the powers that be decided the company ought to have a series of thinline hollowbody electric instruments to compete with the likes of Gibson’s ES-335 and EB-2, Guild’s Starfires, and others. Talented luthier Roger Rossmeisl, who’d migrated from […]

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