Monthly Archives: October 2005

Dean HardTail Collector’s Edition

Grace and Nuance

If you were part of the scene in the late 1970s, you may recall how two companies – Hamer and Dean – at the time carried the torch for players looking for high-quality solidbody electric guitars. Dean Zelinsky got into building guitars by (more…)

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R.L. Burnside

North Mississippi Blues Legend

R.L. Burnside is a truly original blues artist and an American treasure. He hails from the hill country of North Mississippi. And in the hills, they play a different style of blues – pulsating, hip-thrusting, single-chord, groove blues. No (more…)

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Lakland Jerry Scheff Signature Model

Before and Beyond Elvis

Veteran bassist Jerry Scheff is best known for holding down the bottom-end in Elvis Presley’s fabled TCB Band. But he has also been a fixture in the national recording scene for decades, and is heard on many recordings. He has always emphasized doing things his way, and the attitude has paid off in a long […]

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Sean Costello – Sean Costello


This is Sean’s first work for Tone Cool/Artemis, and while his past work was very good, he has matured to become one of the major young talents in R&B. Sean’s past work also hinted at expanding beyond blues. And here we’ve got slices of (more…)

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October 2005


FEATURES IN DETAIL Gibson’s 1953-’65 Firebird A direct shot at Fender’s Jazzmaster and Jaguar rock guitars, it was an unexepectedly funky offering from the staid, traditional Gibson. And though it was unique in so many ways, it didn’t set the world afire. By Ward Meeker BASS SPACE Whooooo Wal You? Wal started as a collaboration […]

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