Monthly Archives: January 2010

Frank Marino

Photo: Willie G. Moseley. For most pro musicians, this is what it's all about. While a collection of classic guitars can be respected or admired by...

Epiphone Valve Junior and Valve Special amps

Epiphone Valve Junior Through the years, a number of amplifier manufacturers have tried their hands at producing budget tube amps. The problem with the vast...

Mike Morgan & the Crawl – Stronger Every Day

Texas-born Mike Morgan returns with his 13th album of original songs, layering blues with a funky rhythm that captures the essence of Muscle Shoals...

Dingwall Super J

Dingwall Super J While Dingwall Designer Guitars' Super J bass is unquestionably inspired by the Fender Jazz, it's separated from the typical clone by several things,...

Andy Fraser

Andy Frasier In the late 1960s, Free emerged as a four-piece blues rock powerhouse - a bridge between Cream and Led Zeppelin. Fronted by the...

Ibanez Destroyer II

1985 Ibanez Destroyer II DT-250. Photo: Michael Wright. Back in 1958, when Gibson unleashed its now legendary trio - the Explorer, Flying V, and Moderne...

DST MarWatt and UV6 amplifiers

DST MarWatt/UV6 Bob Dettorre and Jeff Swanson are longtime gearheads who played in bands starting when they were just kids. As adults, one went to...

Hanburt Electric Guitars

Hanburt "Style 1" in maple. Photo by Julie Woods. Black walnut "Style 1". Photo by Julie Woods. As a brand of American electric instruments, the name...

Jake Shimabukuro

Photos: Kaz Tanabe, courtesy Hitchhike Records. "Hey, have you seen that guy? You know... that guy! Have you seen him yet? He's amazing!" That's...

Rick Derringer

Photos courtesy Rick Derringer. Rick Derringer's latest record, Knighted by the Blues, is an amazingly varied album from a guitarist who has been in the...
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