Monthly Archives: May 2010

VVT Rick Derringer Hyperdrive

To a certain degree, the Vintage Vacuum Tube Amplifiers Rick Derringer Hyperdrive model was born of intimidation. When VVT proprietors Tony Albany and Jim Hill...

Cheap Trick – Budokan 30th Anniversary

Okay, Rick Nielsen was no Jimi Hendrix. But who cares - he hit the road with an army of vintage guitars and now-valuable early...

Joe Satriani

Photo: Lisa Sharken. It's been 20 years since the release of Joe Satriani's landmark album, Surfin' with the Alien , the instrumental platter that...

Zemaitis GZA500-H&D

The Zemaitis GZA500-H&D acoustic guitar is manufactured by Greco and boasts many features and the attention to detail players have come to expect from...

Fender ’57 Twin Amp and ’57 Deluxe

Fender "tweed" guitar amplifiers - the Twin, Deluxe, Bassman, Champ, etc., from the 1950s - are the most sought after amps in the annals...

Ike & Tina Turner – Sing the Blues

The late Ike Turner, due to ex-wife Tina's revelations of his various abuses, has been dismissed as a marginally talented manipulator who rode his...

Masco MAP-15

1946 Masco MAP-15 Before Leo Fender's rise to prominence, which is to say, before anyone knew what the Platonic form of the electric guitar amplifier...

Victoria Regal II Amplifier

Mark Baier launched the Victoria Amplifier Company in 1993, intent on reproducing the tones and aesthetic style of the great tweed amps of the...

Lloyd Green

Lloyd Green with the the signature model pedal-steel guitar he designed for the Sho-Bud company in 1973. Prior to this, a single on a...

Brad Paisley – Play

Brad Paisley's albums have been admirably consistent, emphasizing vocals, of course, but usually spiced by a couple great Telecaster workouts. In the case of...
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