Steve Wariner is among the handful of guitarists designated as a certified guitar player (C.G.P.) by Chet Atkins. The last guitarist to receive the personal honor, Wariner served a pallbearer at Atkins’ funeral in 2001. He also performed at the service. In the dozen years since the release of No More Mr. Nice Guy, Wariner […]
Monthly Archives: May 2012
Brett Gurewitz was awarded the National Association of Recording Merchandiser’s (NARM) Independent Spirit Award on May 9th. Gurewitz, the guitarist and songwriter for Bad Religion, is the founder of independent powerhouse labels Epitaph and Anti-Records. Established in 1958, NARM is a nonprofit trade association for the business of music, spearheading the implementation of initiatives to promote […]
The Wallflowers are putting the finishing touches on a studio album that will be released this fall. The new album finds frontman Jakob Dylan joining original band members Greg Richling (bass) and Rami Jaffee (keyboards), with Wallflowers’ longtime guitarist Stuart Mathis and drummer Jack Irons (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam) rounding out the lineup. In […]
The EH Superego Synth Engine captures and hold notes or chords, allowing the player to perform fluid glissandos and create oscillator-like synthesizer effects. Controls include Speed, Gliss, Dry, and Effect. A mini toggle switches between Auto, Momentary, and Latch modes. See more at ehx.com.
The Tech 21 SansAmp Liverpool Deluxe has four independent footswitch actuators with controls for Drive, Character, Low, Mid, High, and Level. Its dual inputs allow two instruments on-line, and it has six program locations, allowing the user to create three tones for each input, or use all six for a single instrument. See it at […]
Lollar Pickups’ new LollarTron is a humbucker-sized pickup designed to offer the tones of a vintage Filter’Tron. It uses Alnico II magnets and has custom covers. Check it out at lollarguitars.com.
The Sonuus Wahoo is a dual-analog-filter stompbox that can be configured as low-pass or band-pass and operate independently in wah, envelope, LFO, and pitch-tracking modes. Its analog signal path is digitally controlled and it has true-bypass switching, along with pitch-tracking technology on its filter effects. Learn more at sonuus.com.
The Electro-Harmonix Crying Tone wah pedal uses no moving parts, offers instantaneous switching from bypass to effect, and has no footswitch. Learn more at ehx.com.
The Cult have scheduled appearances on two upcoming television shows. The first happens this Saturday, May 12, on VH1 Classic’s ”That Metal Show,” which airs at 11 p.m. Eastern. The following Friday (May 18), the band will perform a track from its new album, Choice of Weapon, on ABC-TV’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” as well as one classic […]
As his peers in other rock bands of the ’80s donned superstrats, Billy Duffy stuck to what worked for him – a Gretsch White Falcon. We ask him why, and talk about the new album from The Cult. Then, we talk about why a Gretsch 6120 in sunburst is such a cool diversion, as is the super-rare Gretsch Stereo […]