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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Guitarist Mike Scaccia Passes

Mike Scaccia, the guitarist for Ministry and Rigor Mortis, died December 22 while onstage with Rigor Mortis at a club in Ft. Worth, Texas....

Mehran

Iranian-born Mehran has mastered flamenco guitar and here uses his skills on a concept album about events in his home country. The music is a...

Lee Dorman, Bassist for Iron Butterfly, Passes

Lee Dorman, bassist for Iron Butterfly, died December 21 at his home. He was 70 and had suffered heart problems. Dorman joined the proto-heavy psychedelic...

Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters

Starting like a number of instrumental albums Ronnie Earl has produced over the past 15 years, this one opens with a mid-tempo (Albert Collinspenned)...

Violinjazz

African-American jazzman Eddie South was known as the Dark Angel of the Violin. His moody compositions and hot solos were influenced strongly by Eastern...

Embie Concepts Offers Melita-Style Replacement Bridge

The Embie-Matic adjustable bridge is a Melita-style replacement made of high-strength aluminum, with flat pan-head screws. The company offers three base options to choose...

John McLaughlin

By 1996, when this album was originally released, the English guitar virtuoso had already been a member of Tony Williams’ groundbreaking Lifetime and Miles...
GITC auctions instruments.

GITC Auctions Instruments

Guitars in the Classroom, a non-profit organization that trains and equips educators to sing, play guitar, teach, and lead their students in song, is...
Ravi Shankar passes

Ravi Shankar Passes

Sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar, who became a musical icon for a generation of musicians and their followers in the '60s, died December 11 at...

Fargen Intros Lennon/Imagine Amps, Effects

Fargen Amplification's limited-edition John Lennon Imagine amplifier is built with custom components throughout and finished in gloss-white lacquer with elements of Lennon’s artwork. They use proprietary components,...
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