Blackstar Amplification’s limited edition Arctic White HT amps have a white covering with black piping and black grillecloth, with complementary white front panel with black metal knobs and chrome corners. The two-channel HT-5R has reverb, and an Tone control on the clean channel. Its Infinite Shape Feature (ISF) works with the three-band EQ, and its […]
Monthly Archives: January 2013
Eminence Speakers has added three 10″ neodymium drivers to its Kappalite series – the 3010 HO, 3010MB, and 3010LF. The company has also introduced the 8” Patriot 820H, a 4-ohm/20-watt guitar-amp speaker with a hemp cone, and the Patriot EPS-12C, a 12″neodymium speaker the company says has been tested with leading pedal-steel players and equipment […]
The Vibramate String Spoiler is a bracket that fits on a Bigsby vibrato and is designed to ease the string-changing process while eliminating unwanted stress to the ball-end wrap. It has a polished finish in three color options and is manufactured in the U.S. from high-grade stainless steel. Its universal fit makes it interchangeable with […]
VG is at the NAMM show, and will be giving you an inside look at vintageguitar.com/13017/winter-namm-2013, as well as its Twitter page. Make it a point to stop over and see what’s happening at the show, and of course check out all the great new gear!
Blues guitarist Chris Antonik seems determined to prove the adage that every note counts. While his song structures are familiar, his playing keeps them from being cliche. The opener, “More To Give,” is nothing fancy – just a ninth-chord funky blues. But Antonik’s punchy ﬁlls and his solo immediately show his innate ability to pick […]
There’s a solid old-school thump to Amy Black’s modern, acoustic-guitarbased blues. Sometimes (as on “Stay”), she leavens her music with a rockabilly ﬂavor with the help of ﬁddler Dan Kellar, who gets some of his best moments on the title cut and the dark “Ain’t No Grave (Gonna Hold My Body Down).” Adding to the […]
There have always been singer/songwriters in rock (from Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry to the Beatles and Bob Dylan), but from 1968 to ’75, L.A.’s Troubadour helped launch the “singer/songwriter” as an entity, a genre, and a movement. This 90-minute documentary revolves around King and Taylor playing the venue’s 50th anniversary in 2007. Through interviews […]
D’Angelico Guitars Standard models are reissues of John D’Angelico’s Excel archtops and are available in single-cut and double-cut styles. All have spruce tops, maple backs, and stairstep pickguards. The D’Angelico bass was inspired by D’Angelico design. The limited-run USA Masterbuilt Series guitars are built for D’Angelico by Premier Builders Guild (PBG) under the direction of […]
ZT Amplifiers’ Exortion pedal offers pure analog and DSP-enhanced signals. The digital circuitry is not a separate “stage” placed in series. Rather, the pedal becomes an analog/digital cross. Its tone control functions as a graphic equalizer with distinct bass/mid/treble variations. Check it out at ztamplifiers.com.