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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Danelectro Introduces 67 Heaven


Danelectro’s 67 Heaven is a reissue of the company’s Hawk model, made in 1967. It has a pressed-wood body, maple neck, reproduction (but wound slightly hotter) Danelectro “lipstick-tube” pickups, an adjustable bridge, and an optional hand-sprayed alligator finish. For more, go to

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Watusa Records

Think of Holden as the Velvet Underground with a French accent. This noise-pop duo differs, however, in chronicling not the wild side of the ’60s, but the existential estrangement of modern-day life – all set to haunting vocals and swirling guitars a la Nico and Lou Reed. At its heart, Holden is the partnership of […]

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Lightning Boy Audio Intros Tube Drive Pedal


Lightning Boy Audio’s tube drive pedal uses a 12AU7 tube and paper-in-oil capacitors. Its gain and tone are pre-set, so no user adjustment is required beyond the Volume knob. It is hand-wired in the U.S. with silver-plated Teflon wire and silver solder. Learn more at

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G&L Introduces Fallout Guitar


G&L’s Fallout guitar shares the Leo-Fender-designed SC-2 body shape and has G&L’s Saddle Lock bridge, a medium-C-shaped neck with a 12” radius and medium-jumbo frets, G&L Alnico P-90 neck pickup, and a Seymour Duncan JB bridge humbucker. Learn more at

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Rundgren Preps New Album


Todd Rundgren will release a new studio album, State, April 9. His 24th solo studio album – not including the two he recorded with the Nazz or the nine recorded with Utopia, it’s a fusion of rock, soul, R&B, and electronica. To learn more about it and see tour dates, go to

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The Andy Poxon Band

Red Roots
Eller Soul Records

Poxon might present a dilemma for some listeners. He was only 16 years old when this material was recorded, and considering the mix of blues, country, rock, and funk he presents, it’s easy to immediately assume he can’t handle it for many reasons. But, aside from some vocals that occasionally sound like a 16-year-old, Poxon […]

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Dave Clark Bassist Rick Huxley Passes


Rick Huxley, bassist for ’60s pop group The Dave Clark Five, died February 11. He was 72 and had been battling emphysema. Born in Dartford, Kent, Huxley joined the group in 1958 and was there as it rode the crest that was the British invasion of the U.S. charts in the early ’60s. The group […]

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New West Guitar Group

Round-Trip Ticket
Summit Records

Like-minded co-founders Perry Smith and John Storie were students in the music department of U.S.C. and have been playing together since 2005. They recently added Jeff Stein, and the trio makes a kind of music that is unique on today’s music front. “Textures” is an apt description. There are elements of jazz, folk, country, rock, […]

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Jazz Legacy Productions

The music of Brazil has always had a strong pull on jazz musicians, and Israeli guitarist Yotam, who has spent the last couple of years establishing himself on the New York jazz scene, is no exception. His tone is perfect and his chops topflight on this rundown of songs written by some of the biggest […]

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SCAR Amplification Offers Series One


The SCAR Amplification Series One is a U.S.-made/hand-wired 25-watt tube amp designed to allow for ease of repair and simple mods. It has a plexiglas back cover and uses several tube types including 6V6, EL34s, 6L6, 5881, and others. Its cabinet is solid pine. Learn more at

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