Ritenour’s previous album, 6 String Theory, featured collaborations with guitar peers John Scoﬁeld, B.B. King, Slash, and George Benson, among others. Here, he’s working with virtuoso rhythm section players – and a few newcomers. Bassists on these 12 numbers include Stanley Clarke, Christian McBride, Marcus Miller, Chuck Berghofer, Nathan East, and Tal Wilkenfeld. On keyboards: […]
Monthly Archives: July 2013
G&L’s Tribute Series Fallout has a mahogany body with Paul-Gagon-designed P-90 neck pickups and a splittable bridge humbucker. It uses a Saddle Lock bridge, a medium-C neck shape with 12” radius, and is available in several finish options. Learn more at www.glguitars.com.
The Lehle Basswitch IQ A/B switcher/DI uses high-grade components and has a parametric EQ, effects footswitch, and clean-boost capabilities. For more, go to www.rmi.lu.
The Buffalo FX Germanium Fuzz V2 is built using NOS Texas Instrument 2N404 transistors, Neutrik jacks, Vishay caps, screened cabling, and low-current ultrabrite LED indicators. It has controls for Fuzz, Level, Pre-Gain, and Bias, and has top-mounted jacks. It is powder coated and hand-wired with true-bypass switching. Learn more www.buffalo-fx.com.
The Electro-Harmonix 8 Step Program connects to an expression pedal or control-voltage input on another device to give sequencer control over parameters that respond to expression pedals or CV generators such as oscillators, filters, delay parameters, etc. Sequences can be modified with the pedal’s multi-function Mode switch that delivers control over sequence length, direction, depth […]
In the coming years, Universal will reissue 66 of Frank Zappa’s albums, kicking off a with a 10-CD ﬂight covering the years 1966 through ’72. Take your pick of great Zappa releases, but a top choice has to be the ’69 classic, Hot Rats. This was Frank’s ﬁrst post-Mothers of Invention release and even 40 […]
Renowned songwriter/singer/guitarist J.J. Cale passed away July 26 at a hospital in La Jolla, California, after suffering a heart attack. He was 74. Born John Weldon Cale in Oklahoma City, after playing local honky tonks he moved to Los Angeles in the early ’60s and found work as a studio engineer for Leon Russell and Snuff […]
Jerrod Niemann is a successful songwriter whose tunes have been recorded by Garth Brooks, Jamey Johnson, and Blake Shelton. His 2010 Arista debut Judge Jerrod and the Hung Jury yielded a #1 single with “Lover, Lover” that earned Platinum status. The album’s understated, irreverent, and quirky approach totally rejected Nashville’s usual sound-alike assembly line production […]
Black Sabbath and Deep Purple had a de facto merger in 1983 on the Sab album, Born Again, a disc featuring Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Bill Ward with Purp frontman Ian Gillan. Over the decades it’s become a cult fave, and this new charity album celebrates the pairing. To mark the event, Iommi and […]
Florida native Easton Corbin earned justiﬁed acclaim for his 2009 debut album Roll With It, revealing his twangy traditional voice and obvious debts to George Jones, Merle Haggard, and the late Keith Whitley. Carson Chamberlain’s spare, economical production accentuated those assets. All Over the Road retains the sound, with Brent Mason and James Mitchell handling […]