Monthly Archives: February 2014

22nd Annual Chicago Vintage Guitar Expo

February 23, at the Doubletree Hotel, 5000 W 127th St., Alsip, IL. Show hours 10-4. For more info, contact Beverly Bakes, R&B Productions (847)...

Railhammer Launches Tel 90 Pickup

Railhammer’s Tel 90 pickup uses 43-gauge wire and dual Alnico 5 magnets. A hybrid design, its designed for cleaner tone, with more treble/upper mid...

Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock

Despite Michael Schenker’s infamy as a member of the Scorpions, UFO, and MSG, he seems to have put his demons behind him. On this...

John Thomas

Intrigued by that “Only A Gibson Is Good Enough” decal on the headstock of his World War II-era Gibson Southern Jumbo, musician and writer...

Angeltone Offers Stannard Set, VS Pickups

Angeltone Musical Instruments and guitarist John Stannard have developed a set of pickups for Telecaster-style guitars. The company says its Stannard Set will allow...
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Joe Walsh

Whether coughing up the second-most-memorable talk-box lick of the ’70s, kicking the Eagles into overdrive, or wryly expressing his views on subjects ranging from...

John Jorgenson

Call it a “Gypsy jazz wall of sound.” John Jorgenson’s new album, Istiqbal Gathering, features the master guitarist backed by the full Orchestra Nashville...

Gibson J-200 Rosewood

  1940 Gibson SJ-200 The Gibson company was founded on the belief that carved-top guitars were superior to flat-top designs, and consequently, Gibson was a reluctant...

Vox Pacemaker V-3

1965 Vox Pacemaker v-3 Preamp tubes: three Mullard ECC83 (12AX7) Output tubes: two Mullard EL84, cathode-biased, no negative feedback Rectifier: Mullard EZ81 Controls: Volume, Treble, Bass, Speed, Depth Speaker:...

Buck Owens and The Buckaroos

Buck Owens’ track to stardom had an unorthodox start and believe it or not, his singing didn’t launch that journey as much as his...
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