March 30, at the Airtel Plaza Hotel, 7277 Valjean Ave., Van Nuys, CA. Show hours 10-5. For more info, contact Loni Specter at firstname.lastname@example.org, ampshow.com.
Monthly Archives: March 2014
March 30th, at the Kings Island Inn Resort and Conference Center, 5691 Kings Island Dr., Mason, OH (Across from Kings Island Amusement Park off I-71). Show hours 11-5. For more info, contact Rick Ruether (513) 825-3604, bodsquad.us.
Aristides Instruments 010 guitar has a body and neck made from the company’s Arium material. It has a 25.5″-scale neck with compound-radius ebony fretboard, Seymour Duncan and APS pickups, a push/pull master Volume pot for coil splitting, and a master Tone. Its hardware includes Sperzel locking tuners, a choice between the Hipshot US Contour bridge […]
The Seymour Duncan Jason Becker Perpetual Burn Humbucker has an Alnico V bar magnet and measures 12.11k DC resistance. It’s a drop-in replacement for any humbucker-equipped guitar and requires no modification to the instrument. Visit www.SeymourDuncan.com.
Luthier Nicholas Frirsz’s Filmocaster has a 25.5″-scale maple neck with compound radius and hand-crowned frets. Using a maple core, Frirsz attaches body “wings” made of cast-aluminum film reels replicated to look like those from the 1930s. It has a humbucking pickup, vintage wiring, and a stacked potentiometer to control volume and tone. A limited edition, […]
Paul Gilbert and the crew that makes up Mr. Big – bassist Billy Sheehan, drummer Pat Torpey, and vocalist Eric Martin – reunited a couple years ago on the heels of a Gilbert gig at the L.A. House of Blues where he, Sheehan, and Torpey jumped onstage together. Digging the vibe, they soon called Martin, […]
Los Lonely Boys is a smart band that understands the business of the business. Avoiding the usual Texas blues clichés, the ensemble is radio friendly, with the charisma of Ritchie Valens and the soul of Carlos Santana. Embracing their deep Texican roots, the brothers Garza features bassist Jojo, drummer Ringo, and guitarist Henry. This new […]
R&B stalwart Castro comes out with guns blazing on his latest, adding some raucous rock and roll to his usual helping of soul and blues. There’s an added edge to songs like the riff-driven title cut with its rowdy lead guitar and leather-throated vocals. “Two Steps Forward” is an arena-ready rocker that transforms into a […]
Jim Heath, the ﬂeet-ﬁngered and irrepressible godfather of psychobilly, is back, leading his trio, Reverend Horton Heat, through their ﬁrst new long-player since 2009. And while some are hailing it as a return to form, truth is Rev serves up generous helpings of hot rockabilly, surf, and country licks that accompany references to internal combustion, […]
Bare Knuckle Pickups’ PAT Pend, Flat ’52, and Mule Price: $125-$340 Info: www.bareknucklepickups.co.uk. From the ever-expanding world of boutique pickups comes a builder out of southwest England who creates a handmade, hard-hitting alternative – Bare Knuckle Pickups. We received three sets of pickups from Bare Knuckle; the Mule (humbuckers), Blackguard Flat ’52 Series (for Teles), […]