Mike Campbell talks about his favorite vintage instruments and their role in creating new music with his band, The Dirty Knobs. Other artists sharing thoughts on their latest work include Dennis Jones, Gwenifer Raymond, Charles Moothard, Adrian Smith, Jock Bartley, and Johnny Nicholas.
Dave Hunter traces the history of the famed Vox AC100, and examine how the Schaeffer-Vega Diversity System revolutionized arena rock.
Rock and roll guitar has always involved effects pedals. Eilon Paz’s new book, Stompbox: 100 Pedals of the World’s Greatest Guitarists digs into the favorites of high-profile players. We offer an excerpt.
Wolf Marshall studies the life and licks of Soundgarden’s Kim Thayill.
In “Pop ’N Hiss,” we talk with Steve Hunter about his work on the classic Lou Reed’s Rock N Roll Animal and Lou Reed Live albums.
Zac Childs reveals the secrets behind Fender’s Wide Range humbucker.
Our “Classics” photo feature stacks up the Gibson korina, showcasing a ’58 Flying V and ’59 Explorer along with their lesser-known sib, a ’61 Skylark lap steel!
Few things in life are better than discovering great new music, and we’re here to help! Grab this month’s “Hit List” reviews, where we highlight the latest from Wes Montgomery, Kid Ramos, Iron Maiden, Joe Bonamassa, John Lee Hooker, Hendrix, Allman Brothers Band, Orianthi, Lee Ritenour, and many others!
Our “Approved Gear” reviewes offer test the best new stuff. This month, we plug in the BSM RM Majestic Treble Booster, Cicognani Engineering Pompeii PP603, EHX Mainframe Bit Crusher, Epiphone Crestwood, Eastman MD515, Guild Artisocrat HH, JHS 3 Series, Solo Dallas Schaffer Replica Tower, Altamira TD-Birdseye Oval Hole, and the Fret King Esprit II.
It’s all in the March issue of Vintage Guitar!