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Vol. 19 No. 11 Sep 2018Vol. 19 No. 11 Sep 2018

 Mitch Colby On Three New & Very Desirable Amps

Colby Lil' Darlin

Colby Dual Tone Booster DTB50

Mitch Colby Park Amp

Baxendale On Creating Magic In Cheap Old Acoustic Guitars

Our '50s Kay Jumbo

Larry Fishman Fluence Pickups-State Of The Art & Then Some

Robert Hughes-A Lifetime Of The Blues Considered

Vol. 19 No. 09 -10 Jul - Aug 2018Vol. 19 No. 09 -10 Jul - Aug 2018

The Inimitable Sound of Ampeg
Todd Sharp On His Favorite Production Amp, The Ampeg VT40
Dennis Kager Remembers Ampeg
Tom Guerra, My Ampeg VT40
James Pennebaker's Ampeg Experience
Roger Cox, Creation Of The Ampeg V Series
The Ampeg VT40 & GU12 Tremendous Tone, Presence & Attitude
Jeff Bakos On Maintenance
The Grammatico ATX Vintage Fender Vibroverb Redux

Vol. 19 No. 8 - Jun 2018Vol. 19 No. 8 - Jun 2018

The Real B.K. Butler & His Hand Made Tube Driver

The Discerning Guitarist Choice In Overdrives for 40 Years-B.K. Butler Tube Driver

PRS Guitars A Dedication To Craft & Truly Musical Instruments

Jim Cullen PRS Guitars, On A Steady Roll, Vibrant And Growing

As Good As It Gets-The Paul Reed Smith McCarty 594

Alvin Youngblood Hart-The Cosmic American Love Child of Howlin' Wolf & Link Wray

Fender's New '57 Tweed Champ-Not the Champ Of Your Past

The Grammatico ATX Vibroverb Worthy Of Its Name

Vol. 19 No. 7 - May 2018Vol. 19 No. 7 - May 2018

Bruce Zinky, An Extraordinary Amp Designer & Savant

Vibro-King 60 Watts of Smooth

Jol Dantzig, Veteran Guitar Man Turns Small Custom Builder

Dantzig's Tulsa Uniquely Satisfying & Copy of Nothing

David Allen, EE My Favorite Champ Mods

1973 Silverface Champ, An Inexpensive Classic

Vol 19, No. 6 - Apr 2018Vol 19, No. 6 - Apr 2018

 Jon Butcher, Founder of The Jon Butcher Axis & Devotee of the Fender Strat

Nachoguitars Creating Vintage Heirlooms With Wood, Wire, Paint & Inspiration

Aaron Huff And The Collings I-30 LC... Not Just Another Hollow Body Electric

The Collings I-30 LC, An Innovative Classic With Superior Craftsmanship

Dave's Guitar Shop: 500 Guitars and 100 Amps Later, Dave Still Enjoys The Hunt

The Hahn Campilongo Tele Model C, Superb Quality & Tone Everyone Can Afford

Vol. 19 No. 05 - Mar 2018Vol. 19 No. 05 - Mar 2018

Conversation With Bill Nash - Still Building Some of the Best Electric Guitars In the World

Jim Campilongo - Live At Rockwood NYC

Chihoe Hahn On His Excellent Telecaster Crafted for Jim Campilongo

The HeadHunters - Another Hard Rockin' Record With Great Guitar Playing

The Bonamassa Epiphone Firebird I - The Fines Tribute Reissue You'll Ever Play

James Pennebaker on the Fralin Pure P.A.F. Pickups

Vintage Inspired Nash Wayfarer - Three Humbuckers Are Better Than Two

Vol. 19 No. 03 - 04 - Jan-Feb 2018Vol. 19 No. 03 - 04 - Jan-Feb 2018

 Gutherie Trapp Livin' In Nashville, "The Greatest Music City in the World" 

 Step-By-Step the Gibson Memphis 335 Returns

Andrew White Sets a New Standard for Tone and Affordable Guitars

Joe Glaser, Nashville's Number One Guitar Authority

'57 Tweed Pro, Still One of the Best Tweeds

'57 Fender Custom Deluxe, Modern Classic

BC Audio, Bruce Clement's Grand Prix 100 Amp

2017 Martin D28, It's Never Been Better

Anderberg Custom Guitars, Exceptional and Unique

Vol. 18 NO. 12 - OCT 2017Vol. 18 NO. 12 - OCT 2017

Lee Roy Parnell: New CD, New Pickups, New Old Amps = New Old Tones

Lee Roy's Signature Les Paul and Ron Ellis' Classic Humbucking Pickups

TV Front Pro and '59 Bandmaster

Joe Robinson, Young and Incredibly Gifted

Inspired by Tommy Emmanuel

Limited Edition Gretsch White Falcon Junior

John Jorgenson, An American Treasure Part 2

"You've Got Your First Number One Record"

Playing With Elton John...It Was The Right Thing To Do At The Time

Starring at Samois

Vol. 18 No. 11 - Sep 2017Vol. 18 No. 11 - Sep 2017

John American Treasure Part 1

Rick Holstrom, A Telecaster and an AC30 is All You Need

Adrian Legg, The Guitar Poet

Brown Vibrolux Still A Keeper

Fender Pro Jr. One of the Best Ever Built-and Cheap

Vintage Sound Amps, Custom Built Amplifiers With Vintage Tone

Review Vintage Sound, The Vintage 20

Review Vintage Sound, The Classic 22

Vol. 19 No. 01 - Nov 2017Vol. 19 No. 01 - Nov 2017

Dr. Z Builds Another Truly Stellar Amplifier

Steady Rollin' With Bob Margolin

Gabriel Currie, Shaking Things Up In Detroit, It Was Time for a Change

New Echopark Guitars Esperanto 313, A Perfectly Crafted Guitar

Echopark and Eric Bernstorff: A Rare Marshall Amp Returns

New Echopark Amplification NARB Tremolo 100 Headroom Power

White Producer, Big Tone at Low Volume is Good

Vol. 18 No. 09 -10 Jul - Aug 2017Vol. 18 No. 09 -10 Jul - Aug 2017
Tom Holmes Pickups. How He Reproduced True '50s Humbucking Pickup Tone
Becoming a Tool Maker
Meeting George Gruhn
Working With Billy Gibbons and Bo Diddley
Building the Flying V for Albert King
Building Pickups for Peter Frampton's Phenix Guitar
Tom Holmes PAF Pickup Review
Sonny Landreth, The King of Slydeco
Discovering the Fish Fluence Pickups
Gibson Builds New Classics ES275 and the 1958 ES335
Victoria's Mark Baier and the Future of Guitar Amplification
Vol. 18 No. 08 - Jun 2017Vol. 18 No. 08 - Jun 2017
James Pennebaker - The Consummate Sideman
The Early Days
On the Road with Delbert McClinton
Hondo, Jackson and Charvel Guitars
A Good Run With Lee Roy Parnell
The Gear, Tools Of The Trade
Cloud Nine, Playing With Keith Richards
The Tribute Amplifier, Pure And Simple
Vol. 19 No. 2 - Dec 2017Vol. 19 No. 2 - Dec 2017

Behind the Scenes, The Making of Magnatone Amps, Super Fifty-Nine MK II Combo, Panoramic, Varsity Reverb

Larry Cragg's Favorite Magnatones, The Mono Twilighter-The Biggest Baddest Tone Ever, The Twighlighter Stereo-The Rock Star

Gregg Hopkins, New Modern Magnatones, Stellar Design and Construction

Maganatone Amp Reviews, Super Fifty-Nine MK II, 45 Watts of Brilliant Tone, Power & Unique Signature Tone

Panoramic Stereo, Lush & Rich- One of the New 'Must Have' Amps

Varsity Reverb, 15 Watts of the Best Signature Tones Money Can Buy

Vol. 18 No. 07 May - 2017Vol. 18 No. 07 May - 2017
Johnny A And The Yardbirds
G&L ASAT, A Fine Tribute to the Beloved Telecaster
G&L F-100, Rock Solid Investment
DuoSonic - Clear, Bright, Clean
Interview With Jono Mason, Kitchen Sink Studios
Tube Tone Circa 1965, Sears Silverstone 485
State of the Art, Yesterday & Today - SWR California Blonde
Cheap & Better Than Good, Martin DX1KAE Acoustic Guitar
Vol.18 No. 06 - Apr 2017Vol.18 No. 06 - Apr 2017
Steve Soest - The Guitar Man, A Legendary Journey
A Calling in The Early Years
Introduction to Danelectro Guitars
Realizing the Dream Gig
A Meeting & Interview with Nathan Daniel
Old Danelectros, How They Were Made
Steve's All-Time Favorite Vintage Instrument
The Perfect Storm, Steve's Take on the Collapse of the Vintage Market
The Silvertone U1, A Classic with Bold Tone to Match
Reader Feedback, Paul Petronete
Vol. 18 No. 05 - Mar 2017Vol. 18 No. 05 - Mar 2017

Nach Banos Esquire - A perfect time warp
The New Carr Mercury V Another winner from Steve Carr
The K100 - Old School Tone
Weber Proluxe Deluxe Tweed
Oriolo Guitar Company
Spotlight on Dick Boak, C.F. Martin & Co.
1972 Reissue Fender Thinline Tele
The Tornado Stealth Line - The Jensen Jet
Joy in the Quest for Tone with Troy Cook

Vol. 18 No. 03 - 04 - Jan/Feb 2017Vol. 18 No. 03 - 04 - Jan/Feb 2017

Trampling Out the Vintage with Fender & Gibson
Tom Guerra and Cutting Tracks
Jim Weider and the Wide Range Humbucker
Bob Feather Telenator Pickups
Diamond Series Schecter TSH-1
Wolf WATM Guitar
2011 Les Paul Traditional
Fender FSR Blues Junior III
Johnny Winterized
Brian Mendes and Colossal Cable
Smart People Factory Green Line Ego Booster

Vol. 16 No. 01 - Nov 2014Vol. 16 No. 01 - Nov 2014

Timeless classic tone... you either have it or you don't.
The '65 AB165 Bassman - a very toneful blackface Fender that has been overlooked until now...
Tom Colvin from the Speaker Worskshop on tone
Bruce Clement's excellent BC Audio Amplifiers
The best 335 ever - the Memphis Custom Shop Rich Robinson Signature 335
Nordstrand Tele Pickups revealed
The Sawmill Jr. Overdrive

Vol. 16 No. 02 - Dec 2014Vol. 16 No. 02 - Dec 2014

Ampology...We roll out new vintage amps for yoour consideration from expensive to downright cheap!
'56 Fender Pro
The Brown Box power unit... Are yu running yur vintage amps at the proper voltage?
An affordable Stratocaster designed by a Fender Masterbuilder
Pickup swaps... Amalfitano Stratocaster pickups and the 60th Anniversary set from Mojotone
Tom Holmes humbuckers in our new Rich Robinson Signature 335
The classic Gibson GA40 amp
1976 Marshall 50 watt - cheap and better than good!

Vol. 16 No. 03 - 04 Jan/Feb 2015Vol. 16 No. 03 - 04 Jan/Feb 2015

Gibson Memphis... Before Chicago Memphis was the blues capitol of the world...
How Dewey Phillips rocked the world from Memphis
Welcome to Gibson Memphis...
Our interview with Mike Voltz
The Anatomy of a Gibson - our reviews
ES175, ES345 Varitone, ES LesPaul
ES390, ES335, ES345
The best amps for semi-hollow guitars
Gordon Kennedy and Peter Frampton's Hummingbird in a Box
RS Guitarworks Surfmaster and Less Master

Vol. 16 No. 05 Mar 2015Vol. 16 No. 05 Mar 2015

Affordable Traynor Gear
Guitar Mate Reverb & YBA-1A Mk II Amp
PRS HX/DA 30 Watt Amplifier
2010 Les Paul Junior
Juha Ruokangas Duke & Unicorn Guitars
Cp Thornton Guitars
10th Anniversary & Contoured Legend Special

Vol. 16 No. 06 Apr 2015Vol. 16 No. 06 Apr 2015

RetroKing Tremolux
The Matchless Brave
Fender Roadworn Strat
T Rex Alberta Overdrive
Mark Johnson of Delta Moon
The 2015 Gibson Flying V 120
Rockett Archer Overdrive Pedal
Headstrong Verbrovibe Amp

Vol. 16 No. 07 - May 2015Vol. 16 No. 07 - May 2015

Are you ready? Another stellar Jerry Jones guitar
The new Supro amps... better than vintage!
The Royal Reverb - 1624 Dual Tone - Thunderbolt Plus
The inspired mind of Jerry Jones
Our review of a 1998 Jerry Jones with Bigsby
Maximum bang for the buck in NOS tubes with Mike Kropotkin
Wampler Effects!
Faux Tape echo
Sovereign Distortion
Clarksdale Delta Overdrive
Lindy Fralin pickups
Greenchild Tribus Drive

Vol. 16 No. 08 - June 2015Vol. 16 No. 08 - June 2015

Nacho Guitars and why Nacho is the king of the Telecaster The full story plus our review of the Nachocaster The '68 Fender Twin Reverb - still hard to beat! Our favorite tools for stellar tone revealed! Gibson J45 Fender Vibrochamp Ampeg Gemenii II Magnatone Tonemaster 1960 Fender Deluxe Gibson GA40