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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

Vol. 16 No. 09 -10 July/Aug 2015Vol. 16 No. 09 -10 July/Aug 2015

Jackson Browne gear & memories
Gabriel Currie and Echopark Guitars...
Visit with Jim Campilongo - new album!
Bill Nash’s excellent S-63 Strat
Bill Nash Interview
Nash NGDP fuzz
Dr. Z MAZ38
Dr. Z on building exceptional amps

Vol. 16 No. 11 - Sept 2015Vol. 16 No. 11 - Sept 2015

Todd Sharp Amplifiers... Our exclusive interview with Todd plus our review of his signature amp!
The '62 Vibrolux Reverb - the best amp Fender ever built?
Yellow Cake Effects - Fried Gold and Furry Burrito
The Analogman Envelope Filter
The Echopark Vibramatic Amp!
A history of Selmer Amplifiers... The vintage Selmer Zenith Reverb Amp
Speakers! The Tone Tubby Purple Haze

Vol. 16 No. 12 - Oct 2015Vol. 16 No. 12 - Oct 2015

Epiphone Elitist Les Paul - better than you can imagine
Epiphone John Lennon Casino - as good as it gets at a bargain price
NGDP overdrive Pedal - perfection from Bill Nash
Speaker reviews
Hermida Zen Drive - still among the best
CP Thornton Legend Special
Thornton bass!
Gibson GA-18 tweed - one of the best vintage amps you can buy
'65 Vibrolux Reverb - a classic you deserve to own
Lindy Fralin pickup review
Born Guitars
The Firebird - a toneful bargain
the Vertex wah

Vol. 17 No. 05 - Mar 2016Vol. 17 No. 05 - Mar 2016

The toneful addiction of the handwired Vox AC30
An interview with Blackberry Smoke guitarist Charlie Starr
Gordon Kennedy records a new album with some old friends, plus Peter Frampton and Ricky Skaggs
The Homestead BF25 - one killer little amp with big tones!
Modern Les Paul Junior - is the G Force tuning for you?
The Reverend Manta Ray
Wampler's answer to the most expensive overdrive on the planet - the Tumnus
Fender classic '72 thinline Telecaster
J Rockett the Dude pedal
Gibson Custom Shop long scale Les Paul
The saga of the Klon
The cornerstone of guitar tone - the 12AX7 tube

Vol. 15 No. 01 - November 2013Vol. 15 No. 01 - November 2013

Affordable guitars issue
Optimizing a Squier Cabronita
Fender Cabronita Thinline review
Interview & review – Mitch Colby
Colby Amps Jim Weider Sig Dual Tone Booster
Lindy Fralin & Jim Weider’s Big T Tele pickups
Upgrades for our Squier Tele Custom
Kluson Interview – WD Music Products’ Larry Davis
Analogman pedals: COMPROSSOR & Sunbender

Vol. 15 No. 02 - December 2013Vol. 15 No. 02 - December 2013

The Truth Issue
’64 Fender Pro
Warehouse G15A Alnico Speaker
Richard Goodsell Interview
Goodsell Super 17 Mark IV Review
Goodsell Overdrive Review
John McGuire Guitars Interview
McGuire tradition Review
Eastwood Jupiter Pro Review
Ron Ellis Betty and Betty MHW sets
Ronnie Earl  Interview

Vol. 15 No. 03 - 04 - Jan/Feb 2014Vol. 15 No. 03 - 04 - Jan/Feb 2014

The guitarist’s enduring Quest for tone
Vintage Big Dickerson & Magnatone 280
Interview with Ted Kornblum of Magnatone
Magnatone Single V Review
Twilighter Stereo Review
Super ‘59 Review
The Varsity Review
New Orleans Guitar Company Founder
Voodoo Custom Review
Riverhorse & the BK Butler Tube Driver
Our take on the Tube Driver
Visual Sound’s Bob Weil and R.G. Keen
Yoga for Guitarists

Vol. 15 No. 05 - March 2014Vol. 15 No. 05 - March 2014

Style… the essential, defining aspect of every artist’s work
Interview – guitar builder Andy Elliott
Review – the Elliott Sugar Pine Tele
Interview – Scott Phillips of Mahalo Amps
Review – the Mahalo AeM50
Review – the Arroyo –  from Gabriel Currie & Echopark
Feature – Guitar preamp tone by Effectrode's Phil Taylor
Review – the Effectrode Blackbird
Review – the Dumkudo Overdrive
Review – Sitori Sonics Reel Repeat & Harem Fuzz
Review – Xotic EP-Booster
Review – Nobels ODR-1
Review – Gizmoaudio Ripsaw OD

Vol. 15 No. 06 - April 2014Vol. 15 No. 06 - April 2014

Campilongo…Meet one of the most interesting guitarists
Riverhorse on New York, subways, and Campilongo
Feature – 1974, Rollin’ and Tumblin'
Review – 1974 Princeton Reverb
Feature – Dave Baldwin on vintage tubes
Review –  2013 Roadworn Tele
Review – Slider’s Tele pickups
Review – the sound of a top loading Tele bridge

Vol. 15 No. 07 - May 2014Vol. 15 No. 07 - May 2014

Strat happy ending in Ensenada…
New & improved Roadworn Strat
Review – Strat pickups!
Interview – Paul Sanders, Nolatone Ampworks
Review – Nolatone Road Hogg
Feature – Brian Wampler on distortion
Review – Wampler Faux Tape Echo
Review – the amazing Collings J35

Vol. 15 No. 08 - June 2014Vol. 15 No. 08 - June 2014

How Thomas V. Jones became TV Jones
Interview – TV Jones  
Review – TV Jones 20th Ann Ltd. Ed humbucker
Review – affordable keeper, Epiphone 335 Pro
Review – Vintage sleeper 1964 Gibson GA-19RVT
Interview – Retro King founder Chuck Dean
Review – the Retro King Master 50
Interview – Mitch Colby brings back Park Amps
Review – the new Park top-mount 45 ltd ed
Interview – Rec Pro Audio founder Ron Damiani
Review – the Rec Pro P2P Series 5E3 Deluxe
Review – The Dunlop Eric Johnson Signature Fuzz

Vol. 15 No. 09 - 10 - July/August 2014Vol. 15 No. 09 - 10 - July/August 2014

Shake yer money maker! Dog days of summer...
The Mighty Gibson Melody Maker
Lollar's P90 conversion for Melody Makers
Review - the new 2014 Melody Maker
Route 66... the 1966 Vibro Champ
Ttime machine '74 Vibrolux Reverb
Mr. Valco A/Bs the '74 Vibrolux with his '64
The midrange mod
Christian Towner down tension and V block
The 2013 Ltd. Edition 61 Les Paul Tribute
The AC30 revealed with Guthrie & Sharp
Last AC30 leaves Great Britain, Korg AC30 by  Marshall

Vol. 15 No. 11 - September 2014Vol. 15 No. 11 - September 2014

Martin guitars w/Dick Boak & Linda Davis-Wallen
Tone according to C.F. Martin III
Martin CEO-7 review with T.S. Phillips
Robert Keeley Interview
Keeley Compressor
Black Glass Fuzz
White Sands Luxe Drive
Seafoam Chorus
Red Dirt Overdrive
Neutrino Envelope Filter
Sfocato Fuzz/Wah
The new Time Machine Boost