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What Do You Call An Amp With 10 Tubes, 5 Trannies…

What Do You Call An Amp With 10 Tubes, 5 Trannies…

Plaid Blues, 4xEL84s, Know Anyone Who Owns a Hiwatt? I’m surfing around, minding my own bidness, when I come across this line: “What do you call an amp that has 10 tubes, five transformers, user-controlled variable feedback, variable bias and a built-in Variac?” I’m thinking, I don’t know…a science experiment? The last act of a […]

March 5, 2010 | By | 8 Replies More
Jake E. Lee’s Badlands Tone: Woody or Not?

Jake E. Lee’s Badlands Tone: Woody or Not?

As a kid in high school in the ’80s (early ’80s!), Jake E. Lee was on my list of favorite guitarists – another one of the seemingly endless supply of amazing, cool-looking axemen coming out of LA. I wondered how Ozzy found these guys: Were they lined up on street corners? Hanging out under palm […]

February 5, 2010 | By | 3 Replies More
Some Details On the New Slash Pickups!

Some Details On the New Slash Pickups!

In September we posted that a new Slash Les Paul was in the works, along with new signature pickups. Well, with the winter NAMM show just weeks away, details about lots of products are beginning to trickle out, including the new Slash pickups. Here’s what we know.

January 11, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Robbin Crosby of Ratt’s Rig Circa 1987

Robbin Crosby of Ratt’s Rig Circa 1987

Even though it’s the Year of the Tiger, here’s another Ratt post – this time on Robbin Crosby, who died some years ago of drug addiction. This info, from the April 1987 Guitar Player, is not comprehensive gear-wise but sheds some light on his sound and on what he and Warren used on Dancing Undercover. […]

January 8, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
Warren DeMartini’s 1987 Ratt Rig: Part 1

Warren DeMartini’s 1987 Ratt Rig: Part 1

I remember the Guitar Player magazine with Warren DeMartini on the cover – because it never arrived. I remember looking forward to it, I remember seeing it in guitar stores, but it never arrived at my house even though I was a subscriber. That’s how guitar-crazy the ’80s were: someone at the post office stole […]

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What To Learn from the New Angus SG

What To Learn from the New Angus SG

New ‘Signature’ Pickup… You may be aware that Gibson recently announced two new signature Angus Young Gibson SGs. One is a custom shop model – the Angus Young SG Standard – and the other is a Gibson production model that has the same name minus the Standard. We can learn about what kind of tone […]

November 23, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
Hells Bells! A New Angus Pickup…Sort Of

Hells Bells! A New Angus Pickup…Sort Of

If you follow all things Seymour Duncan, you will have seen a couple weeks ago that the company announced that Seymour himself has been working on Angus Young’s guitars. Here’s what was said: “We’ve been working behind the scenes with Angus Young for the past year. His tech, Takumi Suetsugu, contacted Seymour Duncan about dialing […]

October 13, 2009 | By | 4 Replies More
Dave Hlubek’s ‘Flirtin’ With Disaster’ Tone

Dave Hlubek’s ‘Flirtin’ With Disaster’ Tone

And Why Hatchet’s First Album Sounded Like Skynyrd I still love Molly Hatchet’s tune “Flirtin’ With Disaster”…and I know I’m not alone! A great song, fast tempo, some great guitar-playing, multiple leads – separated by the southern lead singer whistle which means “c’mon and play something” – harmony leads, it’s all there. Tone of the […]

September 16, 2009 | By | 3 Replies More
New Slash Les Paul in the Works, New Pickups

New Slash Les Paul in the Works, New Pickups

Slash signature Les Pauls must be selling pretty well because word is that the Gibson Custom Shop is working on another one, Slash’s fifth by my count. I believe that would make Slash the guy with the most signature Les Pauls ever: > In the late ’90s the Gibson Custom Shop produced the Slash Snakepit […]

September 8, 2009 | By | 4 Replies More
Ty Tabor’s Early and Latest Tones (Part 2)

Ty Tabor’s Early and Latest Tones (Part 2)

Vid: Ty Goes Through His Current Rig! In terms of Ty Tabor’s “transitional” gear, I won’t go into the gory details here, but for a long while – including King’s X’s latest album, XV – Ty used Yamaha guitars: the Les Paul-like AES series (mostly the 920), and two signature models, one of which had […]

August 31, 2009 | By | Reply More
Specs on, Pics of the Pearly Gates Replica

Specs on, Pics of the Pearly Gates Replica

Lots of websites have been jumping on the recently issued, and “lovingly crafted,” Gibson Pearly Gates replica, but haven’t mentioned the most important stuff: specs and pics! So here they are. But first, the MSRPs of the three versions of this bad-boy:

July 20, 2009 | By | Reply More
Better Info on the Lynch/Beck/Duncan Super V Pickup

Better Info on the Lynch/Beck/Duncan Super V Pickup

Based on a Jeff Beck Prototype Updated 7/3/09, 9:10 am EST at bottom of story Finally some closure (understanding of) the Seymour Duncan Custom Shop George Lynch Signature Super V pickup. The below info is from a recent thread on the Seymour Duncan forum, which referred to the following language from this post:

July 2, 2009 | By | Reply More
More Early EVH: First Frankie, Kramer Days, Studio/Pickup Tidbits

More Early EVH: First Frankie, Kramer Days, Studio/Pickup Tidbits

Wayne Charvel Suggested an Ash Body to Ed? Here are some more Edward Van Halen “back in the day” tidbits, though not as far back as last week’s article. We’ll go from farthest back to most recent. As with all Ed-related info, it’s best taken with a grain of salt because there’s been so much […]

June 29, 2009 | By | Reply More
Lynch on Tone: ‘The Less Gain, the Better’

Lynch on Tone: ‘The Less Gain, the Better’

Too Nervous to Meet Clapton?! George Lynch is a gain maniac. Always has been, WAY before the Mesa crowd stormed the gates of rock. He was using solid state Randalls before anyone even heard about Dimebag Darrell (RIP, bro). So I read with interest recent comments he made in a Guitar Center interview. In it […]

June 22, 2009 | By | Reply More
Misc Lynch CD, Tone Details

Misc Lynch CD, Tone Details

New Mob CD, Super V Pickup Info, T&N Trivia Surfed around a little and picked up the following about George Lynch, for all the fellow Lynch-heads out there. The New Mob If you don’t have Lynch Mob’s first CD, Wicked Sensation – recorded after Dokken bit the dust – you should get it. The songs […]

May 6, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More