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Great interview with Paul Pesco. AMS sat down with Paul Pesco to talk about his career and how he would come to work with hundreds of artists including Madonna, J-Lo and Hall and Oats.
Premier Guitar’s Shawn Hammond demos the Jaguar HC50 for the August 2013 issue of Premier Guitar.
The winters in Scandinavia are dark, just like the metal that comes out of that part of the world. And sometimes, in capturing a tone suitable for such blackness, guitarists need something with even more grime and aggression; the right balance of mids, treble and bass to instantly go from annihilating riffs to articulately cutting solos. Three large ceramic magnets and a special wind produce a distortion that is crushing with aggressive saturation in the mids and high-end. (more…)
Premier Guitar’s Shawn Hammond demos the Humphrey Amplifiers Espresso 15 tube acoustic amp for the July 2013 issue of Premier Guitar.
Premier Guitar’s Rebecca Dirks is on location in Rockford, IL, where she catches up with Joe Bonamassa’s tech Mike Hickey who details Bonamassa’s current solo rig that includes vintage Gibson Les Pauls, Firebirds, doubleneck-baritone Music Man guitar, amps from Marshall, Friedman, Diaz, and his pedalboard features several signature pedals like the Dunlop Bonamassa wah, MXR Bonamassa FET Drive, and the Bonamassa Fuzz Face.
PG’s Shawn Hammond is on location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2013 Musikmesse show, where he visits the Leather Guitars’ booth for a demo of their Samaria Series guitars.
At 1 p.m. EST today (May 17), Deep Purple premiered the music video for “Vincent Price,” a track off their new album, Now What?!, which was released April 30 in North America via Ear Music. The “Vincent Price” clip, which you can watch below, is the band’s first music video in more than 20 years.
PG’s Jeff McErlain is on location in New York City, New York, where he visits Ultra Sound Studios and Amp Sales where he checks out three Ken Fischer-built Trainwreck Amplifiers — two Express models (one was for George Lynch and the other was owned by ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons) and a Liverpool (that was Fischer’s personal amp).
The latest retro creation from Eastwood channels vintage Supros with a voice that’s all its own. If you fret and strum a few campfire chords, you’ll hear the Coronado sing with the airiness of a convertible Caddy on a mile of open road. Watch the video demo:
For fans of modern blues and/or classic rock looking for a quality axe that can take them from slicing bridge-pickup leads to funkier dual-pickup sounds and gristly neck-pickup tones, the Bluesboy is well worth checking out.
When the late Leo Fender sold his cataclysmically industry-altering enterprise to CBS in 1965, it was due to health issues, not a lack of ideas or passion. A few years later, when his health had improved and he was approaching the end of his consultancy/noncompete period with Fender, he amped things up again. He went on to pioneer active basses with his Music Man StingRay design, and then he partnered with his old Fender-days friends, drafstman George Fullerton and Dale Harris, to create G&L in 1980. (more…)