We’ll admit that sometimes we wrestle over the features in our magazine. When we heard that
John Sayles, the master American chronicler and director of movies like Eight Men Out and City of
Hope, was releasing a new film about the moment that the blues went electric, we were excited to
talk with him. But we wondered if readers would be interested, or if we’d get deluged with letters
demanding more guitar porn. Fortunately, the interview was great, John had some deep insights on
American music and all was well in the world. Perhaps our sit down with Leslie West or our gratuitous
tour through Taylor’s El Cajon, California factory helped our case. Whichever way you’re leaning, drop
us a line and let us know how we’re doing. Point your emails to
1/2 Ain’t Bad
Thanks for the interview with John Sayles in
the June issue [“Honeydripper”]. He’s one
of my favorite directors and I’m a giant fan
of his work with Bruce Springsteen… Sayles’
love for American music is well documented; it’s awesome to see him taking on this
type of project. Keep it up.
Thanks for “In Rememberance: Mike Battle.”
I didn’t know who Mike was before I read
the article, but I have been into the Echoplex
since I started playing – when you could still
pick them up at garage sales! Anyway, thanks
for teaching me something new.
We’ve got a few corrections to pass along
Our July interview with Loni Specter should
have credited the photographs of Loni as
courtesy of Denny Gerard of Denny Gerard
In Rememberance: Mike Battle
Come on guys – why is there a “Cinema
Spotlight” in my guitar magazine?
Hi, I read an article regarding Taylor Guitars
in the June issue [“Taylor Made”], and I
noticed that almost no one was wearing protection gear in the photos. It looks funny that
no one has protection while working at such
a pro shop.
We’re Alternate Tuning Nuts
The fingerstyle lesson was an interesting
idea [“Right Hand Fingerstyle Workshop,”
June 08], but why was there an example in
DADGAD? An oddball tuning seems unnecessary to practice your right hand technique.
I’ve been a Leslie West fan for ages – thanks
for the great interview. More Leslie!
An Actual Letter
Holy shitballs! I’ve been a gear freak for
years and this is the best gear mag ever!
Great info on all kinds of vintage, boutique,
new gear and the little guys.
Our July review of G7th’s new Nashville
Capo listed an incorrect price. The list price
should have read $29.99.
Our July Amp Show section incorrectly listed
contact information for Tonic Amps. People
interested in contacting Fane Pro Audio or
Tonic Amps should call 928-853-2035 or