FEATURES + REVIEWS
What’s New at Winter NAMM 2010
Check out the gear that caught our
eye at the industry’s biggest trade show.
The Godin Progression Series features Godin’s GS- 2 pickups and High-Definition Revoicer
system that provides extra bite and the ability to go from passive to active tones.
90 Robby Krieger:
The Doors Distinctive Fret Master
The Doors’ fret master talks past, present and future.
108 Funky, Cheap Electrics: Formerly
Low-End Kitsch... Now Cool Collectibles
Explore yesteryear’s whacky creations from Harmony,
Danelectro, National/Valco, Teisco Del Rey, EKOs,
142 Roger Fritz Helps Resurrect the
Classic Kay Guitar Line
Building one-off replicas of these 1950s gems for
prominent producers eventually led this luthier to a
partnership with the company behind them.
145 What’s New at Winter NAMM 2010
Whet your appetite for all the droolworthy gear that’ll
soon be in your favorite local guitar shop.
114 LAG Guitars Come to America
Premier Guitar gets a sneak peek at the French guitar
company’s factory and new Tramontane line—which is
now available in the States through Korg USA.
118 The Science of Tone
Look into the microscope to see how guitar materials,
the condition of a recording studio, and the miniscule
nuances in your touch add up to a signature sound.
126 Guthrie Govan: So Far
Find out what rocks the world of the self-taught clinician,
loop master, and former Asia guitarist.
133 Back in the Rack: The Return of Lee
Get the inside story on the Metaltronix preamp that
provided those scorching ’80s tones for players like Zakk
Wylde and Akira Takasaki.
152 Tradition S2000 Deluxe
155 Tradition Jerry Reid Signature Pro
159 Cicognani Imperium H- 150
163 Kilpatrick Audio Chora Lush, Echo
Centric, Vibro Man and Lush Puppy
167 Vintage Sound Workbench
168 Tone Box Skull Crusher
171 Boss eBand JS- 8
176 Flammang Grand Concert Acoustic