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87No discussion of 1960s rock is complete without mention of underrated guitarists like John Cipollina of Quicksilver Messenger Service (left) and 10 others players who left an indelible impression during the psychedelic era.
82 Guild Amps of the 1950s
Get a look at Guild’s first amp line, the Masteramp series,
which came in three varieties and was even transformerless at one point.
87 Unsung Heroes
Find out why the names Vinny Martell, Zal Yanovsky, Gene
Cornish, Michael Monarch, Randy California, Dick Wagner,
Erik Braunn, Jerry Miller, Eddie Phillips, and Roy Wood
deserve a spot in your ’60s rock pantheon.
108 The Black Keys
Blues-infused songsmith Dan Auerbach talks about old
Japanese fuzz boxes, watching bluegrass videos, his
band’s new album, and more.
119 Builder Profile: Sommatone Amps
Jimmy Somma isn’t interested in building Fender, Marshall
or Vox clones—his amps draw from all three legacies.
129 Guitars for Vets
Organizers Patrick Nettesheim and Dan Van Buskirk help
veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder find hope
again through music.
138 Builder Profile: Parsons Guitars
Cow skulls, copper tops, vacuum cleaner parts… Randy
Parsons is blazing his own trail as a luthier, and his guitars
are ending up in the hands of players like Jimmy Page
and Jack Black.
149 New York Amp Show
We take you to the East coast, where 40+ amp builders
took over a hotel so the faithful could come and play.
154 Summer NAMM
Nashville, anyone? We take you to Guitar Town for the
musical instrument industry’s summer convention.
162 Dynamic 2040 HG DynaLead
165 Harden Engineering Switchblade
168 Vox AGA70 Acoustic Amp
171 Port City Sahana Head and Cab
174 Mesa/Boogie TransAtlantic TA- 15
177 Reverend Pete Anderson
180 Kala U-Bass
183 Aracom Amp Attenuator
186 Dunlop Jerry Cantrell Wah
188 Amptweaker TightDrive
191 Amptweaker Bass TightDrive