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The Sword’s Kyle Shutt onstage at Waterloo Records and Video in Austin, Texas, on August 23, 2010. Photo by John Carrico
Bob Mothersbaugh deconstructs how his love of blues masters
and a de-evolutionary approach to playing and gear helped
Devo revolutionize popular music.
107 Builder Profile: Brown Note Amps
Find out how Moss Hudson started out building DIY amp kits
and progressed to the point where he’s wowing amp-show
crowds and working with his teenage-genius son on a new
programmable tube amp for blues-rock hero Pete Anderson.
115 The Sword
After two albums walking the line between heavy rock and metal,
J.D. Cronise and Kyle Shutt of the Sword unabashedly indulge
their taste for riffs and grooves with Warp Riders.
126 Daniel Lanois
Whether producing Neil Young, U2, and Bob Dylan, or shaping
mysterious guitar textures in Black Dub, Daniel Lanois uses soul
and sonic alchemy to create some of the most beautiful and
distinctive sounds in rock.
139 The Legend of Slash’s Appetite
for Destruction Les Paul
Thomas Scott McKenzie walks us through the swirling mythology
surrounding the guitar the Top-Hatted One used to rescue rock
’n’ roll from the clutches of thin, overprocessed tone.
148 Schroeder Edge Doublecut
153 Maton MS500/HC Semi-hollowbody
159 DBZ Peacemaker Cavallo V
167 Budda Superdrive Series II V- 40
172 Fishman Loudbox
Mini Acoustic Amp
Matamp MiniMat II Head
Scarlett Screamer 70 Head
MXR M82 Bass Envelope Filter
Sonuus G2M MIDI Converter