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THE PINKBURST PROJECT
Twisted Sister’s Jay Jay French commissions a who’s-who of guitar and bass manufacturers to create 25 custom “pinkburst” guitars and amps to benefit research into
uveitis—a disease responsible for 10 percent of blindness in the US.
The world-renowned fingerstyle guru
talks about his new album, Vividly,
breaking his effects addiction, and why
he made DADGAD his go-to tuning
more than 30 years ago.
5 FUNK GUITARISTS YOU
Meet the players who’ve done more than any other to
set heads a-bobbing, hips a-swaying, and dance floors
afire around the globe.
Paul McCartney sideman Brian
Ray talks about the decade he’s
spent backing a Beatle—
including his one-song audition in
front of 80,000 football fans—
as well as the smorgasbord of
vintage gear he used to track his
latest solo album, This Way Up.
SoCal punk veteran Mike Ness and co-guitarist Jonny Wickersham talk about
P- 90 addiction, Ness’ knack for engrossing
lyrics, and what it was like for the Les Paul
Deluxe-loving frontman to produce their
new Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes.
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Teye Guitars La Pirata Custom Plus
• Way Huge Green Rhino Overdrive
MkII • Boomerang III Phrase Sampler
• Line 6 DT50 112 • Eastwood Warren Ellis Tenor Guitar • Manson E-Bass
John Paul Jones • DLS Effects Versa Vibe • Nolatone Ampworks Rotten
Johnny • Stadler Guitars Goldtop • Guild D- 50 Standard • DDyna Bass 10