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Articles by Wallace Marx Jr

Gibson's Western Frontier: The 1955 - 1958 GA-70 Amplifier

April 15, 2010
Is the Gibson GA-70 the coolest vintage amp of all time?
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Larry Taylor, Jerry Lee Lewis and Gear that Comes and Goes

March 11, 2010
Gear comes and goes in the most interesting ways, even if you''re Jerry Lee Lewis
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Sherwin Linton, Crib Rods, and the Origins of the B-Bender

February 11, 2010
The tale behind how the B-Bender came to be
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Putting the Hex On: the Postmodern Pickups

January 14, 2010
The past and future of hex pickups.
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The Pickup Story, Part III: The Road to the Humbucker

December 17, 2009
Setting the record straight about how and when hum-canceling pickups turned up
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Two Necks Are Better Than One: A Brief History of Multi-Neck Guitars

December 17, 2009
From the primitive examples dating back to 1690, to the more modern Gibson offerings, we trace the important moments in the development and rise in prominence of multi-neck guitars.
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The Pickup Story, Part II: De Armond Guitar Microphones

November 18, 2009
The history of the De Armond pickups found in early Guild, D''Angelico, Epiphone, and Martin guitars, among many other brands.
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Anatomy of a Classic: Gibson 1949 GA-CB

September 18, 2009
The high-end of Gibson''s postwar amplifiers, the GA-CB is now one of the rarest vintage amps around.
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The Pickup Story, Part I: the 1920s

September 18, 2009
The early days of pickups: beginning in the late-twenties and early thirties
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