Brian Setzer breaks down his love-hate relationship with vintage Gretsches and the roots that fed the dizzying array of styles—from bluegrass banjo to archtop jazz and rockabilly revelry—on his new album "Setzer Goes Instru-MENTAL!"
Former Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan talks about cleaning up, going to business school, taking over guitar and singing chores with his band Loaded—his longest-running band ever— and what it was like to record their sneering, hook-laden new album "The Taking" with producer Terry Date.
The Underground Custom is an evolution of the Underground 30 that incorporates different capacitors and resistors, adds a Mid control, and includes a negative feedback loop that re-voices the amp significantly.
Guitarists Aaron and Bryce Dessner talk about how quirky direction from vocalist Matt Berninger, classical-guitar icon Benjamin Verdery, and vintage Jaguars and Sheratons figure into their deceptively simple tapestries of sound.
Gibson''s latest honors Les Paul''s right-hand man, and an incredible player in his own right, Lou Pallo. The instrument incorporates elements from both traditional Standard and Custom models, with some twists like the P-90 and Dirty Fingers pickup duo.
Without scores of onboard digital effects, the DT50s ostensibly offer a simpler path to classic, authentic tube tones, response, and feel— everything from clean Fender and Vox flavors to high-gain Marshall tones.
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