August

Articles by James Egolf

Close Up The Honky Tonk: A Look at Pull-Strings

April 9, 2008
Although the term “B-Bender” refers to a specific string-bending mechanism developed in the sixties by Gene Parsons for Clarence White, it has since become an eponym, encompassing all of
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EBow Plus

April 9, 2008
Bereft of brightly colored enclosures, footswitches or 1/4” jacks, the EBow has remained unique among guitar effects by not acting like an effect at all. Instead, the EBow requires
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CustomGuitarGear: Jekeko Fixed Wah

April 9, 2008
"Parking" is the technique of moving your wah pedal to find a sweet spot, then stopping when you hear it; if you''re lucky, some muscular, snarly overdrive comes along.
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Henman-Bevilacqua S2

April 9, 2008
The folks at Henman-Bevilacqua know how to make a splash. At this year’s NAMM show, their booth – featuring white everything, including a pair of leather Mies van der
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Tubewonder Harmonic Control Amplifier

April 9, 2008
“I don’t know if that cabinet will work – the Tubewonder is kinda finicky about speaker cabinets,” offered the voice on the other end of the phone. It was
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Delay Shootout: TC Electronic, Eventide and EH

March 11, 2008
Every now and then, similar enough products are released within a short enough span to provide us with the opportunity to do a proper shootout. Recently, three major manufacturers
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Reinhardt SV 18 Head & Cab

February 15, 2008
For an amp originally produced for just two short years in the mid-sixties, the Marshall 1974X has spawned quite a bit of interest, inspiring everything from boutique amps based
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Carr Mini-Mercury

February 15, 2008
When the Carr Mercury was released, it quickly gained nearly mythical status amoung guitarists. Generally mentioned in the same breath as its price, the Mercury was nevertheless regarded as
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One With Everything: The Story of the Stereo Memory Man with Hazarai

February 8, 2008
The question on everyone’s mind after seeing the Stereo Memory Man with Hazarai for the first time is, “What in the hell is Hazarai?” I was fortunate enough to
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Mama’s Little Baby Loves Catalinbread

January 30, 2008
After sourcing some small Hammond cases at the local Fry’s, Catalinbread’s own Nicholas Harris decided to see how much tone he could finagle out of the diminutive boxen, and in
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Right Hand Man: René Martinez

January 9, 2008
There are guys that can fix your guitar and then there''s René Martinez. We sit down to talk all things guitar with one of the best techs in the
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Pickguards & Nitro: Inside PRS, the Mira and the DGT

January 9, 2008
Let’s play a word association game. After you finish reading the next sentence, close your eyes and tell me the first thing that pops into your head. What do
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Liquid Metal Guitars

January 9, 2008
I ran into Phil Cook at the Premier Guitar Festival in Boston. His booth was over in no man’s land, near the concession stand tables and Army recruiter’s booth,
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Maxon Nine Series Pedals

January 9, 2008
Maxon has recently released three new overdrive pedals and a new take on an old favorite delay. What sets these pedals apart from traditional reissue pedals is the fact
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Tagima Vernon Neilly VN1 Signature Guitar

December 11, 2007
Mention Brazil, and my mind conjures up all sorts of things: Rio’s Christo Redentor; a brilliant Terry Gilliam movie, Brazil; the famous Ary Barroso tune that inspired the Terry
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Motion Sound SRV-112 Rotary Speaker Cabinet

December 11, 2007
From the jazz organ trios of the ‘50s and early ‘60s to the heavy metal histrionics of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, guitarists have coveted their B-3 wielding
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Books You Should Read

December 11, 2007
Guitar Heaven by Neville Marten Naming a book Guitar Heaven is a ballsy move, to be sure. Considering that “Guitar Heaven” is a place most of us have dreamed
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SRV's Lenny

November 9, 2007
Guitar Center & Fender Introduce: SRVs Lenny Throughout the years, the story of how Lenny came into Stevie Ray Vaughan’s possession has taken on an almost mythical status, but
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Folk Handbook

November 9, 2007
The Folk Handbook draws us into the rarified world of Victorian-era song collectors, folk-music revivalists, revisionist researchers and explores how folk music continues to affect both Brits and Yanks,
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ProStageGear PS-GFC

November 9, 2007
Every once in a while a product comes along that’s such a good idea that you wonder why it hasn’t been around forever; the ProStageGear PS-GFC flight case/ gig
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