Don Peake wields one of his longtime companions, the Gibson ES-335 model.

Photo courtesy of Don Peake

The Wrecking Crew guitarist played with the Everly Brothers, the Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, and many more. He shares memories of hanging with Elvis, the Beatles, and the Stones, long sessions with Phil Spector, recording with Sonny and Cher, and spitballing now-iconic guitar lines ingrained in music history.

The Wrecking Crew was a group of Los Angeles session players who shaped hundreds of hit records in the '60s and early '70s. The list of guitarists often named as crew members includes Tommy Tedesco, James Burton, Glen Campbell, Al Casey, Barney Kessel, and Howard Roberts. More rarely mentioned is Don Peake, who was right there in the studio trenches with them, creating timeless tracks for Phil Spector and others.

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SolidGoldFX EM-III Multi-Head Octave Echo Demo - First Look

An echo machine from Quebec is a ticket to sweet repeats and mutant glitchy and octave delays.

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Rig Rundown - Whores

Snap! Crackle! Pop! You've never heard T-styles deliciously deformed like this pair of steamrollers piloted by noise-rocker Christian Lembach.

As this Rundown unravels, your inner armchair expert (especially once we get to the pedals) may scream "gluttony." And you're not wrong, but Whores creator Christian Lembach doesn't care to be right.

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Deceptively simple—this straight-ahead rocker is a many-toned, stereo-enabled scorcher with a subtle side.

Very well made, cleverly simple yet deceptively versatile. It's a superbly playable guitar that translates easily to a wide range of playing styles.

Pricey.

$2,799

Ernie Ball Music Man Dustin Kensrue StingRay
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Further stretching the reach and diversity in its Artist Series, Ernie Ball Music Man's latest offering beautifully embodies the subtle power of the player that gives it its name. Dustin Kensrue has shepherded his band Thrice's development from post-hardcore/punk thrashers to more mature and evocative stylists, and forged a flourishing solo career as a singer/songwriter plumbing the emotive depths and possibilities of heavy rock. Appropriately, the new Dustin Kensrue StingRay from Ernie Ball Music Man is subtly beautiful, restrained, powerful, and surprisingly adaptable.

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The ST-ES and ST-ET models are chock full of single-coil and humbucker pickup combinations and come equipped with a German Floyd Rose system.

The company worked with Michael Angelo Batio to design two of its three new series.

Sawtooth Guitars are proud to announce three new guitar lines for 2021! The Hybrid and ST-M24 models designed with legendary guitarist, Michael Angelo Batio, as well as the eye-catching Relic Series, are sure to blow every guitar player's minds. Sawtooth's focus is to bring high quality and innovative designs that exceed all players expectations at an achievable price. These three new guitar series from Sawtooth deserve a spot in every guitarists collection.

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Nick Perri on Nirvana's "Come As You Are" - Hooked

The good vibes, retro rocker remembers his "cool" aunt sneaking him some quintessential rock cassettes that led him to the watershed album and forever changing his life's course.

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