A few highlights from Day 3 of NAMM.

Supro was in the house with a brand-new recreation of a classic, revered amp. The all-tube, high-gain 1x12 Black Magick brings us back to the dimensions, cosmetics, and circuitry of the Supro amps from 1959, just like the one Pagey loaned to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame museum. The preamp features two channels wired in parallel with independent volumes and a single, shared tone control, and the front-end topology of the original '59 Supro has been streamlined in the 25-watt Black Magick with automatic linking of channel 1 and 2 when using only the first input jack.

Des Rocs on Queen's "We Will Rock You" | Hooked

Daniel Rocco explains how the News of the World track deconstructed the rock-song formula, compares the opening to Jaws, and praises Brian May's wizardry.

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Megadeth founder teams up with Gibson for his first acoustic guitar in the Dave Mustaine Collection.

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Gibson 1960 Les Paul 0 8145 is from the final year of the model’s original-production era, and likely from one of the later runs.

The story of 1960 Gibson Les Paul 0 8145—a ’burst with a nameplate and, now, a reputation.

These days it’s difficult to imagine any vintage Gibson Les Paul being a tough sell, but there was a time when 1960 ’bursts were considered less desirable than the ’58s and ’59s of legend—even though Clapton played a ’60 cherry sunburst in his Bluesbreakers days. Such was the case in the mid 1990s, when the family of a local musician who was the original owner of one of these guitars walked into Rumble Seat Music’s original Ithaca, New York, store with this column’s featured instrument.

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