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Summer NAMM '12 - TV Jones Spectra Sonic C Melody Baritone Demo

PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2012 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the TV Jones booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear the Spectra Sonic C Melody Baritone. For more Summer NAMM 2012 video demos or to watch one of Premier Guitar's 1700 other clips online, be sure to visit https://www.premierguitar.com/video



PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2012 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the TV Jones booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear the Spectra Sonic C Melody Baritone.

For more Summer NAMM 2012 video demos or to watch one of Premier Guitar's 1700 other clips online, be sure to visit https://www.premierguitar.com/video

With a team of experts on hand, we look at six workhorse vintage amps you can still find for around $1,000 or less.

If you survey the gear that shows up on stages and studios for long enough, you’ll spot some patterns in the kinds of guitar amplification players are using. There’s the rotating cast of backline badasses that do the bulk of the work cranking it out every day and night—we’re all looking at you, ’65 Deluxe Reverb reissue.

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Amazon Prime Day is here (July 16-17). Whether you're a veteran player or just picking up your first guitar, these are some bargains you don't want to miss. Check out more deals here! https://amzn.to/3LskPRV

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A technicolor swirl of distortion, drive, boost, and ferocious fuzz.

Summons a wealth of engaging, and often unique, boost, drive, distortion, and fuzz tones that deviate from common templates. Interactive controls.

Finding just-right tones, while rewarding, might demand patience from less assured and experienced drive-pedal users. Tone control could be more nuanced.

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Danelectro Nichols 1966
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The Danelectro Nichols 1966, in spite of its simplicity, feels and sounds like a stompbox people will use in about a million different ways. Its creator, Steve Ridinger, who built the first version as an industrious Angeleno teen in 1966, modestly calls the China-made Nichols 1966 a cross between a fuzz and a distortion. And, at many settings, it is most certainly that.

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The author standing next to a Richardson gunstock lathe purchased from Gibson’s Kalamazoo factory. It was used to make six necks at a time at Gibson in the 1950s and 1960s.

Keep your head down and put in the work if you want to succeed in the gear-building business.

The accelerated commodification of musical instruments during the late 20th century conjures up visions of massive factories churning out violins, pianos, and, of course, fretted instruments. Even the venerable builders of the so-called “golden age” were not exactly the boutique luthier shops of our imagination.

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