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In Rememberance: Brad Delp

In Rememberance: Brad Delp

Singer Brad Delp’s tenure with the band Boston had its ups and downs, but Delp played a significant part in three of Boston’s four albums, including their debut self-titled smash

Singer Brad Delp’s tenure with the band Boston had its ups and downs, but Delp played a significant part in three of Boston’s four albums, including their debut self-titled smash hit, and helped produce many universally recognizable tunes like, “More than a Feeling,” and “Peace of Mind.” Since Boston produced music on and off for more than 20 years, with the band’s lineup constantly changing, Delp filled in the space between Boston albums with other musical ventures.

Always keeping his foot in the music industry door, Delp released a solo album, teamed with Boston bandmate Barry Goudreau for two different projects: Orion the Hunter and RTZ. He also served as a guest on the albums of Keith Emerson and the Lisa Guyer Band, and even formed a Beatles tribute band.

Divorced twice, Delp’s personal life was as rocky as his tenure with Boston, although things seemed to be looking up in 2007. Delp was engaged and Boston was reuniting for an album and a tour. However, on March 9, 2007, Delp was found dead in his home. The death was attributed to suicide, and Boston’s future remains uncertain.

With many Boston fans on our staff, Premier Guitar honor’s Delp’s contribution to rock history – rock on Brad!

We’re unpacking Reid’s playing—from his early days in the NYC jazz underground through his work with Living Colour and into supergroup superstardom—and his longstanding gear-acquisition-syndrome.

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Gibson’s Theodore model

PRS Guitars and Ted McCarty family drop “Theodore” trademark objection, and Gibson agrees to drop opposition to PRS’s “594” and “Silver Sky Nebula” trademarks and trademark applications.

PRS Guitars yesterday announced that it has withdrawn its objection to Gibson’s registration of the “Theodore” trademark. In a press release, PRS stated it continues to hold dear and protect its long-standing agreement with Ted McCarty and the McCarty family regarding the exclusive rights to the “McCarty” trademark and to McCarty’s name and persona, first developed directly with Ted himself more than 25 years ago. After a series of private negotiations, Gibson has also agreed to drop its opposition to PRS’s “594” and “Silver Sky Nebula” trademarks and trademark applications.

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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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