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Riffs: Combustion Guitar, Irish Traveler, Oasis Attacked

Woody B''s Internal Combustion Guitar from Internalcombustionguitar.com We thought we''d heard of everything, especially after yesterday''s "Riffs" featuring the Heineken keg can 5W amp. Well, if you like the

Woody B''s Internal Combustion Guitar

from Internalcombustionguitar.com


We thought we''d heard of everything, especially after yesterday''s "Riffs" featuring the Heineken keg can 5W amp. Well, if you like the rumble of a hog between your legs, you may love the rumble between your fingertips with this guitar. Created by Woody B, calling home Coupeville, WA, who claims to have been turned onto this idea for the Internal Combustion Guitar way back in 1967 when he first met Hendrix and felt the vibration of Jimi''s Marshalls. With the cost ranging from $2400-2800, maybe we''ll hold out for a bit longer and get a HD Sportster for the office.

Emerald Joins Traveling Guitar Ranks

from Emeraldlife.com


Didn''t find your travel guitar in our May ''08 feature? Perhaps try the luck of the Irish. The good people at Emerald Guitars based out of Cavanacaw, Ireland, have recently created the X5 Life travel guitar. While it uses all full-scale options and setup, the guitar is suitable for nearly all airline travel as a carry-on option. The staff at Emerald have uploaded several photos of them playing and later attempting to drown the guitar along the Irish coastline.

Noel Gallagher Attacked Onstage

from NYTimes.com


The British band Oasis postponed its concert in London, Ontario, on Tuesday after an attack on the band’s guitarist, Noel Gallagher, at a concert on Sunday. The Associated Press reported. Mr. Gallagher was injured onstage when a man pushed him from behind at a performance at the Virgin Festival in Toronto. The band’s Web site, oasisinet.com, said that Mr. Gallagher’s ribs and a hip were bruised.

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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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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