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Riffs: Zep Tour, Rocking for Uncle Sam, a Very Twisted Bass

Page Addresses Zeppelin Tour from Rolling Stone You may have noticed we didn''t jump all over the Zeppelin Bonnaroo headliner rumors a few months ago. The details were just

Jimmy Page

Page Addresses Zeppelin Tour

from Rolling Stone


You may have noticed we didn''t jump all over the Zeppelin Bonnaroo headliner rumors a few months ago. The details were just too sketchy for us to pass anything along. Finally, here''s Jimmy Page addressing the Bonnaroo rumor and the possibility of touring later this year.
Sam want to rock

Uncle Sam Wants You to Rock

from a Wired Blog


Up for touring Afghanistan and Kuwait Bob Hope-style? The Armed Services are looking for rockers. Here''s the actual military verbiage. For some perspective, check out this blog.
Twisted Bass

That is One Twisted Bass, Dude

from Little Guitar Works


Rather than a parallel nut and bridge, this bass has 30 degrees of rotation between the two.
The Return of Johnny Cash—John Carter Cash Interview
The Return of Johnny Cash—John Carter Cash Interview on Johnny’s New Songwriter Album

The Man in Black returns with the unreleased Songwriter album. John Carter Cash tells us the story.

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This 1968 Epiphone Al Caiola Standard came stocked with P-90s and a 5-switch Tone Expressor system.

Photo courtesy of Guitar Point (guitarpoint.de)

Photo courtesy of Guitar Point (guitarpoint.de)

The session ace’s signature model offers a wide range of tones at the flip of a switch … or five.

Hello and welcome back to Mod Garage. Not long ago, I came home late from a band rehearsal, still overly excited about the new songs we played. I got myself a coffee (I know, it's a crazy procedure to calm down) and turned on the TV. I ended up with an old Bonanza episode from the ’60s, the mother of all Western TV series. Hearing the theme after a long time instantly reminded me of the great Al Caiola, who is the prolific session guitarist who plays on the song. With him in mind, I looked up the ’60s Epiphone “Al Caiola” model and decided I want to talk about the Epiphone/Gibson Tone Expressor system that was used in this guitar.

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Slinky playability, snappy sounds, and elegant, comfortable proportions distinguish an affordable 0-bodied flattop.

Satisfying, slinky playability. Nice string-to-string balance. Beautiful, comfortable proportions.

Cocobolo-patterned HPL back looks plasticky.

$699

Martin 0-X2E
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Embracing the idea of an acoustic flattop made with anything other than wood can, understandably, be tricky stuff. There’s a lot of precedent for excellent-sounding acoustics built with alternative materials, though. Carbon-fiber flattops can sound amazing and I’ve been hooked by the sound and playability of Ovation and Adamas instruments many times.

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The GibsonES Supreme Collection (L-R) in Seafoam Green, Bourbon Burst, and Blueberry Burst.

The new Gibson ES Supreme offers AAA-grade figured maple tops, Super Split Block inlays, push/pull volume controls, and Burstbucker pickups.

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