That Was The Year... 1987

Lags, Laz­ers And Lan­cashire

Guitar Techniques - - Intro -

THE WE­STONE CLIP­PER CL3012 is just the job if you’re strapped for cash. A Tele­caster style body shape but with sharper cut­away, it com­bines a sin­gle-coil Al­nico pickup with an Al­nico hum­bucker at the bridge. The hum­bucker also ben­e­fits from three-way on/off/coil-tap switch­ing and the gui­tar also fea­tures a Bend mas­ter Deluxe tremolo sys­tem. MAR­GARET THATCHER BE­GINS her third term as Prime Min­is­ter; US Pres­i­dent Ron­ald Rea­gan’s fit­ness comes un­der scru­tiny fol­low­ing prostate surgery, but just a few weeks later he chal­lenges Rus­sian Pre­mier Mikhail Gor­bachev to de­mol­ish the Berlin Wall; spe­cial en­voy Terry Waite is kid­napped in Beirut; and New Zealand de­clares it­self a Nu­clear Free Zone. FRENCH GUI­TAR MAN­U­FAC­TURER LAG in­tro­duces the Rockline Lazer which brings an im­pres­sive body fin­ish to their pop­u­lar ‘Su­per strat’ model. The gui­tar also fea­tures two sin­gle-coils and a hum­bucker from Sey­mour Dun­can along with a Floyd Rose vi­brato sys­tem and string lock­ing nut. With just Vol­ume and Tone con­trols and a five-way pickup se­lec­tor switch its cir­cuitry is con­sid­er­ably sim­pler than some of the com­pany’s other Rockline mod­els. AL­BUM RE­LEASES IN­CLUDE Gary Moore – Wild Fron­tier, Michael Jack­son – Bad, Pink Floyd – A Mo­men­tary Lapse Of Rea­son, Ge­orge Michael – Faith, Deep Pur­ple – The House Of Blue Light, The Smiths – The World Won’t Lis­ten and Louder Than Bombs, San­tana – Free­dom, Bryan Adams – Into The Fire, Level 42 – Run­ning In The Fam­ily and U2’s The Joshua Tree. The sin­gle re­lease video for Where The Streets Have No Name is shot on a rooftop in Los Angeles in­spired by The Bea­tles’ rooftop con­cert of 1969. The Doo­bie Broth­ers and Lynyrd Skynyrd re­form. THE EAST LAN­CASHIRE HER­ITAGE RAIL­WAY is opened, run­ning a steam ser­vice be­tween Rams­bot­tom and Bury; rac­ing jockey Lester Pig­gott is jailed for tax eva­sion; Mi­crosoft re­leases Win­dows 2.0; Star Trek – The Next Gen­er­a­tion is syn­di­cated for Amer­i­can TV; and con­tracts are signed al­low­ing the con­struc­tion of the Euro Dis­ney Re­sort out­side Paris. JIM MAR­SHALL CEL­E­BRATES 50 years in mu­sic and 25 years of pro­duc­ing am­pli­fiers; Fen­der opens its Cus­tom Shop for busi­ness; El­ton John un­der­goes throat surgery; and in­ducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year are Ed­die Cochran, Ricky Nel­son, Roy Or­bi­son and Bill Ha­ley and at last a woman is in­cluded - Miss Aretha Franklin. THE REF­ER­ENCE 600 COMBO BY DYNACORD stands out as it sports a hand­some Tof­fee Ap­ple Red lac­quer. This two-chan­nel tube amp is built in Ger­many and has sep­a­rate con­trols for each chan­nel, mak­ing it ideal for set­ting up clean and dirty sounds. It possesses huge tonal abil­ity and the 12-inch speaker per­forms with author­ity. A rack mount ver­sion is also avail­able and the build qual­ity is Teu­ton­i­cally ex­cel­lent!

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