Tha t Wa s The Ye a r... 2013

Bon­nie, Prince George & Bomb­shells

Guitar Techniques - - Q&a -

SCHECTER EX­PANDS ITS DI­A­MOND SE­RIES with two new guitars, the Ul­tra B-17 Bomb­shell and the PT F4 Phan­tom, con­tin­u­ing the Avi­a­tion Col­lec­tion de­signs by cov­ing the guitars with WWII bomber and fighter de­cals and riv­ets. While this pre­sen­ta­tion may limit their ap­peal they are fan­tas­tic sound­ing and ver­sa­tile in­stru­ments. The Tele-like Phan­tom is loaded with two Schecter Cus­tom Al­nico hum­buck­ers and the re­verse-bod­ied Bomb­shell fea­tures Seymour Dun­can Ac­tive Black­out hum­buck­ers and both are ready for ac­tion. THE MU­SIC IN­DUS­TRY MOURNS THE LOSS OF Peter Banks, Alvin Lee, JJ Cale, Lou Reed, Richie Havens, Reg Pres­ley, George Jones, Jeff Han­ne­man (Slayer), Ray Man­zarek ( The Doors), Jim Hall, Rick Hux­ley (Dave Clark Five), Clive Burr (Sam­son, Iron Maiden), Tony Sheri­dan, Kevin Ay­ers, Kenny Ball, Terry Light­foot, Trevor Bolder (Bowie, Uriah Heep), Patti Page, Trevor Gor­don ( The Mar­bles), Ey­die Gormé, Mindy McCready, Chi Cheng (Deftones), Chrissy Am­phlett (Divinyls) and pro­ducer Andy Johns. We wel­come to the world, Prince George of Cam­bridge. AS THE DATE FOR THE SCOT­TISH IN­DE­PEN­DENCE REF­ER­EN­DUM is an­nounced as 18 Septem­ber next year Prime Min­is­ter David Cameron re­jects the idea of a head-to-head TV de­bate with Alex Sal­mond, Scot­land’s First Min­is­ter. All for­mer po­lice forces in the coun­try are merged to be­come known as Po­lice Scot­land. The Na­tional Crime Agency is also brought into ac­tion and is de­signed to tackle some of Bri­tain’s most se­ri­ous crimes. GODIN RE­LEASES THE MON­TREAL PREMIERE, a fine Les Paul shaped gui­tar with a hol­low body, twin hum­buck­ers and a hard­tail. The body fea­tures a spruce cen­tre block that is arched in three places so there is more con­tact with the top than the back and al­lows the sound to cir­cu­late. While the body is bound front and back the neck is un­adorned and the rosewood fret­board sports sim­ple pearloid dots. RICHIE SAMB­ORA QUITS BON JOVI just hours be­fore a con­cert; Kate Bush re­ceives a CBE from the Queen; Bon­nie Tyler per­forms Be­lieve In Me in the Euro­vi­sion Song Contest and fin­ishes 19th; Fall Out Boy re­forms; My Chem­i­cal Ro­mance and The Mars Volta dis­band; Stone Tem­ple Pi­lots re­place singer Scott Wei­land with Ch­ester Ben­ning­ton from Linkin Park; Paul McCart­ney’s new al­bum is ap­pro­pri­ately called New and Jimi Hen­drix’s Peo­ple, Hell And An­gels al­bum is re­leased. TWO NEW SIGMA MA­HOGANY-TOPPED elec­tro-acous­tics com­bine clas­sic looks with elec­tronic ver­sa­til­ity and all at a bud­get price. Both the SDM-15 and the S000M-15 mod­els re­tail at just un­der £500 and look like purely acous­tic guitars but the dis­crete in­clu­sion of Fish­man Soni­tone elec­tron­ics with end­pin jack and sound­hole-mounted tone and vol­ume con­trols make them more use­able on stage and in the record­ing stu­dio.

Sigma SDM-15 Dread­nought elec­tro-acous­tic

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