That Was The Year... 1978

Guitar Techniques - - INTRO -


gui­tars and the much an­tic­i­pated twin pickup Sabre bass. The gui­tars were ba­si­cally an up­grade of their orig­i­nal St­ingray. The mod­els look iden­ti­cal but the Sabre I has a fret board ra­dius of 12” and on the Sabre II it’s 7.25. Most mod­els are fin­ished in Sun­burst or nat­u­ral and although the bass fea­tures two hum­buck­ers they are smaller units than on the St­ingray Bass.

SE­vErE Bl­iZ­ZArDS hiT

the south west dur­ing Fe­bru­ary; four piers are ru­ined at Skeg­ness, Herne Bay, Hun­stan­ton and Mar­gate due to a North Sea storm surge; the first of­fi­cial na­tur­ist beach opens in Cove­hurst Bay near Hast­ings; public out­cry leads to a re­duc­tion of Grey seals be­ing culled in Orkney and the West­ern Is­lands; and the first woman to sail sin­gle-hand­edly around the world is Naomi James.

by op­po­si­tion leader Mar­garet Thatcher that many Bri­tons fear be­ing ‘swamped by peo­ple with a dif­fer­ent cul­ture’ opin­ion polls put the Con­ser­va­tives eleven points ahead of the Labour gov­ern­ment. The State Earn­ings-Re­lated Pen­sion Scheme is in­tro­duced, plans are an­nounced for a new exam to re­place O Lev­els and CSE’s un­em­ploy­ment reaches one and a half mil­lion while In­fla­tion drops to 8.3%, the low­est level for six years.

Dou­glas Adams’ play The Hitch­hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy; the Prince Ed­ward Theatre in Lon­don stages An­drew Lloyd Web­ber’s mu­si­cal Evita; Mil­ton Keynes sees the ar­rival of their iconic Con­crete Cows; Mota­bil­ity is founded to pro­vide cars for dis­abled peo­ple; strikes lead to the clo­sure of 23 Ford car plants; a baker’s strike leads to panic bread buy­ing so bak­eries im­pose ra­tioning; and Nor­ton Vil­liers Tri­umph mo­tor­cy­cle man­u­fac­turer is liq­ui­dated

to the Sex Pis­tols’ fi­nal gig in at the Win­ter­land Ball­room and the Dead Kennedys’ first one at the Mabuhay Gar­dens; Satur­day Night Fever and Grease dom­i­nate cine­mas and the al­bum charts; The Who play their fi­nal show with Keith Moon dur­ing a filmed per­for­mance for The Kids Are Al­right movie as Keith dies just 20 days af­ter the re­lease of their eighth stu­dio al­bum, Who Are You; Gary Moore re­places Brian Robert­son on gui­tar in Thin Lizzy and Michael Schenker leaves UFO to re­join Scor­pi­ons.

the de­sign of its range with a change of type­face, re­plac­ing the iconic bas­ketweave grille with black ma­te­rial and a sleeker look gen­er­ally for the Hustler and Se­ries Two ranges of gui­tar and bass am­pli­fiers. The Or­ange Hustler 125 Re­verb Twin is a two-chan­nel combo with a solid ply­wood car­cass, two 12-inch HP speak­ers and 2 huge trans­form­ers! The Or­ange Shop is forced to close due to the re­de­vel­op­ment in New Comp­ton Street.


BBc rA­Dio 4 BroAD­cASTS

SAN FrAN­ciSco plAyS hoST

or­ANGE AM­pli­Fi­cA­TioN up­DATES

Prs Gui­tars eurOPe has an­nounced the launch of a new, limited edi­tion se sig­na­ture model, avail­able ex­clu­sively this side of the at­lantic. cre­ated in con­junc­tion with gui­tarist ace from multi-plat­inum brit-rock­ers

Ace of Skunk Anan­sie with PRS SE Ace

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