That Was The Year... 2006 Trussart, Thames and Twit­ter

Guitar Techniques - - INTRO -

LAUNCH FOR THE JACK­SON

Ke3 gui­tar with an ex­plorer/de­stroyer styled alder body, a pointed head­stock and a mon­ster sound from the two seymour dun­can pick­ups. to be pre­cise there’s a tB-4 JB at the bridge and an sh-2 at the neck with just a three-way se­lec­tor switch and a mas­ter vol­ume con­trol! the rose­wood board fea­tures shark­fin in­lays and there’s a Floyd Rose dou­ble­lock­ing vi­brato unit. of­fered in a va­ri­ety of colours in­clud­ing trans­par­ents, swirls and skulls.

PAUL McCART­NEY FI­NALLY REACHES 64

years of age hav­ing writ­ten When i’m sixty-Four many years ago. all saints, Ge­n­e­sis and take that get back to­gether again; Paul Rodgers joins forces with Brian may and Roger tay­lor to work on an al­bum to­gether. sadly Buck owens, arthur Lee (Love), syd Bar­rett and Freddy Fen­der all play their fi­nal chords, while a new form of so­cial me­dia is launched un­der the name of twit­ter.

NASA IS EX­CEP­TION­ALLY BUSY.

its star­dust probe suc­cess­fully re­turns to earth with dust from a comet; the mars Re­con­nais­sance or­biter reaches its des­ti­na­tion and as the Cassini–huy­gens space­craft en­coun­ters saturn’s moon ence­ladus it dis­cov­ers gey­sers of liq­uid shoot­ing from the sur­face, which could in­di­cate the pres­ence of wa­ter. the new hori­zons space­craft is sent on a nine-year jour­ney to Pluto just as the in­ter­na­tional astro­nom­i­cal Union de­motes Pluto to the sta­tus of ‘dwarf planet’.

THE MUCH-LOVED CLAS­SIC GUI­TAR SHAPES

have been ‘bor­rowed’ many times by var­i­ous man­u­fac­tur­ers over the years but never in such an un­usual way as with the trussart ho­ley Rusty steel­caster! es­sen­tially, it’s a tele-styled gui­tar with a steel body with mesh front and back. there’s a ‘gator’ en­grav­ing to the scratch­plate and con­trol plate and a heav­ily patterned in­lay at the head­stock. Cu­ri­ously, with all this metal around, the Klu­son tuners sport plas­tic but­tons but it plays great and sounds su­perb.

HYSHOT III IS SUC­CESS­FULLY TESTED

at Woomera in south aus­tralia. it’s a scram­jet en­gine that’s de­signed to cre­ate fly­ing speeds up to seven times the speed of sound! the last chro­mo­some se­quence for the hu­man Genome Project is pub­lished; the Qing­hai-ti­bet Rail­way be­gins trial op­er­a­tions; the an­glo-amer­i­can post war loan from 1946 is fi­nally paid off; a whale is seen swim­ming in the River thames; and Rus­sia cuts the sup­ply of nat­u­ral gas to Ukraine fol­low­ing a dis­pute over the price.

THE DAN­ELEC­TRO LONGHORN

gui­tar re­tains the com­pany’s dis­tinct small-bod­ied shape and re­cent hard­ware up­grades, which do noth­ing to dis­tract the eye from this iconic in­stru­ment. the lat­est pre­sen­ta­tion fea­tures three dan­elec­tro Lip­stick Case sin­gle-coil pick­ups, a five-way pickup se­lec­tor plus mater vol­ume and tone con­trols. Colour op­tions in­clude Black­burst and Beat­nik Bur­gundy.

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