Making this month’s mag
Stuck in his nest during a bout of icy weather, Birdman took off his feathery mittens and passed the time playing bass. Chris is often heard playing grunge covers and emulating Jeff Ament’s 12-string Ham er with an ehxn an opog, but, with maiden, clapton and goo goo Dolls on theme nu,tg’ s very own Cd provided ample entertainment.
This issue’s baritone round-up has Mike jonesing for a bari to call his own .“sometimes going lower takes you higher,” our resident gear sage tells us, in a rare moment of rig-based profundity. Plus, it’s an essential piece of kit if you’re going to tackle the surf guitar line in Ricky Martin opus, Livin’lavidaloca!
The plight of the rhythm guitarist is something that Rob feels keenly. Underrated and under-appreciated, it remains the essential guitar skill. so he was happy to meet Brian Fallon (p40) and find a player making the most of his role as a singer/guitarist to develop his rhythm chops.