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ToneQuest Report: The Player's Guide to Ultimate Tone articles, not ads

Recording musician-centric rather than pro engineer-focused

UK Magazines

Guitar Buyer (UK) glossy gear focused. no website

Guitar and Bass (UK) glossy, much gear coverage

Guitarist (UK) thick, glossy

Computer Music annual Essential Guide to Recording Guitar focuses on Guitar Rig and Amplitube for example

Music Tech magazine (UK). Recording Guitar. Part 1: System setup and mic'ing techniques - online purchasable article part 1 by Mike Hillier for around $1.50. http://www.musictechmag.co.uk/mtm/backissues lists 4 electric guitar recording articles.

Music Magazine Indexes On-Line - Electronic Musician magazine article and review indexes now including over 300 on-line reviews and articles. Tired of searching through 100s of magazines looking for that article or review you need? Over the past years we've been compiling indexes of articles and reviews from magazines that we read and/or subscribe to. The indexes are categorized and alphabetized to make it easy to find things quickly. All issues are compiled into one list, so it's better than browsing the year-end indexes that some magazine compile. We'll be adding all kinds of music related reference materials that we've collected over the years.

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Electronic Musician - Articles

Electronic Musician - Reviews

Audio Electronics: For the Amateur & Professional Audiophile. Bimonthly. $28/year. Covers DIY such as tube amps for Hi-Fi; some overlap with guitar DIY concerns. I bought this at Barnes & Noble, a large bookstore chain.
Circulation Dept.
PO Box 876
Peterborough, NH 03458
(603) 924-9464
custserv at audioXpress.com

Tape Op. A zine. Aimed at the shoestring budget/home recordists types. Back issues

Vintage Guitar Magazine - dedicated to vintage guitars and other stringed instrument. Articles about tube amp electronics, including articles by Dave Funk. Covers old and modern amps.
Vintage Guitar
Depatment W
P.O. Box 7301
Bismark, ND 58507
tel: (701)-255-1197, fax: (701)-255-0250
[site down - what email address?]

Vacuum Tube Valley - A journal about tubes. [online, paper, or both?]

Glass Audio, a high-end audio magazine. Published by Audio Amateur Publications, Inc., P.O. Box 576, 305 Union Street, Peterborough, New Hampshire, 03458-0576. Tel: 603-924-9464. Fairly technical. Has guitar amp articles. The publisher is considering publishing a guitar-amp magazine. Old Colony Sound Lab, a branch of Audio Amateur sells a lot of the same books on guitar amps that AES does.

Guitar Player - features an archive of product reviews, lessons, articles, notational symbols and related links. [no email address found. There is: http://www.guitarplayer.com/input/feedback.htm]

Legends of Guitar: The Quest for Ultimate Tone. Best of Guitar Player. Sonic secrets -- Hendrix, Clapton, Van Halen, Stevie Ray, Slash, & more. Distortion tips. Eq- craig anderton. Decoding distortion. R. Aspen Pittman. Eric Johnson. Tone factors in solidbody guitars. 1995. Has a review of soaks, which appeared in Guitar Player Aug 1993. Covered:

Guitar Gear. Best of Guitar Player. Includes reviews of about 30 distortion boxes and many speaker emulators/soaks:

Also, many guitars and amps are reviewed comparatively.

Best of Guitar Player issues:
GPI Special Editions
PO Box 105448, Atlanta, GA 30348-5448
or PO Box 7046, San Francisco, CA 94120
(800) 444-4881

or

Best of Guitar Player
411 Borel Av, Ste 100
San Mateo, CA 94402.
(415) 358-9500

Amp Summit article, with amp reps discussing and debating their ideas and issues. Dec 1994 Guitar Player. There has been at least one other amp summit later, spread in two issues: March/April 1996.

Behind the Tube Mystique. Article in Nov 1988 Guitar Player. I think this has been often reprinted elsewhere too. Page 24. R. Aspen Pittman.

How to Play Guitar - guide to better chops. Site contains an index of current and past features [including gear reviews?] and classified ads [mostly for gear, I presume]. This is at the Guitar Player site.

Guitar Shop - guitarshop at cherrylane.com. I was very happy when this magazine came out; I have the first issues. Marks an important shift in emphasis from the initial guitar-hero and guitar (instrument) orientation of Guitar Player magazine, to a purely guitar-gear orientation -- with the guitar heros envisioned as gear masters, and a strong emphasis on amps and effects rather than on the guitar itself.

Guitar Magazine. editors at guitarmag.com

Guitar World - no email address found. Online site has interviews, online lessons, celebrity sound files, onscreen tablature, product reviews, and random chatter.

Guitar Player: Guitar and Bass Buyers Guide Online
Need a secret password such as in the printed guide for 1998-99, page 161.

Guitar World Buyer's Guide Online [bogus, outdated, only a few items?]

Mix Magazine Online or Mix Magazine Many email addresses. Product and/or field test information: George Petersen - george_petersen at intertec.com Includes a page for the books they publish.

GuitarOne. GuitarOne editor-in-chief, Jeff Schroedl at guitarone at cherrylane.com. probably was originally called Guitar for the Practicing Musician

Home Recording - started Jan 1998. HomeRecMag at aol.com. They suspended publication: notice. Covered improvising a recording space at home, quiet cranked-amp tone and products, inexpensive recording decks and mixers.

Music Alive!

Electronic Musician - Craig Anderton's magazine. I wonder if there is treatment of tube amp tone, and how to combine with effects while preserving clarity of power tube saturation. emeditorial at intertec.com

Gibson's Amplifier Magazine -- gibson.net

Guitar Digest - vintage guitar publication.

Guitar Stuff

GuitarBase - offers database of vintage guitar dealers, on-line lessons, articles, classified, and links.

EQ Magazine

Music and Computers Magazine

Cyber-Drum - not guitar, but gear-oriented.

Keyboard Magazine - not guitar, but gear-oriented.

Links-to-Links for Guitar Magazines

Yahoo: Guitar Magazines

Yahoo: Musical Instrument Magazines

Non-gear guitar magazines

New Millennium Guitar Publishing Company - concentrating on music for classical guitar. Site features sheet music, playing tips and the New Millennium magazine, with information on composers and performers.

20th Century Guitar Magazine

Acoustic Guitar - For all acoustic guitar players, from beginners to performing professionals. Interviews, reviews, workshops, sheet music, and song transcriptions, product reviews.

Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine - provides inspiration and encouragement to fingerstyle guitar players at all levels of playing ability.

Flatpicking Guitar Magazine - specializes in all aspects of flatpicking the acoustic guitar.

Guitarist Magazine, France - features articles on musicians and the music industry with an emphasis on France. French version only.

Jazz Guitar International

Jazz Guitar Online

Just Jazz Guitar

20th Century Guitar Magazine

Bass Frontiers Magazine

Bass Player Magazine

Bassics

Bottom Line- The

Gig Magazine

Power Amp Projects from Audio Amateur magazine. Many illustrations. 26 of the best articles on power amps published in Audio Amateur from 1970-1989. Predominantly solid-state; shows a tube amp on front. 1996. 205 pp. 8-1/2"x11". Softbound. part # BKAA40. $19.95.
Old Colony Sound Laboratory
PO Box 876
Peterborough, NH 03458
(603) 924-6371
custserv at audioXpress.com

Guitar Presents 87 Superstar Guitar Sounds on a Stompbox Budget. Eric Mangum, Dean Stubbs (Contributor) / Paperback. 1995. Amazon Price: $14.95. 110 pages. Available at Amazon. Available at Music Books Plus. From the magazine Guitar for the Practicing Musician. How to use effects pedals to duplicate the sounds of rock's greatest guitarists. Includes guitar setups of such artists as Beck, Clapton, Hammett, Hendrix, Johnson, Malmsteen, Rhoads, Satriani, and Van Halen.

Gear reviews list at Making Music magazine

Music Magazine Indexes On-Line - Electronic Musician magazine article and review indexes now including over 300 on-line reviews and articles. Tired of searching through 100s of magazines looking for that article or review you need? Over the past years we've been compiling indexes of articles and reviews from magazines that we read and/or subscribe to. The indexes are categorized and alphabetized to make it easy to find things quickly. All issues are compiled into one list, so it's better than browsing the year-end indexes that some magazine compile. We'll be adding all kinds of music related reference materials that we've collected over the years.

JK Lutherie -- Guitar-related books, reprints, magazines, videos, CDs, hard-to-find vintage guitar parts.

Keyboard Magazine

Guitar Player: Guitar and Bass Buyers Guide Online
Need a secret password such as in the printed guide for 1998-99, page 161.

Guitar World Buyer's Guide Online [bogus, outdated, only a few items?]


Amptone.com ultra gear-search page


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