ZZ Top legend Billy Gibbons is the star of the show this month with two in-depth interviews with Stuart Bull and Michael Casswell, and a special ‘Billy Gibbons Masterclass’ lesson from Danny Gill. Other interviews include Steve Lukather who talks to Gi about his eagerly awaited new solo album ‘Transistion’ and Jerry Donahue sits down with Lee Hodgson to discuss his string-bending technique and his extensive career.
THE QUIET ROOM_AN INTRODUCTION
The Quiet Room seems to be getting bigger with every issue. This time around we’ve a guitar
that has to be one of the prettiest we’ve yet seen - Taylor’s 916CE. Even the most hard-nosed
shredder is going to drool over this guitar but what’s unusual in an acoustic is that he (or
she) would probably find one really comfortable to play, too. That gift - more easily playable
acoustics - is just one of Bob Taylor’s gifts to music.
More affordable, and much more the sort of guitar you’d do pub and club gigs without too
much concern, is the latest of Yamaha’s wonderfully rugged acoustic-electrics - the AB3, as
used by our very own Don Alder (that’s how tough these guitars are!). We teamed that with the
latest in Yamaha’s revolutionary tabletop THR amps - the THR5A. they make a great pair!
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