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Creative use of the wah-wah pedal
General rhythm and lead skills
Due to The Beatles’ use of Vox amplifiers, Jennings Musical Instruments of Dartford in Kent was struggling to keep up with demand. The company therefore enlisted the Thomas Organ Company to manufacture Vox products in the USA, to both satisfy the US market and to tackle import costs. Thomas was allowed to independently design and manufacture Vox products and, while working on a new amp, made a revolutionary discovery: Midrange Resonance Boost. This was a switchable boost at three different mid frequencies. It became apparent, while dialling this control, that as it swept through these frequencies it produced a pronounced ‘wah-wah’ vocal effect.
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This month Phil Short examines the complex soloing style of one of the hardest working and most committed blues guitarists on the circuit.
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SIXTY SECONDS WITH...
A minute’s all it takes to discover what makes a great guitarist tick. Before she jumped into her limo for the Airport, we grabbed a quick chat with Chicago-based blues singer and guitarist Joanna Connor.
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INSTRUMENTAL INQUISITION !
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IN THE WOODSHED
From Genesis to Apocalypse with Mickey Mouse in between, let’s delve in to 9/8 time, says Charlie Griffiths as he invites you into the woodshed.
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