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Vintage Trouble: GSTV’s Exclusive Interview and Live Footage

Los Angeles soul rock sensations Vintage Trouble at Harvelle’s in Santa Monica, circa early 2011

 

By Alex Baker

 

Vintage Trouble are a band that has come a long way in a short time. We first caught up with the boys in VT, less than two years at Harvelle’s, a tiny club in Santa Monica. Since then Vintage Trouble has enjoyed a whirlwind ride that has seen them conquering the UK and Europe with incessant touring, and landing an opening… Read More

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“Producing Van Halen”: Exclusive Interview with Legendary Record Producer Andy Johns

“Producing Van Halen” Guitar Shop TV sits down with legendary record producer Andy Johns (The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, and many other rock greats) In this exclusive interview, Andy discusses his work with Eddie Van Halen in producing several of his classic rock albums.

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Exclusive Interview: LA Studio Legends Waddy Watchel and Leland Sklar: Part 2

“The Old Days” – Exclusive interview with LA Recording Studio Legends Waddy Watchel and Leland Sklar: Part 2 of 4

GUITARIST WADDY WACHTEL has appeared on hundreds of albums over the years, and has been a mainstay of the Los Angeles music scene. Among the artists and bands he has worked with are The Everly Brothers, Jackson Browne, Kim Carnes, Rosanne Cash, The Church, The Cowsills, Bob Dylan, Silver Condor, Gilby Clarke, Melissa Etheridge, Bryan Ferry, Bernard Fowler, Andrew Gold, Don Henley, Carole King, Miranda Lambert, The Motels, Maria… Read More

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Gear Profile: Specimen Products & The Chicago School of Guitar Making – Part 2


Specimen Products is a unique custom guitar and amp shop located on Chicago’s West Side.

In this clip, Specimen founder Ian Schneller shows Guitar Shop TV his hand-built Little Horn speakers, which are exceptionally efficient yet also have a funky vintage look to them. These are smaller versions of the speakers Specimen Products created for Carnegie Hall. Schneller also shows off the 48 “hornlings and hornlettes” that Chicago multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird played through these in his “Sonic Arboretum” performance at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.… Read More

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Shop Spotlight: 30th Street Guitars – New York

30th Street Guitars, NYC: As one veteran New York studio guitarist put it: “This is really the only guitar shop in Manhattan for the working guitarist. Every place else is aimed at the wealthy, the kids, or the wealthy kids.” Be that as it may, 30th Street Guitars certainly runs a professional operation, and their staff is very knowledgeable and helpful.

 

 

In addition to their truly impressive collection of vintage 1950′s and 60′s Read More

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Exclusive Interview: LA Studio Legends Waddy Watchel and Leland Sklar: Part 1

“Working with Keith Richards” – Exclusive interview with Los Angeles Recording Studio Legends Waddy Watchel and Leland Sklar: Part 1 of 4

GUITARIST WADDY WACHTEL has appeared on hundreds of albums over the years, and has been a mainstay of the Los Angeles music scene. Among the artists and bands he has worked with are The Everly Brothers, Jackson Browne, Kim Carnes, Rosanne Cash, The Church, The Cowsills, Bob Dylan, Silver Condor, Gilby Clarke, Melissa Etheridge, Bryan Ferry, Bernard Fowler, Andrew Gold, Don Henley, Carole King, Miranda Lambert, The… Read More

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