Over the last few decades, pedal designers have tried to recapture the gnarly sounds of early phaser effects. Most attempts to duplicate these effects in the digital realm were underwhelming, but the engineers at TC Electronic finally cracked the code, as is evident in their new Helix Phaser and Viscous Vibe TonePrint pedals.
First published in 2001 and now updated and expanded, Tony Bacon's History of the American Guitar (Backbeat Books) begins in New York City in the 1830s with the arrival of Christian Martin, from Germany, to set up the Martin company.
Like a lot of Beatles songs, "Sour Milk Sea" was recorded—in the Sixties—at Abbey Road Studios in London. Also like a lot of Beatles songs, it was written by George Harrison and features Harrison on lead guitar, Paul McCartney on bass and Ringo Starr on drums.
It takes balls to ask a legendary bassist like Horace Panter of the Specials to sit in with you for a cigar box guitar concert. It takes balls the size of Cleveland to demand he play a washtub bass. Apparently, I have balls the size of Cleveland.