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The Who: Interview with Pete Townshend

From the ruins of his failed rock opera rose the Who’s greatest album, Who’s Next. Now, with the release of the group’s new record, Endless Wire, Pete Townshend discusses the triumphs of Tommy and Quadrophenia and reveals the secret history of Lifehouse, the lost masterpiece that continues to haunt his music. How do you top your best work? It’s a question most successful musical artists face... …

AXOLOGY: Carr Amplifiers introduces Raleigh amp

 Carr’s new Raleigh amp is a three-watt 1x10 compact tube combo designed for home and studio use. The Raleigh features an Eminence ’Lil Buddy hemp-cone speaker and a complement of two 12AX7 tubes and one EL84 tube. The amp has controls for volume, tone and master volume and a gain/master toggle switch. Sounds range from glassy Sixties-era blackface tones to juicy sustained overdrive.The Raleigh... …

AXOLOGY: Coffin’s limited-edition BatFuzz captures Sixties vibe

Coffin Case founder Jonny Coffin’s latest creation is the BatFuzz, a boutique pedal that's voiced like a vintage Sixties FuzzFace. The pedal is built in a black-and-red bat-shaped metal case. The two LED “eyes” light up to indicate the pedal’s status. The BatFuzz is available in a limited-edition collector’s series, made in the United States. …

Reunion Blues adds Designer Series gig bags

 Reunion Blues has expanded its line of leather gig bags with a natural fabric Designer Series.Designer Series bags are handcrafted with fine-weave canvas and feature full-grain chestnut-brown leather trim. The fabrics are offered in three colors: Royal Navy, Earth and Nutmeg. Designer Series bags are available for guitar and bass instruments, as well as trumpet, alto sax, drum sticks and... …

AXOLOGY: Super-Vee Double-Locking System for Strat

The Super-Vee is the first “drop-in” double-locking vibrato system of its kind. Designed exclusively for the Stratocaster, it requires no modifications to your guitar’s body or neck. The Super-Vee uses patented Blade technology that, unlike the typical pivoting-fulcrum design, provides frictionless action. As a result, it won’t wear out and always returns to perfect tune. The system has... …

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