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  1. Keith and Jimi Groove on the Plexi

    Take a trip in the wayback machine with this vintage video footage of Keith Richards and Jimi Hendrix, which features the rock legends checking out a Dan Armstrong Plexi guitar as they hang with their entourage backstage.

  2. Guitarist Gives the New "See-Through" Four Stars

    Guitarist magazine recently spent some time assessing the Ampeg Dan Armstrong Plexi Guitar, and the verdict is in. Drumroll, please…. After a thorough vetting from fingerboard to pick-ups, the re-issued “see-through” earned a four-star rating, garnering heaps of praise for … more »

  3. New York Dolls Spell It "A-M-P-E-G"

    Little Steven’s latest Underground Garage tour just pulled through town and your humble (pie) rock ‘n’ roll servant was treated to a band he thought he’d never ever get to see: The New York Dolls! Yes indeedy-do, my wish came … more »

  4. Rolling Stones in the End Zone… Sorta

    The legendary Rolling Stones are finishing up the second leg of their 2006 US tour, and when they stopped in Seattle last week, yours truly got a chance to check it out. Thanks to our very own kick-ass AR man, … more »

  5. Bang! Bang! Rock 'n' Roll with Art Brut!

    If you haven’t yet checked out Britain’s Art Brut, you should… Especially if you’re into punchy poppy punk rock ‘n’ roll with a sense of humor. Yours truly has been tuned into the band since I heard ‘em on Jonesy’s … more »

  6. Inter-Scrambler Overdrive

    Our pals over at Guitar World have cottoned on to a vintage piece of Ampeg gear, the Scrambler Overdrive pedal. In their December 2006 issue story “Weird Science,” they’ve got an entry for it, under the subheading “The 10 Strangest … more »

  7. Orson's Well With Ampeg

    Hollywood alt/pop band Orson has been hitting it big in the UK lately, and bassist Johnny Lonely‘s been holding down the bottom end with… you guessed it, Ampeg. Our intrepid photog/gadfly David Phillips snapped this photo showing Lonely with an … more »

  8. R.E.M.'s Mike Mills Seen With Dan Armstrong… See-Through Bass That Is

    Imagine Ampegleg Pete’s happy joy when he learned that one of his favorite bands of all-time was releasing an early-years best-of with lots of rare and unreleased tunage. Now, imagine my happy happy joy joy to see R.E.M. bassist Mike … more »

  9. Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven Share Krummenacher

    Huh? All right… Victor Krummenacher, co-founder of ’80s college rock faves Camper Van Beethoven, is currently out on tour with both CVB and Cracker. Cracker, you may know, was started by fellow CVB co-founder David Lowery after CVB broke up. … more »

  10. Ampeg Is On Charlotte's Side, Yes It Is…

    Actually, Ampeg is behind her. Charlotte Cooper, bass player for England’s The Subways, was recently spotted onstage in Seattle, WA at Endfest (107.7 The End’s annual big outdoor gig) with vintage Ampeg SVT enclosures and heads behind her. The teenage … more »

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