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Scotty, Frankie, Danny.

Scott, Frank, Dan

Anthrax had their greatest commercial success between 1987 and 1993, spanning the releases Among the Living through Sound of White Noise. This ad, featuring Scott Ian, Dan Spitz and bassist Frank Bello, dates to the middle of that period, concurrent to the compilation/covers album Attack of the Killer B’s. Scanned from Guitar Player, June 1991.   

 

 

Carpe Diem Baby

Carpe Diem Baby

Kirk Hammett has been affiliated with ESP guitars since 1989. Back in ’97 Metallica were riding high on Reload and this full page ad was running in the March issue of Guitar World.

Stabby

Stabby.

The ’90s were a time of cross-pollination in heavy music with the likes of Nine Inch Nails and Ministry melding industrial and metal textures to great popularity. Stabbing Westward were another successful, if less visible act in the same vein. Founding member Christopher Hall is seen here with the Ibanez Talman, another product of that decade. The band was riding their breakthrough release Wither Blister Burn & Peel when this ad ran in Guitar World, March 1997.

Reaching for the uncommon chord

Reaching for the uncommon chord

Allan Holdsworth displays one of his typical arthritis enhancing chord voicings in this ad for his own Carvin Custom Shop models, the HF1 and HF2 “Fatboy.” This piece dates to 2000, making it contemporaneous with the album The Sixteen Men of Tain. Pulled from Guitar Player, September 2000.

RGXTT

RGXTT

King’s X have been active since 1980; this Yamaha ad appeared 20 years into their career, concurrent with the album  Please Come Home… Mr. Bulbous, inset here. Ty Tabor is pictured with his signature model, since discontinued by Yamaha. Scanned from Guitar Player, September 2000.

Vernon Alphonsus Reid

Vernon Alphonsus Reid

Though this is an ad for D’Addario Strings, the true stars are Vernon Reid and the amazing Hamer he’s clutching. This was running during the days of the Living Colour album Time’s Up, as reflected in the copy. Pulled from Guitar Player,  June 1991.

Thrasher

Thrasher

Guitarist Rob Cavestany is best known as a founder of Bay Area thrash legends Death Angel, though he’s also performed and recorded with bands The Organization and Swarm, the latter cited in this Dunlop ad. Scanned from  Guitar World, March 2002.

his muscular stompbox will turn your clean amp into a heavy, chunky crunch machine. According to Dunlop, at least.

his muscular stompbox will turn your clean amp into a heavy, chunky crunch machine. According to Dunlop, at least.

Here is one of two full page ads from Guitar World, July 2004 to feature Zakk Wylde. To see what Zakk was up to in ’04 click here.

Bullseye + Boomers

Bullseye + Boomers

Here is one of two full page ads featuring Zakk Wylde which appeared in the July 2004 issue of Guitar World. In ’04 Zakk appeared on Derek Sherinian’s Mythology album along with releasing Black Label Society’s Hangover Music Vol. IV, though 2003’s The Blessed Hellride is inset here.

Señor Grande

Señor Grande

Here we have the Telecaster wielding Paul Gilbert and his Mr. Big band mate Billy Sheehan in a great DiMarzio ad. This was scanned from Guitar World August 1996, contemporary to the band’s release Hey Man, which was a #1 album in Japan.

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