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Troy Dean Van Leeuwen

Troy Dean Van Leeuwen

Troy Van Leeuwen has quietly amassed a substantial discography over the past couple decades. Aside from his high profile gigs with A Perfect Circle (whose Mer de Noms is inset here) and Queens of the Stone Age, Van Leeuwen has also worked with the likes of Failure, UNKLE, and Eagles of Death Metal. This Yamaha ad was scanned from Guitar Player, April 2001.

WIZARD

WIZARD

Wizard Amplification has been around for more than 25 years and their site boasts a roster of artists ranging from Angus Young to Garth Brooks. This ad was scanned from Guitar Player, March 1996.

Bruce Howard Kulick

Bruce Howard Kulick

Aside from serving with KISS 1984-96 and Grand Funk Railroad from 2001 to the present, Bruce Kulick has also recorded with Michael Bolton (that’s the first time he’s been referenced at Pointy Guitar), Billy Squier (misspelled “Squire” here) and the band Union. Their album The Blue Room is cited in this Celestion ad. Scanned from Guitar Player, April 2001.

SyVy

SyVy

While some guitarists seem to hop endorsements on a regular basis, Steve Vai has been with Ibanez and Carvin, as shown here, for ages. This ad for the Carvin Legacy amp ran in Guitar Player, April 2001 making it the contemporary of Vai’s collection The 7th Song, Enchanting Guitar Melodies (Archives Vol. 1), inset here.

.008 - .046

.008 – .046

Here’s the incredible Jason Becker during the days of David Lee Roth’s A Little Ain’t Enough. It was during the recording of that album, of course, that Jason noticed the onset of ALS. Ad scanned from Guitar for the Practicing Musician, January 1992.

Man on a Mission

Man on a Mission

In the early ’90s Ernie Ball/Music Man were manufacturing the Eddie Van Halen signature model guitar. Though Eddie moved on to Peavey in 1995, the instrument remained in production under the name Axis. This ad was scanned from Guitar World May 1991, the days of Van Halen’s triple platinum For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge.

She's got Legg.

She’s got Legg.

Here’s a (rather dumb) ad for Dean Markley strings featuring the inimitable Adrian Legg. This was pulled from Guitar World, September 1993, placing it alongside the Relativity albums Wine, Women & Waltz, and Mrs. Crowe’s Blue Waltz. 

A previous Legg/Markley ad can be seen right here.

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