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This is Jennifer Batten

This is Jennifer Batten

Here is side person to the stars Jennifer Batten appearing as part of a series of early ’00s Seymour Duncan ads that also featured Robben Ford and Frank Gambale. Batten is cited as a member of the Jeff Beck Band, and indeed she contributed to his 2001 album You Had it Coming. 

Scanned from Guitar Player, April 2001.

Vincent Grant Gill

      Vincent Grant Gill

Vince Gill is a stellar vocalist and guitarist and has the gear to match. He was pimping the Rivera R-100 Duo Twelve in this ad from Guitar Shop, February 1995. That year saw the release of two compilations, The Essential Vince Gill on RCA/Nashville and Souvenirs on MCA/Nashville.

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.

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