March 28, 2015
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.
February 6, 2015
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.
January 25, 2015
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.
August 18, 2014
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.
July 21, 2014
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.
July 18, 2014
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.