ToneQuest Report: January – February 2022 – Vol. 23, No. 3-4


In the January & February issue of ToneQuest, we interview Pedal Steel Legend Al Perkins, and discuss all things wah-wah!



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What's Inside This Issue:

Al Perkins – A Pedal Steel Legend

It is our pleasure and privilege to introduce you to Al Perkins, who tackled the steel guitar at eleven years old in Texas and went on to play with Graham Parsons and the Flying Burrito Brothers, Stephen Stills and Manassas, The Rolling Stones, the Eagles, Bob Dylan and Emmylou Harris among many others. Al’s story seems to be rooted in destiny as you are about to discover. Enjoy…

Riverhorse Wails On Wahs

The wah-wah pedal literally rocked the world of rock & roll in the ‘60s and ‘70s, but the variance in sound among the early models was 80%… some were magical, but they were comparatively rare. Riverhorse has waded deep into vintage wahs to uncover the secret sauce that creates the sounds we heard from Hendrix and Clapton in 1966.

Stills on Wahs…

We acknowledge the seminal wah tracks recorded by Stephen Stills and audition a few newer models.

The Wah Master Geoffrey Teese

Geoffrey Teese is the acknowledged master builder of authentic vintage wahs, and he updates us on his latest models.

The Klong

The Klon Centaur Overdrive has steadily risen to insane, ridiculous prices for a pedal for which 8,000 were sold for $329. We found a Chinese knock-off of the Klon for $58 shipped and compared it to an original Klon that would cost at least $5000 today…

The Covid Chronicles With Jim Campilongo In Brooklyn

Locked down for two years in Covid-rich Brooklyn, Jim Campilongo had to figure out how he was going to survive the pandemic. Would he leave New York, Hell no!

A Guild Starfire – A Happy Surprise

The Guild Starfire may be one of the best “affordable” old guitars available today. We rock a ’73 with surprising results.