|Making Music - August 1986|
All the new stuff, including a special feature on the soon-come Stepp digital guitar.
Roland JC55 Chorus Combo
'Ere, did you know that old wossisname is doing so-and-so with a wotchermaccallit.
Write immediately to Making Music,
The Dumb Chums
The most famous cartoon group in the world.
Brass Tacks - Part 1
Little boy blue, come blow up your horn — but first, read this introduction to blowing saxes etc.
A crafty buyer's guide — what to look for.
Chord of The Month
Skill Centre: Whitesnake
Back to 1980 as Neil Murray shows you how to play the bass on 'Fool For Your Loving'.
Should you do it? Can you legally do it? Have you got the right sort of songs to do it?
No Fixxed Abode
Big in America, big in rehearsal rooms — but why isn't this dead good pop group dead big here?
Why Bands Break Up
A unique Making Music survey; plus a quiz to find out if you're the splitting type.
Fed up with those boring 'preset' things that everyone else uses? Turn to page 20 rapido.
Mixing for the Small Gig - Part 1
How to understand those mixer type things that put all the noises through the PA. S'easy.
Tune Bass Guitars
Sabian Leopard Cymbals
It Got Nicked
Nick some ideas for songwriting, nick a few big semi-acoustic Gretsches, nick this issue.
Chord of the Month
Lots of chords, including the diminished fifth modified dominant seventh.
What It All Means
Sampling is the subject this time: we turn the technical phrases into real language.
"Are these electronic kits gonna take over altogether, d'you reckon?" asks Geoff Nicholls.
That's about it actually: the headline sums it all up. Are we in the right key?
Multiple Effects Unit
New grooves from the Housemartins, Wham!, the Smiths and GTR.
Just two, yup. Everyone from the Who to Duran Duran has used the trick. Now you can.
You Never Knew About Talking Heads | Talking Heads
Send your tape for review to Making Music,
What you can get from a MIDI Implementation Sheet, apart from total bafflement.
Murder Most Fiddly
A guide — not entirely seriously, it must be said — to getting rid of the others.
Plus Garth Blore's pic of a rare Burns Black Bison bass.
A home recordist amongst home recordists traces his own history through tape recorders he has used.
The Buyer's Bible
Our unique Top 40 gear charts.