Welcome to Copper # 21!
It's hard to believe that 2016 is almost over, and that we've been putting Copper together for nine months now. I'm not a Supremes fan by any stretch of the imagination---I lean more to Stax than Motown---but as soon as the phrase, "where did the year go?" came into my head, the Supremes came with it: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izzKUoxL11E
In this issue, Richard Murison gets the jitters; Dan Schwartz tells about the events leading up to Rosanne Cash's Black Cadillac ; Larry Schenbeck considers a holiday starter kit for Classical music newbies; Duncan Taylor writes about recording two fabulous but very different solo artists; WL Woodward considers the incredible influence and legacy of John Hammond; I look at some of the musical talent lost in 2016, and conclude our look at vintage manufacturer Weathers.
We're really pleased to have three new contributors this issue: Jim Langley presents a DIY moving magnet phono stage project (and our guy Darren Myers is working on another project which will go nicely with this one); veteran speaker and electronics designer Ken Kantor writes about that pesky objective/subjective thing in the first segment of a two-parter; and reader B. Jan Montana ---yes, you too could write for Copper!---gives some thoughts on why we love turntables. I can't wait to get Michael Fremer's reaction to this one! Finally, we have an especially yummy reader system from Finland, wrapped up with another striking image from Publisher/Photographer Paul McGowan.
Jim Smith will be back soon with a new series of articles.
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