The unique guitars, amplifiers, effect units, keyboards and studio equipment of Frank Zappa
Some of my favourite Zappa-related sites:
Zappa.com - the official Frank Zappa website.
Zappacast - The Frank Zappa Podcast.
The Idiot Bastard Son - the latest Zappa news, reviews and interviews.
afka.net - everything about Zappa in print.
Zappa Wiki Jawaka - over 4600 articles related to Frank Zappa.
G&S Music - dedicated purveyors of FZ material.
Information Is Not Knowledge - - discography, chronology and more.
United Mutations - Zappa, Beefheart, Sun Ra, the Residents and more
Dweezil Zappa World - ZPZ news and more
Just some of the sites that have been useful in my researches, helped with photographs, technical information and so forth (there will be a complete list of references in the book including all verbal, printed and electronic sources).
Preservation Sound - information and ideas about audio history
Pro-Audio Company Names - What those mysterious initials mean
TEC Foundation - presenters of the TEC awards
GearSlutz.com - my kind of people!
The Gear Page - more of my kind of people!
Vintage Guitars Info - History, Pictures and more
Vintage Guitar and Bass - great site for old catalogues, adverts and literature
Little Brother Blues - Vintage DeArmond Acoustic Sound Hole Pickups
AcousticMusic.org - very useful acoustic guitars research and history section
The Acoustic Black Widow fan pages - devoted to these obscure guitars
Acoustic - Unofficial Acoustic Control Corporation site
Vox Showroom - Vox amps and instruments
Analog Man - vintage guitar effects pedals
Dan Armstrong Org - the man and his guitars (and effects units)
Disco Freq's Guitar Effects database - Guitar Effects pedals - all of them!
The Pedal Area - definitive articles on some classic pedals
EHX.com - the official Electro Harmonix web site
Guitar effects collection - Boss, Ibanez and Pearl
Jacques Stomp Boxes - boutique and vintage effects pedals
Synthezisers and keyboards:
Bob Moog Foundation - custodians of Dr. Bob Moog’s legacy
Vintage Synth Explorer - vintage synths and modern emulations
Retro Synth Ads - vintage synth adverts
Tom Oberheim - pioneering synth designer back in business
MatrixSynth - everything synth blog
Apostolic Studios - the recording studio that became FZ's New York downtown playground!
Percussion and Other Gear:
Vintage Ludwig Drums - Ludwig drums produced during the 1960’s and 1970’s
Vintage Drum Guide - the history of vintage drums
... this list is very much a work in progress - many many more to follow here