Oz Noy has started a guitar blog for Guitar Player. In his first installment, titled Being a 21st Century Musician Part 1: Vintage vs. New Gear, he discusses his opinion about playing old gear vs. new gear on gigs:
There are a lot of options out there for new guitars, amps, and pedals that are supposed to have the vintage vibe, but to be totally honest most of that stuff is just okay. There are a few things that are really good and very close to the old gear, and with a little luck you can find those. They probably won’t be as good as the old stuff, but they will be close enough, and as a player you can close that gap by the way you play if you know how to get your tone.
I look forward to reading part 2 and other future installments.