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  • Puresalem Rare Electric Guitar

    Rhythm Strumming
    Mackenzie
    28 Feb 2015 | 1:03 pm
    Here is another rare guitar I found that stood out on Ebay. I’ve never seen anything like it. I looks very simple with only two knobs, which is exactly the way I like my guitars. It’s also extremely clean and in great condition. I really like the idea of one humbucker, because it gives a soft yet full sound to a guitar. The shape of the body reminds me of a cross between a strat and a tele. It’s actually priced really well at $299 and is great for any one looking for a really good electric. Y’all should check this one out, it’s going to be sold soon. Here is the…
  • Breaking Out Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love Playing Live

    The Punch-In - Insight & Inspriation for Guitar Players
    Ryan Preston
    16 Feb 2015 | 10:59 am
    Lights Up It’s go time. You crank up the amp and start rocking out that ballad you’ve been working on for weeks. You hit every note, and pluck every string just right. You even belt that high note you were stressing over. Then it’s over. You did it. You rocked. Only problem? The venue is…
  • Guitarkadia Sessions: Gene Bertoncini

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    guitarkadia
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:32 am
    A series of Guitarkadia Sessions videos with Jazz guitarist Gene Bertoncini. Produced by Emon Hassan for Guitarkadia.
  • Rare Condor Corperation Guitar with on board effects. Made in Japan

    Guitar Blog
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:15 pm
    guitarz.blogspot.com: I've never tried a guitar with built in effects. I have seen a few for sale over the years, and have seen them profiled on this blog. This is the first time I've seen or heard of Condor Corperation guitars.All in all this specimen is a pretty typical 1970s era Japanese Strat copy, only it comes with on-board effects including a phaser, distortion, booster, and what appears to be a treble booster.At $135 Canadian this would be a cost effective way to try this kind of setup.R. W. Haller© 2015, Guitarz - The Original Guitar Blog - the blog that goes all the way to…
  • Wilson Center Guitar Competition & Festival

    Guitar Lifestyle
    Josh
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    This looks like an interesting guitar competition and festival being held this Fall in the Milwaukee area: The Wilson Center Guitar Competition & Festival is an annual, multi-genre competition which features four different categories—Rock/Blues, Fingerstyle, Jazz, and Classical. Four competitions, one festival. Contestants compete for $22,000 in prize money! The performer list looks interesting as well. Ana Vidovic will perform on Thursday, August 13. Troy Stetina and Jonathan Kreisberg will perform on Friday, August 14. And, Leo Kottke and Antoine Dufour will perform on Saturday,…
 
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  • Rare Condor Corperation Guitar with on board effects. Made in Japan

    26 Feb 2015 | 1:15 pm
    guitarz.blogspot.com: I've never tried a guitar with built in effects. I have seen a few for sale over the years, and have seen them profiled on this blog. This is the first time I've seen or heard of Condor Corperation guitars.All in all this specimen is a pretty typical 1970s era Japanese Strat copy, only it comes with on-board effects including a phaser, distortion, booster, and what appears to be a treble booster.At $135 Canadian this would be a cost effective way to try this kind of setup.R. W. Haller© 2015, Guitarz - The Original Guitar Blog - the blog that goes all the way to…
  • Tokai Woody Talbo Hollow Body Rare Made in Japan

    25 Feb 2015 | 10:18 am
    guitarz.blogspot.com: We've looked at the Tokai Talbo before, but here is a newer one that is not made of aluminum.I'm having a hard time finding anything not to like on this Tokai Woody Talbo. It has a great unique body shape that is both modern and retro at the same time. I love the Hamilton Green colour, which is very seafoam or surfy. I also like the look of the replacement pickguard that is, according to the seller, too flexible for a secure mounting of the pickups. That would be an easy fix or replacement.Currently listed on eBay for $559.99 USR.W. Haller© 2015, Guitarz - The Original…
  • Heartfield by Fender RR-58 Made in Japan

    23 Feb 2015 | 6:08 am
    guitarz.blogspot.com: In the early 1990s I lived in a very rural part of Canada. With a lot of lakes, trees, and wildlife it's hard to complain. However, it seems I missed out on a lot of things that were going on in the guitar world.Take this Heartfield RR-58 for example. Drawing influences from all over the place these guitars were the product of a joint company created by the American and Japanese branches of Fender.I love the TV yellow-ish colour and the simple layout. Nice setneck design and a pushbutton 10db boost with l.e.d. indicator.Apparently they made a version in green as well,…
  • 1960s Baldwin/Burns GB 65. Beautiful precursor to the Virginian

    21 Feb 2015 | 7:12 am
    guitarz.blogspot.com:My main electric guitar is a Burns Steer so this beauty caught my eye. This Baldwin/Burns GB 65 is from the mid 1960s and apparently predates the Virginian. I love the lines on this semi-hollow single cutaway guitar. Two Rez-O-Matic single coils and a three way switch would likely be enough for my tonal needs at least half of the time. Note the simple yet elegant tailpiece as well, a good example of less is more.Currently listed on eBay at $919 USR.W. Haller© 2015, Guitarz - The Original Guitar Blog - the blog that goes all the way to 11!Please read our photo and content…
  • Vintage Sigma Electric Guitar

    19 Feb 2015 | 8:44 pm
    guitarz.blogspot.com: Here's a Sigma that I've not seen before. The seller believes that it is from the Matsomoku plant in the 70s. I agree with the country origin, but that logo screams 1980s.All in all it is an alright looking guitar that seems to be drawing influence from a few styles. The seller also calls it a "hippie sandwich" which is a new term for me. I assume they are referring to the layered laminated body construction.It was listed for $580 at the time of writing this post, but seems to have sold as it's no longer listed.R.W. Haller© 2015, Guitarz - The Original Guitar Blog - the…
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  • Wilson Center Guitar Competition & Festival

    Josh
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    This looks like an interesting guitar competition and festival being held this Fall in the Milwaukee area: The Wilson Center Guitar Competition & Festival is an annual, multi-genre competition which features four different categories—Rock/Blues, Fingerstyle, Jazz, and Classical. Four competitions, one festival. Contestants compete for $22,000 in prize money! The performer list looks interesting as well. Ana Vidovic will perform on Thursday, August 13. Troy Stetina and Jonathan Kreisberg will perform on Friday, August 14. And, Leo Kottke and Antoine Dufour will perform on Saturday,…
  • Robben Ford “Into the Sun”

    Josh
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Robben Ford has announced a new album titled Into the Sun that will be released on March 31. Into The Sun, which follows last year’s critically acclaimed A Day In Nashville and 2013’s Bringing It Back Home, explores the breadth of Ford’s sophisticated, visionary writing and playing, creating a new chapter in his brilliant musical history. The album features a coterie of guests: Allman Brothers guitarist and Gov’t Mule frontman Warren Haynes on “High Heels And Throwing Things,” slide guitar guru Sonny Landreth on “So Long 4 U,” Americana and blues icon Keb’ Mo’ and pedal…
  • Weapon of Choice: Why the Stratocaster Survives

    Josh
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    NPR recently talked about the venerable Fender Stratocaster in Weapon of Choice: Why the Stratocaster Survives: The Fender Stratocaster turned 60 last year. When it came out of the factory in 1954, it didn’t sound — or look — like any other guitar. Leo Fender’s small company was looking to improve the Telecaster, its groundbreaking solid-body electric, first introduced three years earlier. But far more than a tweak here or there, Fender created an entirely new instrument that’s become almost synonymous with the phrase “electric guitar.” It really is amazing…
  • Wampler Pedals Plexi-Drive Deluxe

    Josh
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Wampler Pedals unveiled the Plexi-Drive Deluxe at this year’s NAMM show, and the pedal is being officially released this week on February 27. This new pedal is an updated version of Wampler’s Plexi-Drive and features a three-band EQ and a foot-switchable Tubescreamer-type boost circuit. Also added is a bright switch for customizing the tone for your specific amplifier. Here is demo-master Mike Hermans demoing the pedal: I’m a big fan of Wampler pedals, and I think this will likely be the next addition to my pedalboard. You can purchase the pedal directly from Wampler or from…
  • Joe Bonamassa – Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks

    Josh
    22 Feb 2015 | 1:36 pm
    Joe Bonamassa recently embarked on a short tour he called “Muddy Wolf” that culminated in a performance in front of 9,000 people at Colorado’s Red Rocks amphitheater. As the name implies, the tour paid tribute to Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf. The Red Rocks performance was filmed as is being released as an album and DVD on March 24: The exclusive concert experience tributing blues legends Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf was filmed at Red Rocks Amphitheater over Labor Day weekend in 2014. Carved into the bedrock of Colorado’s majestic Rocky Mountains, the…
 
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  • Electro-Harmonix Good Vibes Pedal

    admin
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:11 pm
    I love Vibe pedals, there is a tendency to launch into Bridge of Sighs by Robin Trower or maybe Machine Gun by Jimi Hendrix or a whole heap of Jimmy Page goodness as soon as you switch a Vibe pedal on, not that that is a bad thing. The sound of a Vibe pedal conjures up the essence of classic 60’s and 70’s Rock and yet it can be such an amazing inspirational tool for your own songwriting. Electro-Harmonix have created the Good Vibes pedal to emulate the look and sound of the classic Uni-Vibe and updated the pedal with modern features. The EHX Good Vibes uses photocells to create…
  • Snap Pick® Detachable Guitar Picks For Your Keyring

    admin
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:50 am
    Another week, another guitar related Kickstarter project, but as with every crowdfunding project I share on Guitar Noize I think this is a cool idea. As guitarists we all know what it’s like, you go to your mates house, a guitar store, or you are at band practice and you lose your pick. Snap Pick aims to remedy this problem by creating detachable picks for your keyring made with Delrin and in different gauges, simply snap one off (that means something very different where I come from but I’m sure you are more mature than me) and play. The Snap Pick® was developed by Willis Houck,…
  • Suhr Factory Party 2015 Videos with James Ivanyi, Andy Wood & Ben Eller

    admin
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:53 am
    Every year since moving to the new factory in 2011 Suhr have held a party at the same time as Winter NAMM with live performances from Suhr artists such as Pete Thorn and Ian Thornley and this year saw the return of my fellow Sydneysider James Norbert Ivanyi who has recently released a stunnning second solo album ‘The Matter Circumvention‘ and Andy Wood who recently released his second solo album ‘Caught Between The Truth And A Lie’. Both guitarists are incredibly versatile in different ways, James with his progressive Metal roots and Andy with his bluegrass roots. As a…
  • Sheptone Alnico Blues Single Coil Pickups

    admin
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Sheptone Pickups are builders of vintage and boutique electric guitar pickups and they have just unveiled the Alnico Blues single coil pickups. There are some samples of these new pickups in action on the Sheptone website and they sound great. “Based on their very popular AB Custom Stratocaster pickups, the Alnico Blues set is for players wanting a fuller, less aggressive pickup with all of the tone and character of their popular AB Customs. The Alnico’s are wound in the late 60’s spec range using 42 enamel wire, beveled Alnico 2 magnets, and are available in vintage, modern, and…
  • DigiTech Trio Band Creator Pedal

    admin
    22 Feb 2015 | 1:50 am
    The DigiTech TRIO pedal certainly made waves at NAMM 2015 winning the best in show award and you can see why it certainly is very clever, even if it has kind of taken some of the wind out of the sails of the recent Kickstarter success BeatBuddy. Where TRIO differs from BeatBuddy is that is more than just a drum machine, it includes bass lines as well with individual bass and drum volume controls. I can see that Buskers and guitarists who want to perform at open mic sessions etc. will love this pedal. “The new DigiTech TRIO utilizes breakthrough technology, cutting-edge polyphonic…
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  • Gibson Trini Lopez ES-335 Ebony 2015

    Alexander
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:44 pm
    Gibson Memphis releases a limited edition Trini Lopez ES-335 for 2015, distinguished by its ebony finish.read more
  • EHX Good Vibes - Modulation Pedal

    Alexander
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:41 am
    Electro-Harmonix unveils the Good Vibes pedal, the company's modern take on the '60s era Uni-vibe modulation effect.read more
  • Wampler Plexi-Drive Deluxe

    Alexander
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:21 pm
    Wampler introduces the Plexi-Drive Deluxe, an upgraded version of their popular overdrive pedal with improved tone shaping features.read more
  • The Contortionist II DIY Fuzzbox

    Alexander
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Mod Kits DIY introduces the Contortionist II, a pedal building kit that will let you create an all-analog fuzz box.read more
  • Keeley Aurora Reverb

    Alexander
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:46 pm
    Keeley Electronics introduces the Aurora Reverb pedal, featuring three essential reverb modes - Room, Hall and Plate.read more
 
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  • New Albert King Premium Lesson

    John W. Tuggle
    21 Feb 2015 | 8:49 am
    In the next installment of my Artist Solos Series we’re going to take a look at the great Albert King. In this solo I tried to capture the essence of what I like about Albert King. I created the solo in the style of Blues Power, Laundromat, and the Sky is Crying. Watch the Solo This solo is now available for All Access Pass Subscribers. Watch Now The post New Albert King Premium Lesson appeared first on The Learning Guitar Now Blog: Blues Guitar Lessons.
  • Freddie King Style Solo Coming Soon

    John W. Tuggle
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:06 am
    In the next installment of my Artist Solos Series we’re going to take a look at the late great Freddie King. Freddie has always been one of my favorite guitarists and was a big influence on Eric Clapton. His wild bending style combined with an aggressive but smooth way of improvising the blues has made him one of the most imitated blues legends around. In this solo I tried to capture the essence of what I like about Freddie King. I decided to create a solo in the style of Someday After A While while combining some licks that I really like from Have You Ever Loved a Woman. Watch the Solo…
  • Albert Collins Style Lesson Preview Coming Dec 26th

    John W. Tuggle
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:59 am
    In the next installment of my Solos Series, I’ll be showing how to play a 36 Bar Slow Blues Solo in the style of Albert Collins. He’s always been one of my favorite guitar players and I’ve tried to capture a few different elements of his extremely dynamic and staccato blues guitar style. Albert is known for his strange tuning and used of the capo, but I thought it would be more useful to learn elements of his style and then apply them to standard tuning. This Solo is played finger style and if you are not familiar with this technique you would need to go through my Blues…
  • New All Access Pass Video Player with Slow Mo

    John W. Tuggle
    10 Dec 2014 | 11:29 am
    Another new feature that I think you’ll really like in the All Access Pass is the ability to control the speed of the video for all the lesson videos. By using keyboard shortcuts in this new player, you can access controls in the player. Support for all videos in the All Access Pass will be added gradually. Watch the Video I think this is a really great feature that will help you to get the most out of my lessons. To get access to this feature and over 1,0000 Videos join the All Access Pass. The post New All Access Pass Video Player with Slow Mo appeared first on The Learning Guitar Now…
  • The New Choose Your Angle Feature

    John W. Tuggle
    3 Dec 2014 | 8:54 am
    I’ve been experimenting with a new feature which will allow you to choose the camera angle you would like to see in the Interactive Tabs section of the All Access Pass. I think it will be a great new feature to have for the website and I’m currently trying to figure out another camera angle to use. Maybe the Point of View Angle next. We’ll see. So far I want to have these angles available for the videos in the Interactive Tabs section. Multi Cam Right Hand Cam ? Backing Track Only Watch the Video Do you have an angle you would like to see? The post The New Choose Your Angle…
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  • Snarky Puppy: What About Me? (Live)

    Corey Brown
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    Time for some Snarky Puppy – including the great bass work (and composition) by Michael League. This is the band performing “What About Me?”, which appears on their live DVD, We Like It Here. These guys are ridiculously good. Wow.
  • Black Star Riders’ Second Album has “Killer Instinct”

    News Team
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    The second album from Black Star Riders, The Killer Instinct, is the band’s first with seasoned rock bassist Robbie Crane. Crane replaced Marco Mendoza in early 2014, bringing a sound formed during stints with the Vince Neil Band and Ratt to BSR, which was formed by members of Thin Lizzy. The Killer Instinct is available...
  • Weekly Top 10: Killer Bass Videos, New Bass Gear, Improving Your Ears, Breaking Down Note Choices and More

    Corey Brown
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Time for another one of our awesome lists jam packed full of bass greatness. This week’s top 10 list is 50% bass videos, with the other half made up of two awesome columns by No Treble’s resident experts, some bass gear news, and the Bass of the Week. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing. 1....
  • Zon Introduces Billy Gould Signature BG4 Bass

    Kevin Johnson
    1 Mar 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Zon’s booth at NAMM this year was highlighted by the release of the Billy Gould Signature BG4 Bass. The instrument has several unique features, including a tulip wood boy, a black satin finish, and a Hipshot D-tuner, but its electronics push the envelope. The BG4 is fitted with a pair of Bartolini pickups which seemingly...
  • Viktor Lőrincz: Solo Bass Rock and Roll

    Corey Brown
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    Viktor Lőrincz is one of those bassists who don’t seem to need anyone to help him put together some super enjoyable music. He just shared one of his new videos with us where he plays a fun old school rock tune. Enjoy (and dig that ring!)
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  • Learned something new today

    2 Mar 2015 | 11:49 am
    I never realized the Union Jack was a merger of each country's flag.
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  • Ali Kat '57 Chevy Bel Air

    2 Mar 2015 | 11:38 am
    No specs, the site makes it sound like everything can be customized. Price looks like just under 3 grand unless you wanna get crazy. View attachment 19117 View attachment 19118 View attachment 19119
  • Making DIY music videos

    2 Mar 2015 | 11:34 am
    I'm looking to learn something new and add value to my role in my band, and making music videos is a mostly untapped market. My bass player has done a handful of animated videos that have gotten a (relative to the size of the band) big response, but he's also doing the posters, mixing the albums, making album covers, managing the website, and doing the accounting. I'd like to at least give it a try, and generate some content without taking up more of his time. Can I see any videos that you... Making DIY music videos
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    2 Mar 2015 | 11:34 am
    Bass VI!
 
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  • 10 Artists with the Best Guitar Faces

    Ryan Preston
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:46 am
    Now that our #MyGuitarFace contest is in full swing, we’ve put together a list of the 10 artists with the best Guitar Faces. Maybe you will find some inspiration to help you craft your own Guitar Face! Without further ado, here are 10 guitarists with faces that run the gamut from passionate, angry, silly, or…
  • The 10 Best Acoustic Guitars Under $500

    Ryan Preston
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:56 am
    So you’ve got a chunk of change burning through your pocket, eh? Well we’re here to help you make sure you’re putting your money towards the best acoustic guitar for the price. While you can definitely spend much more than 500 Benjamins on an acoustic guitar, it’s still totally possible to get an incredible guitar…
  • Top 50 Guitar Twitter Accounts to Follow

    Ryan Preston
    20 Feb 2015 | 10:12 am
    Whether you’re just getting started or have been playing the guitar all your life, one of the best ways to level up is by fully immersing yourself in the world of guitar. How do you do that? You stay involved in the conversation. You network with others who love guitar and you keep up with…
  • Breaking Out Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love Playing Live

    Ryan Preston
    16 Feb 2015 | 10:59 am
    Lights Up It’s go time. You crank up the amp and start rocking out that ballad you’ve been working on for weeks. You hit every note, and pluck every string just right. You even belt that high note you were stressing over. Then it’s over. You did it. You rocked. Only problem? The venue is…
  • The Power of Music to Get a Date: Women Primed With Love Songs are Twice as Likely to Give Their Number

    Ryan Preston
    13 Feb 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Stuck alone this Valentine’s Day? There’s still time to find a date, and the solution could be as simple as playing a romantic song. A 2010 study published in Psychology of Music found women who listened to a song with romantic lyrics were nearly twice as likely to provide their phone number when asked by…
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  • Electro-Harmonix Introduces The Good Vibes Vintage-Style Chorus Vibrato Pedal

    Guitar International Magazine
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:39 am
    Press Release Source: EHX – Electro-Harmonix The EHX Good Vibes is a re-creation of the classic “flower power” era chorus/vibrato pedal. According to company President and Founder, Mike Matthews, “We designed it to take you on a trip back to the ‘60s so it delivers the warm, liquid groove we associate with that time in music, but we also updated it to meet the needs of contemporary players.” Like the original Uni-Vibe it uses photocells for a sound and response that’s true to the classic design. However, boosted power rails provide 21st century definition and headroom, while…
  • Michael Sweet of Sweet & Lynch –Building the Perfect CD with No Filler!

    Guitar International Magazine
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:21 pm
    By: Robert Cavuoto Two of hard rock’s most notable figures have partnered up for a new project. Iconic vocalist and guitarist Michael Sweet of Stryper and guitar hero George Lynch of Lynch Mob and Dokken have joined forces to form the new supergroup Sweet & Lynch. Joining them on bass are James Lomenzo and Brian Tichy on drums. A CD where there is no filler, only melodic rock songs created with an ear towards the greatest eras of rock ‘n roll – the ’70s and ’80s, that include songs that showcase the two musician’s abilities like on “Only to Rise” with…
  • New Version of Judas Priest Classic Defenders of the Faith Announced

    Guitar International Magazine
    20 Feb 2015 | 8:39 am
    Press Release Source: Chipster PR Coming off an era which saw several Judas Priest albums that have gone down as some of the greatest in the entire history of heavy metal (namely, 1980’s ‘British Steel’ and 1982’s ‘Screaming for Vengeance’), the band from Birmingham knew that their next release had to ‘deliver the goods,’ to cement their standing as the leaders of metal. And deliver they did, with their platinum-certified 1984 release, ‘Defenders of the Faith,’ which spawned such headbanging classics as ‘Freewheel…
  • That Metal Show confirms Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Line Up for Season 14

    Guitar International Magazine
    17 Feb 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Press Release Source: Paul Freundlich Associates With the recent announcement of Geddy Lee and John Petrucci on the season premiere of VH1 Classic’s centerpiece in original programming That Metal Show, more guests have been confirmed for what promises to be the most diverse season in the show’s history. Recently confirmed guests for this season are That Metal Show alumni Frank Bello/Charlie Benante/Scott Ian of Anthrax, John 5, Chris Jericho, Kerry King of Slayer, Dave Lombardo formerly of Slayer and now with Philm, Zakk Wylde, Michael Schenker, Ace Frehley, and Frankie Banali. This…
  • Michael Schenker on Spirit on a Mission CD – Adding color to life

    Guitar International Magazine
    17 Feb 2015 | 2:20 pm
    By: Robert Cavuoto Michael Schenker Few rock guitarists have an impressive resume like Michael Schenker – from UFO, to the Scorpions, to the Michael Schenker Group; he has influenced generations of guitarists. With his Temple of Rock line-up, including former Scorpion’s rhythm section; Herman Rareball and Francis Buchholz, the band is now complete and rounded off with Doogie White on vocals, and Wayne Findlay on 7-string/keyboards. Together they are poised and ready to release their second CD; Spirit on a Mission, this March Where his 2014 CD, Bridge the Gap, left off, Spirit on a…
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  • Gaskell Launches Entry Level Brand – Zac Guitars

    Neal
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Last year southpaw champions Gaskell Guitars announced that they would be shutting down their factory range of guitars to concentrate on custom shop only models. I’m sure we all shed a little tear or two over the loss, but hey – you gotta do what you gotta do to survive in this harsh economic climate right? But wait!  I’ve just received great news!  Gaskell has just launched a brand spanking new entry level brand which is bringing back the more affordable production models we’ve all grown to know and love! May I introduce ZAC GUITARS. Left Handed Explorer Guitars…
  • Waterloo : Left Handed Acoustic Guitars

    Neal
    17 Feb 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Founded by master luthier Bill Collings and based in Texas, USA, Waterloo Guitars builds handmade, vintage-inspired acoustic guitars. With Waterloo Guitars, Collings’ aim was to recreate the character and sound of old depression era guitars in an instrument that would actually play well. But what about left handed Waterloo guitars? At the time of writing the company only has a single guitar available – the WL-14. Collings produces almost every guitar left handed at no additional cost, and Waterloo is no different!  The WL-14 comes in a choice of two colors – Jet Black, or…
  • Reverend : Left Handed Guitars 2015

    Neal
    12 Feb 2015 | 11:46 am
    Reverend Guitars is an American guitar company, founded in 1996 by guitar and amp technician Joe Naylor.  The company is widely known for their unconventional construction methods and retro designs. They may only offer two or three left handed Reverend guitars at a time, but we do get new models each year which is really nice to see and helps to keep things fresh. This year we’ve kept the Double Agent from 2014, but swapped the previously available Manta ray for a beautifully colorful Jetstream 390. Left Handed Reverend Guitars 2015 On top is the Jetstream 390, and below, the Double…
  • 17 Powerful Quotes About Music to Brighten Your Day

    Neal
    8 Feb 2015 | 7:59 am
    Life revolves around it. It’s a universal language which anyone can understand. It has the power to change lives. It’s not a requirement to be able to play an instrument to appreciate it. Music is the ultimate gift, both to give and receive. Without it, the world would be a terrible place. Here are 17 inspirational quotes about music from past to present which show just how important and powerful music is.  Feel free to share these images with friends! Music is the universal language of mankind – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Music is the heart of life. She speaks love.
  • New ESP Ltd Guitars for 2015

    Neal
    2 Feb 2015 | 1:24 pm
    ESP have been generally fairly southpaw friendly as of late.  Just check the left handed guitar section on their website and you’re almost guaranteed to find something that will satisfy your needs. They recently announced a few new models at winter NAMM 2015 and included a couple of new lefties in the roster. The new TL-6 thinline electro-acoustic was first introduced last year in its right handed variant, but now we get to have a little fun with it as well. The KH-202 is actually a reissue as it has been available in previous years. ESP Ltd TL-6 Construction Set-Neck Scale 25″…
 
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    Guitar Planet Magazine: Latest News

  • Album Round-up: Blackberry Smoke, Papa Roach & Venom

    19 Feb 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Guitar Planet takes on new albums by southern stars Blackberry Smoke, nu-metal icons Papa Roach and...
  • 5 Things We Learned From The Grammys

    15 Feb 2015 | 10:34 am
    The music industry’s glamorous state of the union address was delivered this weekend, but what did...
  • Electro-Harmonix Unveils The New Super Pulsar Stereo Tap Tremolo

    22 Jan 2015 | 1:01 pm
    The brand new EHX Super Pulsar expands upon the classic Pulsar tremolo pedals and is packed with features that can make any tremolo effect possible. Its powerful controls let you create classic pulsating rhythms and experimental stutters while the advanced signal route allows for any stereo or mono configuration.The warm analog circuit of the Super Pulsar can take the shape of a sine, triangle, or square wave while also allowing for unique rhythmic patterns via an on-board sequencer. Further controls over the waveform include Shape, Depth, and Rate. A Tap footswitch and Tap Divide button make…
  • Enter Shikari – The Mindsweep

    22 Jan 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Enter Shikari renew their archly political assault while expanding their sonic horizons on The...
  • Hype Check: The Sound Of 2015

    18 Jan 2015 | 2:25 am
    Guitar Planet takes on eight of the most hotly hyped artists seeking to make 2015 their own.
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  • Top 20 Guitarists Of All Time – Guitar Players

    Charlie
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:31 pm
    Jun 17, 2008 @ 2:31You Might Also Like These Posts:Jimi Hendrix – The Greatest Guitarist of all Time?Jimi Hendrix vs Stevie Ray Vaughan – Who Is Better?Is Angus Young Overrated?Top Ten Must Know Rock Guitar RiffsTop Ten Famous GuitarsFight Club: Chops vs. Heart – The Age-Old Question
  • Jimi Hendrix The Ultimate Guitar Hero -R.I.P

    Charlie
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:51 pm
    sept 17 2008 @ 17:51You Might Also Like These Posts:Jimi Hendrix Guitar For Sale at AuctionGibson removes Hendrix Strat content from official websiteGibson to create Strats for Jimi Hendrix’s new…Jimi Hendrix – The Greatest Guitarist of all Time?Jimi Hendrix vs Stevie Ray Vaughan – Who Is Better?Hendrix Fire Fender Strat Guitar ‘to fetch…
  • Marshall 2203KK JCM800 Kerry King Head

    Charlie
    27 Dec 2014 | 3:05 am
    Published on: Aug 28, 2008You Might Also Like These Posts:Top 5 Metal Amps: Marshall JCM800 2203KK [Pick #1]B.C. Rich Announces New Kerry King Model Guitars and…B.C. Rich Kerry King of Slayer Introduce Beast V GuitarsRandall MTS RM100KH Kirk Hammett Guitar AmplifierKerry King’s B.C. Rich Mockingbird & Jeff…History of Marshall JCM800 Guitar Amplifiers
  • Stupid Cheap Guitar of the Day: Squier Bullet Strat HH

    Paul Heller
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:26 pm
    Published on: Apr 21, 2011You Might Also Like These Posts:New Squier Telecaster & Strat Guitars RevealedSquier Telecaster SH and Stratcaster HSS ReviewFender Squier Stagemaster with Floyd Rose Floating TremoloEddie Van Halen Wants Your MoneyBalls Vs. Bullets – Fender Guitar StringsJoe Trohman Telecaster & J Mascis Jazzmaster Fender…
  • How to choose a kids guitar

    Charlie
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:26 am
    Published on: Aug 17, 2010You Might Also Like These Posts:Top Five Kids Electric Guitar PackagesEpiphone Flying VeeWee Bullseye Zakk Pakk Electric Guitar…Squier Bullet Strat HHIs It Better To Buy New Guitar Gear or Used Guitar Gear?Acoustic Guitar Buying GuideEpiphone Les Paul Pee Wee Zakk Pakk Kids Guitar
 
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    Fretlife

  • Do It Again

    Crazy Fingers
    11 Feb 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Back, jack, do it again. If you are looking for an acoustic number that most people of a certain age will be able to sing along with, try some Steely Dan. I found a decent lesson on youtube from binbear4. It’s a ten-minute riffing on “Do It Again” that starts about 1:00 in. It’s a good lesson in minor7 chords, and is a challenging piece if you are looking for something to test your chops.
  • Telefunken M-80

    Crazy Fingers
    8 Feb 2012 | 10:35 pm
    I lost my mic in my last move. Couldn’t find it. It was a mic commonly used for drums, and I was using it for a vocal mic. So I decided I would get a new one. I chose the Telefunken M-80. It was a no-brainer for me because I heard Furthur was using them on stage, and I knew that those guys have come a long way with their quest for fidelity in audio. Good enough for them is more than good enough for me. The mic is really good. It has what I look for in a mic, and that would be the ability to render vocals with clarity and precision, with the range and emotion that singers want, and to…
  • Alligator Stratocaster Replica DIY

    Crazy Fingers
    23 Jan 2012 | 12:44 pm
    So many musicians become incredibly adept with equipment, and performing mods to guitars is an entire art form in itself. When Graham Nash gave Jerry Garcia his swamp ash Strat, it became the subject of an entire overhaul. In the quest for tone and pure volume output, as well as increased playability based on his style of play, the vintage Strat was opened up, carved out, refitted with brass everything, pickups blasted by Alembic, and of course the stickers… The guitar has been the object of covetous desire by anyone who loves Garcia, and many have tried to create tributes and copies.
  • Furthur Hall Scene

    Crazy Fingers
    2 Jan 2012 | 3:55 pm
    I always dug the halls. Love to see a new generation grooving. I was just, you know, drifting and dreaming when I stopped to appreciate things. I screwed up the orientation, but it straightens out after a bit. This was Furthur at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 12/30/11.
  • Jorma Kaukonen

    Crazy Fingers
    28 Nov 2011 | 3:02 pm
    A long time ago, my very dear friend turned me on to Jorma Kaukonen. I knew of him from the Jefferson Airplane, and Surrealistic Pillow, which features a solo guitar arrangement called Embryonic Journey, which I always just assume every guitar player knows. Anyway, my old friend turned me on to Jorma’s solo works, and his collaboration with bassist Jack Cassady. We were in high school, and we were jam partners. He turned me on to some of Jorma’s solo albums like Jorma and Quah, which is to this day one of my favorite albums, because of the song Genesis. This song is atypical of…
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    An Educational Resource for the Modern Guitar Player | Guitar Chalk 2014

  • EHX Pitch Fork Review (Electro-Harmonix Pitch Shifter and Octave Pedal)

    Bobby Kittleberger
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:17 am
    For such a small, simple-looking pedal, the Pitch Fork from Electro-Harmonix can make a lot of noise.And it's good-quality noise too, with enough versatility to cover both the bizarre and the conventional sounds of pitch-shifting. If you start by watching the EHX demo video, you may even lose track of everything you can do with the Pitch Fork.Should that be the case, we'll keep track for you here, showcasing the good, the bad and everything in the middle.We'll also paint a picture for you of the ideal buyer.But what exactly does that mean? It means the purpose of this review (and all of…
  • Memorizing Chord Foundations (Progressions) for Raw Acoustic Blues

    Bobby Kittleberger
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:18 pm
    There's something excellent about an instrument that you don't need to plug in.I've always liked the acoustic guitar for this reason, for its organic and traditional appeal. There's something to be said for relying entirely on the integrity of an instrument's craftsmanship and your own playing ability.No amps, effects or electricity, just raw material and talent.That's what I mean by "raw acoustic blues."We'll cover some chord progressions that are directly applicable to this style of playing on an acoustic guitar.Of course the principles are transferable to other guitars and rigs (we'll even…
  • D&A Icestand Acoustic and Electric Guitar Stand Review

    Bobby Kittleberger
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:03 pm
    A guitar stand is kind of like a kicker in football. They only really do onething.But they're a necessary part of your rig, if not often overlooked. It's easier to just set the guitar down on the floor or put it back in your case, at least when faced with the prospect of actually obtaining a stand (finding, purchasing, etc.).Maybe it's just that most guitarists don't wake up in the morning thinking, "Gee, I'd really love to have a nice stand for my guitar."There just isn't the same motivation that might be there to spend money on other types of gear. It's new pedals, amps, or an entirely new…
  • The Very Best Distortion Pedals and Honorable Mentions: 2015 Edition

    Bobby Kittleberger
    20 Feb 2015 | 6:31 pm
    Distortion pedals are one thing that guitar players can enjoy without spending a lot of money.Part of the reason is that they're widely produced and made cheaper by the simple laws of supply and demand. There are a lot of them, so they're getting more affordable.Additionally, there's a lot of quality spread across a wide price range.That's good news.But we still have to find the ones that work for us; the ones that fit our rig and playing style.And that's what this post (and others like it) are all about. It's about making the process a little less confusing, less foggy and giving you options…
  • ZVex Ooh Wah II Review and Buying Guide: Everything You Should Know Before Buying

    Bobby Kittleberger
    16 Feb 2015 | 12:02 pm
    There's almost nothing about the ZVex Ooh Wah II that resembles a traditional Wah pedal. So I'd advise prospective buyers to make themselves aware of this pedal's features and functionality before they decide to take the plunge. And considering the price tag, plunge is an apt description of the buying process.In this review I'll divulge all of the Ooh Wah's features, good and bad, as wellas discuss its pricing and practical uses.We'll paint a picture of the ideal buyer, so you can decide whether or not you're one of them. To begin, I'll reiterate that this pedal is not conventional.And I…
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    The Aspiring Guitarist

  • Simple technique how to learn guitar solos (and songs) faster

    Lukas Kyska
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Here’s the question: Would you like to learn your next guitar solo faster? I can’t hear anything. Did you say yes? Ok. Here’s how you can do it. But first let’s examine what is the most common approach that aspiring guitar players use when learning a new guitar solo. The process may look something like this: (assume we are going to learn solo from Stairway to heaven) You listen to the whole solo for a few times to get a big picture. You download a tab (hopefully not) or start transcribing (learning the solo by ear and creating your own tab or notation). Once you are done transcribing,…
  • I can’t get myself to practice guitar

    Lukas Kyska
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    I was upset. It was 8:48 AM and I was still lying in bed. Last night plans were little bit different: I wanted to wake up early, get my guitar practice done and do a little songwriting. But none of that was happening since I was not able to get up. “Screw that,” I told to myself and I threw the blanket away. I was furious. “This is ridiculous,why can’t I get myself to practice in the morning? “ You would not want to meet me that morning. I was a wreck. Even though I had all the drive and hunger for learning and improving myself, I was not following through. The person that I…
  • Why practice as much as you can is a bad (and useless) advice?

    Lukas Kyska
    22 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    A few years ago I decided to become the best guitar player possible. I wanted it so bad that I was ready to sacrifice everything to reach this goal. At least so I thought. I didn’t really understand what does becoming the best mean or what does it take; all I wanted was to prove to myself that I can become the best. I said to myself: “From now on, you are going to spend every free minute of your time playing and practicing guitar no matter what. No excuses, no whining.” And so it happened. With my full time job as a guitar teacher, I’ve managed to cram 50 hours of…
  • How to practice with a metronome : The Quick Guide to Improving your Rhythm and Inner Sense of Time

    Lukas Kyska
    4 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    “Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting.” GOTTFRIED LEIBNIZ I guess you’ve been told that in order to become good at guitar, you need to practice with a metronome. When I was just starting with guitar I’ve heard this advice from everywhere. PRACTICE WITH A METRONOME. And so I did. I turned the metronome on and played with a click. Months went by and my rhythm and timing hadn’t improved much. So I stopped doing that because I thought it was a waste of time. And guess what? My rhythm and timing still sucked big time. It…
  • Plateaued and not improving, losing motivation to practice?

    Lukas Kyska
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    I looked down and there it was. My brand new guitar sitting in its case. I knew I should be practicing. I had promised it myself. But somehow, you know… I had to admit: “I am starting to lose my drive for guitar. I feel like I haven’t progressed in last two months.” Suddenly I realized that I had been sitting in a plateau playing the same riffs and licks over and over. I couldn’t find it enjoyable anymore.  I’ve gotten extremely bored playing guitar and I felt that I can’t go any further like this. “This sucks.” Even though I had promised myself that this…
 
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    Guitar Adventures

  • Can You Name a Guitar by its Headstock?

    Josh Summers
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:24 am
    So you think you know guitars? Go ahead and test your knowledge with this simple guitar headstock quiz. It’s harder than you might think! If you’ve been around guitars long enough you should be able to recognize a number of different guitar makers or guitar series with just a momentary glance at the headstock. The The post Can You Name a Guitar by its Headstock? appeared first on Guitar Adventures.
  • 5 Tips the Pros Use To Sound Better Live

    Dean Hailstone
    10 Feb 2015 | 12:54 am
    When you’re playing live it’s important to make sure that you’re coming across in the best way possible. This usually means that you’ll need to employ the same tactics that guitar legends use to blow their audiences away and dominate the spotlight. But how exactly do these players achieve such amazing live tone and build The post 5 Tips the Pros Use To Sound Better Live appeared first on Guitar Adventures.
  • The True Story Behind Taylor’s Pallet Guitar

    Josh Summers
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    The year was 1995. The name “Taylor Guitars” was becoming known as a great-sounding, quality guitar when one of the most interesting stories in modern guitar-making history took place. It was the birth of Taylor’s “Pallet Guitar”. The story – now a legend complete with multiple versions – still proves the point that owner Bob Taylor was trying The post The True Story Behind Taylor’s Pallet Guitar appeared first on Guitar Adventures.
  • 10 Essential Guitar Pedals For Every Electric Guitarist

    Josh Summers
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:51 am
    Sometimes it can be daunting to look at a seasoned guitarist’s pedal board and think “Gee, I don’t even know where to start”. With hundreds of guitar pedals to choose from, it’s quite easy to waste your money on unnecessary pedals. Before I go any further discussing guitar pedals, let me share with you a The post 10 Essential Guitar Pedals For Every Electric Guitarist appeared first on Guitar Adventures.
  • My Favorite Guitar Tuner App (and Why)

    Josh Summers
    13 Jan 2015 | 1:10 am
    No doubt you carry around a tuner or two in your guitar bag. It’s not like they’re that expensive. Yet somehow in that moment when you need your tuner most, it’s just not available. Maybe it’s tucked away in your bag or out of batteries. In this day and age there is one thing we The post My Favorite Guitar Tuner App (and Why) appeared first on Guitar Adventures.
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    Unlock The Guitar - Blog

  • How to Go from Rock to Jazz Guitar

    23 Feb 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Making the transition from rock to jazz playing can sometimes be a bewildering experience. You suddenly feel like a fish out of water, but it’s good to get out of your comfort zone once in a while as well as broaden your mastery of musical styles; plus, it’ll make you sound cool(er). So here are 10 quick tips to help you take those first steps into the daunting world of jazz. 1. Get Rid of the Distortion The first thing that has to go is the distortion. You’ll need a nice, clean sound, perhaps with a tinge of chorusing to help wean yourself off the distortion in the early…
  • 9 Things You Need to Know to Play Slash Chords

    20 Feb 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Have you ever come across a chord like G/B or D/F# and wondered how to play it? Beginning guitarists are often confused by what are called slash chords. And no, we're not talking about Guns N' Roses. Slash chords add color to your playing by emphasizing bass notes. They build steps between chords and create moving bass lines that give a song a sense of momentum or flow. The following are 9 things you need to know about slash chords so you can add them to your bag of guitar tricks: 1. The meaning of the "/". The slash isn't shorthand for "or." It isn't offering you the choice to play either…
  • How to Play the Josh Homme Pentatonic Scale

    14 Feb 2015 | 9:44 am
    Josh Homme is one of those guitar players that have a unique style and an instantly recognizable sound on the guitar without being overly-technical or overly-pretentious. It’s further proof that you don’t have to have ridiculous technique to be able to express yourself on the instrument, as we also saw in the article Doing Your Thing on Guitar. In this article we'll look at how a simple creative twist on the Pentatonic Scale can open up a host of new sounds and ideas. As Josh explains in the video below, he plays a mutation of the Blues Scale (although he throws in a 6 while…
  • How (not) to Learn the Melodic Minor Scale and its Modes

    9 Feb 2015 | 3:29 pm
    If you’re reading this then you’ve probably put in the hours, learned all your major scale modes and are curious about ‘those other modes’; those being the Melodic Minor and the resulting modes spawned therefrom. If you do cursory search for Melodic Minor scale patterns you’ll probably be presented with something like this: You play through the patterns for a while but then you start to feel like it’s not really sticking, or it’s difficult to prize some actual music out of these new scale patterns. If you’re a regular reader of this blog…
  • How Long Does it Take to Get Good?

    1 Feb 2015 | 8:54 pm
    Learning guitar can be a slow process, particularly after you’ve been playing for a few years or so. You may feel like you’re stuck in a rut or that you’re never going to get good at this but there’s no need to worry; as it turns out, it’s just a question of time. They say it takes 10,000 hours to get good at something; 10,000 hours = 416 days or 1.14 years. Obviously you can’t play for 416 days straight, 24 hours a day, you need to sleep! So let’s break it down into a reasonable amount of hours per day and see how long it could potentially take you…
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    Rhythm Strumming

  • Puresalem Rare Electric Guitar

    Mackenzie
    28 Feb 2015 | 1:03 pm
    Here is another rare guitar I found that stood out on Ebay. I’ve never seen anything like it. I looks very simple with only two knobs, which is exactly the way I like my guitars. It’s also extremely clean and in great condition. I really like the idea of one humbucker, because it gives a soft yet full sound to a guitar. The shape of the body reminds me of a cross between a strat and a tele. It’s actually priced really well at $299 and is great for any one looking for a really good electric. Y’all should check this one out, it’s going to be sold soon. Here is the…
  • A Rare 1983 USA Gibson Corvus 1 Guitar Find

    Mackenzie
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:30 pm
    So like I do all the time, I looked through Ebay to find a really awesome looking vintage guitar. Out of all the guitars that where up One really stood out. A 1983 USA Gibson Corvus 1 was just popping of my computer screen. I’ve never seen any guitar like this, but it does have the humbuckers I like and plus it’s a Gibson so it has to be great. The Body is alder The Bill Lawrence Humbuckers work great The neck has 22 frets, which are all reachable This guitar is amazing. It sounds great and plays exceptionally well, because of it’s low action. It has that thick humbucker…
  • Notes In The B Major Scale On Guitar

    Mackenzie
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:59 am
    The B Major Scale is scale with five sharps. A#, C#, D#, G#, and F# are the sharps in the B Major Key. lots of songs are in this key such as Iron Man by Black Sabbath, Poker Face by Lady Gaga, Radioactive by Imagine Dragons, and Ace of Spades by Moterhead. This is defiantly worth learning because of all the songs play the it. It’s not really all that hard if you think about it a little. I play in this scale for church a lot, bet we normally change it the Bb flat scale. It gives a full darker sounding song and really sounds good. Here is the Pdf for the notes in the B Major scale. The…
  • Cold Fingers Are Slowing You Down!

    Mackenzie
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:19 pm
    It’s winter and finally snowed in Texas. It only snows like once every four years where I live so I build a Snowman and had a huge snowball fight, but my fingers got really cold. I was think about how cold my fingers were and couldn’t stand it. After I got inside, my fingers stayed cold. I really wanted to play this really awesome Metallica solo I’ve had in my head for the past few hours. Everything was good to go, but wait you can’t play guitar with frozen fingers, needless to say really fast soloing. You just can’t. There is no getting around it, your fingers…
  • Say You Do By Dierks Bentley Chords

    Mackenzie
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:13 am
    Say You Do By Dierks Bentley Chords. Say You Do By Dierks Bentley is his second biggest song out of his Riser album and more are coming. This song is has a really slow tempo and only has one hard chord AKA the Dm. I play the Dm like the Bm just with the barre on the 5th fret. It’s in 4/4 timing like all the other songs to here is the link to find a strumming pattern. Capo 3 Standard tuning C Don’t worry about the damage done C F Just let those words roll off your tongue F Dm Even if you’re lyin’ C If you really don’t mean it, I don’t care C If you need a…
 
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  • Xotic SP Compressor Review

    Aaron Matthies
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:03 pm
    The first time you connect a good quality compressor to your effects chain, you’ll wonder how you got by without one. In this review I’ll walk you through the Xotic SP Compressor which is a fantastic quality compressor with nice features. Features Tiny pedal size It’s great to see this pedal in such a tiny casing. If you’re like me you probably don’t like the idea of a tuner or a compressor taking up precious pedalboard space. You probably much rather have the extra room for a nice delay or overdrive pedal. So it’s great that this tiny pedal doesn’t…
  • Electro-Harmonix Micro POG Review

    Aaron Matthies
    22 Feb 2015 | 5:40 pm
    Features The Micro POG (Polyphonic Octave Generator) has a simple job: it generates a two separate signals: one octave lower than your original guitar and other one octave higher than your original guitar. We’ll look at how useful this really is later, but let’s start with the basic features offered by the Micro POG: Polyphonic This is a very important feature for any pitch shifting pedal. There are pedals out there only designed for monophonic playing which means if you strike a chord or play an arpeggio, you will hear glitches. The Micro POG was designed for polyphonic (more…
  • Epiphone Dot Review

    Aaron Matthies
    3 Feb 2015 | 3:52 pm
    The Epiphone Dot is an affordable archtop guitar based on the Gibson ES-335 Dot which was originally released in 1958. The ES-335 (ES stands for Electric Spanish) was the first commerically available thinline artchtop semi-acoustic and has been an incredibly popular guitar with a massive following. This style of guitar has been used by countless guitarists and B.B. King’s iconic guitar called ‘Lucille’ was based on the later model ES-355. While the Epiphone Dot is based on the ES-355, this review will not try to compare the two. I believe a guitar should stand on…
  • TC Electronic PolyTune 2 Mini Review

    Aaron Matthies
    2 Feb 2015 | 4:25 pm
    The original PolyTune by TC Electronic was a great innovation and has been popular since it first came out. This review will look at the PolyTune 2 Mini which is a tiny version of the recent PolyTune 2. There are some important differences so have a read through to see which option suits you best. Features Let’s start by looking at the features on the PolyTune 2 Mini and at the end of this review we will look at how the Mini compares to the larger PolyTune 2. Polyphonic tuning This is the feature that sets the PolyTune apart from other tuners. The basic idea is that you can strum all…
  • The Ultimate Guide to Jimi Hendrix: Tone, Gear, Effects

    Aaron Matthies
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:10 pm
    How to sound like Jimi Hendrix This guide will walk you through every important aspect of Jimi Hendrix’s tone. You will learn: The essential effect pedals he used in his rig How to chain the pedals together for different tones How to experiment with your effects like Hendrix did What gear to look for If you’re interested in getting a tone similar to Hendrix’s or you want to play his songs, this guide was written for you. Important Disclaimer Copying Jimi Hendrix’s exact tone isn’t possible – even if you used the exact gear he used (which also changed over…
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  • Feb 20, Milow - Ayo Technology Guitar Lesson

    20 Feb 2015 | 7:47 am
    Today we'll have fun with a song by Milow, Ayo Technology. Milow is Belgian singer. The song we're going to study is clearly what made him break through the charts.
  • Feb 20, Why learning guitar songs?

    20 Feb 2015 | 7:44 am
    Why learning guitar songs? Because it's fun. Often easier than creating one. Moreover, the guitar songs you will know will accumulate one after the other, and soon enough, it'll become even more fun.
  • Feb 19, Guitar Wood

    19 Feb 2015 | 7:47 am
    Which guitar wood are the most commonly used ? What are their properties ? And, more importantly, does that change the sound of a guitar ? Everything's answered here.
  • Jan 25, Barre Chord

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:09 am
    Today, we'll have fun with barre chords. Yeah, I know, they are painful to make. But they're important to learn as they're used quite often.
  • Jan 18, Electric Bass Guitar

    18 Jan 2015 | 8:32 am
    Wondering what are the different electric bass guitar types ? In this page, you will have the answer.
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