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Editorial & Misc »

Friday, August 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

As you may have already heard, Beck is releasing his new "album" as sheet music (read more here). Its been a topic at several forums I visit and a great many see this as a visionary move, something I don't quite understand. It seems increasingly that in creative fields, especially in music, that vin... [More]

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News & Press Releases »

Monday, August 6, 2012 | 1 Comments

The below is a press release issued by the U.S. Department of Justice on Aug. 6, 2012: Gibson Guitar Corp. Agrees to Resolve Investigation into Lacey Act Violations Gibson Guitar Corp. entered into a criminal enforcement agreement with the United States today resolving a criminal investigation into ... [More]

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News & Press Releases »

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Ever hear of J. Backlund guitars? Imagine if you will the electric guitar as depicted in The Jetsons cartoon. The high dollar custom company has recently launched a Kickstarter project for a Korean made version of their JDB-800 model under the new Retronix brand. Early backers at the $500 pledge lev... [More]

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Articles »

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 | 1 Comments

Pandora no doubt is a fantastic application, absolutely groundbreaking when it initially hit the scene. When I purchased an Android phone, it was one of the first apps I installed. That said, I like many guitarists have some fairly eclectic tastes and I've found that for less popular artists on the ... [More]

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Articles »

Thursday, July 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

You know those stories you hear? The ones the gray-beards tell about buying a ’52 Strat for $50 in some pawn shop in Texas back in ’85 when no one knew any better? Those days are over. Guitars have become such a fetish object that even people who don’t play an instrument know that ... [More]

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News & Press Releases »

Monday, July 2, 2012 | 1 Comments

Pollstar.com is reporting that Van Halen has cancelled all dates of their previously postponed tour dates happening after June 26, 2012, more than 30 shows in total. Rolling Stone had previously reported the band had been fighting, though David Lee Roth posted a video on YouTube to the contrary stat... [More]

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Reviews, Digitech »

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Its hard to believe Digitech originally released the groundbreaking Whammy pedal in 1989. Since then, the pedal has definitely earned its place in pedal board history and it is guaranteed to be emulated in any modern generation multi-fx unit. I think back to some of my all time favorite songs and al... [More]