Friday, April 28, 2017
Wilson Center Guitar Festival
Looking for a gorgeous guitar strap to embellish your axe? Would you like it to be a piece of art, rather than a plain leather or nylon strap? Maybe you prefer the look of sparkles or the edginess of...
This month's review is on the classic Ibanez Tube Screamer TS9 which has been reissued by Ibanez. I actually have an original, love the bright green color...I think everyone remembers the color!  The reissue looks the same, still Kermit...
Need a perfect gift for the budding guitar hero in your life? The Orange Micro Crush 3 Watt amp is a great deal and has a lot to offer for a small battery powered amp. I was pleasantly surprised by...
XVIVE V6 Phaser King
Bryan Kaufman, founder of Dog Days Vintage guitar straps, has come up with a very creative idea of what to do with old, vintage materials.  He had the idea for the vintage straps after seeing some old curtains in a vintage clothing store. Dog Days is a family owned business and all the straps are hand made right here in the U.S.A.
Ernie Ball’s most popular and affordable acoustic string, the 2004 Earthwood 80/20 bronze acoustic guitar strings are crafted from 80% copper, 20% zinc wire wrapped around a hex-shaped tin plated steel core wire. The light strings are perfect for beginner fingers, but are also great for advanced players that may prefer to bend them while playing. The sound is crisp to the ears, yet carries a mellow, almost bass-like tone. But like most guitar strings, they will need to be changed out in several weeks of playing otherwise they will start to sound dull and will lose their sharpness. Also, be aware that because they are on the lighter side, they may have a tendency to snap easier than heavier strings.
Not too long ago, I was approached by one of my musician buddies asking me if I wanted to fill in on some gigs with his cover band.  I was so appreciative of being an honorary member of this band that I immediately said, “yes!”  Shortly thereafter, I received an email of the set list, which included roughly 78 songs.  Most gigs for this cover band included a set time of three to four hours and was played at the local pub on the weekend until closing time.  Depending on the crowd and their drunken behavior, this usually depicted what songs were going to be played.  The best part of this commitment was that the gig was in less than two months.  How on earth was I going to learn all these songs in less than two months?!
As a predominantly rock guitarist, when I was asked to review the Luna Henna Oasis Spruce guitar, I thought I was going to review an electric guitar - cool. The box looked the right size and its weight was comfortable. When I got to my studio, I put it with my other guitars. Personally, I like to get to know a guitar before I write about it, so I spend time with it and really get to know its personality (and its secrets).
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (March 21, 2017) — It’s the classic “wah” that every modern-day electric guitarist needs in their collection, and now there’s a brand with a plug-‘n-play design that makes pedal board compatibility easier than ever. NEXI Industries proudly introduces...
If want to play metal or rock, this amp is affordable and delivers some really heavy tones. The majority of guitarists use effects in conjunction with their amps. There is also the possibility of gear malfunctions when playing live...