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Tom Hemingway of Pusher checks in

In my opinion, without the bass there isn’t a song. Feed off the drummer: if you try to go off on your own and not pay attention to what he/she is …

Epiphone

Fender Rumble 100 and 500

Duff Battye puts two of Fender’s new Rumble combo series to the test. Will they make the earth move for him?<p>The 2014 NAMM trade show in California …

Audiophile

NAMM 2013: G&L Launches Tom Hamilton Signature Model ASAT Bass

0<p>SHARES<p>Aerosmith’s Tom Hamilton has been playing G&L ASAT Basses for nearly 20 years — ever since he bought his first blue metal flake ASAT bass at …

Guitar

How to Buy a Bass Guitar: A Guide for the First-Time Buyer

0<p>SHARES<p>Gunther swung open my office door with a violent jolt and glared at me jealously. He wasn’t amused to see me sitting on the couch with a …

Guitar

Wake Up That Tired Guitar With A Pair Of Seymour Duncans

<i>“…he [Seymour Duncan] did repairs and rewinds for such artists as Jimmy Page, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend, Jimi Hendrix, Peter</i> …

Guitar

The Fender Custom Shop Michael Landau Signature 1968 Stratocaster

Michael Landau Signature Stratocaster<p>Fender has pulled the silk cloth off their new signature Stratocater recreating the current state of guitarist …

Stratocaster

What’s New In Guitar Stores: Takamine, Fender, and VOX

Takamine LTD-2000<p>Sorry to be so long in coming up with this issue but sometimes life’s little day-to-day stuff doesn’t quite work out as you planned. …

Oregon

Guitar Challenge: Insane Bending Exercises

Be The Bend… or Something Like That<p>Over the years I’ve come to realize that I am evidently interested and very much a fan of mindfulness. I’ve …

Guitar Playing

Ernie Ball Leaks New John Petrucci Signature Guitar

Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci’s signature Ernie Ball has gone through many incarnations since he first started working with the company. The …

Guitar

Pedal Signal Chain Basics: Bypass, Buffered, And Effects Loop

Last time, we talked about the power supply requirements for your pedal board. In the future, I’m going to show you how to make a be-all-end-all …

Pedal Chain Basics: The Pedal Order

As promised in the last post, here is the suggested order for your pedals, and a little clean up of miscellaneous subjects associated with pedals and …

Guitar Playing

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Ed King on “Sweet Home Alabama”

40 years later, the Southern classic endures as one of rock’s most famous guitar riffs.<p>You can’t hear the words “Sweet Home Alabama” without your …

Guitar

Chapman Guitars Announces the Chapman Special Run Guitars at NAMM 2014

Rob Chapman of Chapman Guitars announced their new Special Run Series of four guitars to be displayed for the first time at NAMM 2014. The two six …

NAMM

Fender Takes a Swing with MLB Stratocaster

Fender and Major League Baseball team up to offer these Stratocasters sporting the colors of your favorite teams, unless they don't have one for your …

Stratocaster

D’Addario Launches New NYXL Guitar Strings

The engineers at D'Addario have pieced together new electric guitar strings that are strong enough that you could build a bridge with them.The post …

Bridges