Guitar

For the Sake of the Song: Accompaniment Tips and Techniques

Bill EvansNovember 18, 2017<p><b>From the January 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY JEFFREY PEPPER RODGERS</b><p>Great accompaniment is an art that an audience …

Acoustic Guitar

Malcolm Young, AC/DC Co-Founding Guitarist, Dead at 64

Malcolm Young—one of rock's greatest rhythm guitarists of all time—died today at age 64. The AC/DC co-founder was diagnosed with dementia in 2014, …

AC/DC

Shake It Off! Everything You Need to Know About Vibrato

<b>Chops:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Theory:</b> Beginner <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Increase control of your fretting hand to shape and improve your vibrato.<br>• From subtle …

Carlos Santana

16 Weird and Wonderful Guitar Noise Pedals

I’m getting really close to finalising the first proper sweep of my pedal chain - just getting to adding the final 2. Of course the Tone Quest never …

Giant Pandas

When To Parallel Process Your Bass

Parallel processing in nothing new to engineers and producers. It’s a technique that’s been used on countless records; sometimes it’s used on the …

Tutorials

Fender Unveils Limited Edition Adam Clayton Precision and Jazz Bass

U2’s <b>Adam Clayton</b> is getting a new pair of special basses from Fender this year. The limited edition Adam Clayton Precision and Jazz basses come with …

Bass Guitar

American Elite Electric Guitars & Basses

Clare Dunn Demos The American Elite Stratocaster<p>4TH GENERATION NOISELESS™ PICKUPS<p>A quantum leap in pickup technology, these bleeding-edge pickups are …

Stratocaster

Liam Gallagher signed this guitar and it's been stolen

This rare guitar signed by Oasis legend Liam Gallagher was stolen from the home of an elderly blind woman.<p>It was part of a haul which included a 55 …

Liam Gallagher

Compressor settings

<b>How to set up a compressor:</b> <br>You want to know how to set the knobs on your compressor, or at least some good settings to start with. OK. Here's a very …

Tutorials

Why ‘Coco’ filmmakers strapped GoPro cameras onto musicians’ guitars

As a longtime guitarist, I find it irritating when an actor in a movie is obviously only pretending to play the instrument.<p>Even with an actor who can …

Winston Churchill

AC/DC: Young Lust

<b>On Ballbreaker, AC/DC’s Angus and Malcolm Young demonstrate yet again that they are randy as a pair of billygoats, and ready to rock.</b><p>Like Divine …

AC/DC

Damian Coccio: Inner Ponds

<b>Damian Coccio</b> sent us this video with a simple note: “Here is something to help folks relax.”<p>We’re all for that.<p>The tune, “Inner Ponds,” features …

Bass Guitar

American Professional Electric Guitars & Basses by Fender

WATCH VIDEO<p>RAISE YOUR VOICE WITH THE AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL SERIES<p>The Sound<p>Simply put, pickups are the heart and soul of an electric instrument’s …

Yelle blend melodic pop-prog and electro dance sounds in "Romeo" [Video]

Led by singer and namesake Yelle (Julie Budet), GrandMarnier (Jean-François Perrier) and Tepr (Tanguy Destable) this group pull from modern …

Music

Remember When Montgomery Gentry Played With Lynyrd Skynyrd?

Montgomery Gentry didn't just list Lynyrd Skynyrd as an influence, they actually got to play a whole set with them — and they captured it for …

Country Music

AC/DC Guitarist Malcolm Young Has Died At 64

Malcolm Young, the co-founder and rhythm guitarist of legendary rock group AC/DC, died on Saturday morning. He was 64 years old. The musician founded …

AC/DC

Maybe Joe Bonamassa was right all along: this mind-boggling guitarist can simulate 7 different effects without using pedals

<b>Our recent interview with Joe Bonamassa - where the guitar hero stated,</b> <b>“Using pedals that make you sound like everything but your guitar is f**king</b> …

Blues Music

‘It Might Get Loud’ Profiles Three Great Rock Guitarists But Is Ultimately One Big Mess

Ever since Willie Kizart’s busted, buzzing amplifier powered Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats’ 1951 single “Rocket 88” to the top of the charts, …

Entertainment

Larkin Poe Are Preachin' the Blues and Converting the Masses

We hereby direct your attention to Larkin Poe, a pair of badass Georgia-bred sisters who—we kid you not—are distantly related to 19th-century …

Eric Clapton

Someone just strolled into a Hard Rock Cafe and walked out with Eddie Van Halen’s $100k Frankenstrat

<b>Anyone who’s been into a Hard Rock Cafe has gazed longingly at the artist-played gear on the wall, but visitors tend to refrain from actually taking</b> …

Eddie Van Halen

On Bass: Pedal Power

<b>A ringing open string (Ex. 2) would generally be preferred for a pedal tone to avoid dampening, but you can’t argue with the effectiveness of Tom</b> …

Bass Guitar

Shane Speal tries out his 2-string cigar box guitar

Cigar box guitar maker and player Shane Speal made a 2-string cigar box guitar and took it for a spin. Sounds great! He says: "27.5" baritone scale. …

Culture

Foo Fighters: What's The Best Way To Approach Guitar As Band With 3 Guitarists [News]

<b>Music News</b>: "It is difficult to find a spot."

Foo Fighters

Eastman Antique Varnish T64/V

<b>Will Eastman’s factory-aged homage to a hitmaking hollowbody help Chris Vinnicombe wind back the clock?</b><p>Regular readers will be familiar with Eastman, …

My Top 5 IK Multimedia Plugins

We all have our favorites, and in this post I want to share my top 5 from IK Multimedia! Let’s countdown, starting from number 5.<p>Master EQ 432<p>The …

Gear Q&A: Tension Headaches

<i>Jon Levey answers your equipment questions in Gear Q&A. Click here to email your question, or send him a tweet at @72unforced.</i><p><b>I had three of my</b> …

Determine

Geezer Butler Has More Than 100 Riffs for Next Project

<b>Black Sabbath</b> bassist <b>Geezer Butler</b> said he has "about 120 riffs" for his next project.<p>The metal legend added in his comments to <i>Rolling Stone</i> that his …

Rock Music

Wampler Pedals Announces the Tumnus Deluxe

<b>Martinsville, IN</b> (November 17, 2017) -- With the first iteration of the Tumnus, Wampler perfected their take on the sound of <i>the</i> mythical overdrive. …

Ozzfest Meets Knotfest 2017 Recap

During the first weekend of November, we joined some of our heavy music friends in Southern California at the Glen Helen Amphitheater at Ozzfest …

Anchorage band offers carnival sideshow in sound

Contributed photo by Carly Garay<p>Anchorage-based band Super Saturated Sugar Strings will perform an all-ages show Monday, Nov. 27 at Great Pacific …

Eastern Oregon