A look at some of the hottest new boutique guitars, amps, and pedals from the Oct. 5-6 show in Van Nuys, California.

It's '80s nostalgia at the L.A. Amp Show! GMP Guitars brought (left to right) the TB-Bass (which features a unique neck-thru/set-neck hybrid design), the Floyd Rose-loaded Cheetah, the single-cutaway Roxy, and the Roxstar, which is based on a Charvel Star, but with a redesigned body shape for better balance and tone.

There’s way more than blues-rock fodder buried in the crevices of the most overused scale in music.

Beginner

Intermediate

  • Explain how chords are generated from scales.
  • Create unusual harmonies, chord progressions, bass lines, and melodies using the blues scale.
  • Demonstrate how music theory and musical intuition can coalesce to create unique sounds from traditional materials.
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Last updated on May 21, 2022

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