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

Fix Pedalboards unveiled two new angled boards in L.A. The smaller one ($40) measures 5.5" x 20" and is designed to be a lightweight but road-worthy "grab and go" board, while the Graviton ($400) measures 15" x 30" and features a built in IEC power jack and four locking 1/4" jacks. Both are made of Fix's aerospace-grade aluminum and come with a lifetime "no questions asked" warranty.

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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