Brian Tarquin first came up with the idea for the Guitar Masters series because of his personal experience getting the wonderful plastic records that used to come in every issue of Guitar Player magazine back in the ‘80s.
Bohemian Productions is an artist-run record label based in New York, headed by Emmy Award-winning guitarist, Brian Tarquin, producer Chris Ingram and publicist Miss M.
The label focuses on unique instrumental music which has fallen through the cracks in the music industry. They aim to give talented artists both known and unknown a voice to be heard among the plethora of mainstream releases. They consider themselves a home for disenfranchised musicians, building an eclectic catalog of releases. Being artists themselves, they are sensitive to the fact that the creative voice can be stifled in today’s multimedia culture. BHP offers their artists a unique blend of exposure both in the traditional retail markets, as well as TV and film. They have 16 years experience in composing and producing for numerous television and motion picture productions and therefore have a unique perspective on what works for both the artists and the shows.
BHP Music also runs a state-of-the-art digital and analog recording studio in New York called Jungle Room Studios.
Brian Tarquin first came up with the idea for the Guitar Masters series because of his personal experience getting the wonderful plastic records that used to come in every issue of Guitar Player magazine back in the ‘80s. It was such a simple idea, but it had a profound impact on the reader. Immediately you were exposed to such great players and songs as John Scofield’s “Techno,” Hans Reichel’s “Solo Dachsophone and Guitar,” Michael Hedges’ “Because It’s There,” Eric Johnson’s “Cliffs of Dover,” Robert Fripp’s “Easter Sunday,” Danny Gatton’s “Nit Pickin’” and Kazumi Watanabe’s “Unicorn.” Being a guitarist himself, he appreciated the wealth of talented players that the small, black record offered. That is why Guitar Masters has been a labor of love.
Through BHP Music, Brian has collected an astonishing group of players, along with some previously unreleased material and rarity tracks. The compilation is not your standard “greatest hits” package. Guitar Masters, Vol. 1 strives to show the guitar’s many styles by letting it take center stage. The CD features an incredible mix of players, both known and unknown, and each have their own unique style and influences which can be heard on every track. Listeners can hear such high-caliber collaborations as Jeff Beck playing alongside the reggae beats of Toots & The Maytals, to Zakk Wylde (of Black Label Society, as well as Ozzy) covering the Stevie Wonder classic, “I Wish,” to bassist Stanley Clarke teaming up with Joe Satriani and John Paul Jones of the legendary Led Zeppelin.
Also included are lesser known players who are just as inspiring, such as the classically trained British guitarist Jason Carter, flamenco guitarist Marcus Nand, the smooth sounds of veteran New Zealand guitarist Martin Winch, New York native Steve Booke, who adds an East India vibe to “Picture of a Purple Sky,” and fellow New Yorker, bassist Randy Coven, who supplied two tracks on the compilation. From fusion master John Scofield to Texas shredder Doug Stapp to Brian’s own rock/electronica piece, listeners can really hear and appreciate what the guitar can do.
BHP Music received such a wonderful response from so many guitarists that Brian already has Guitar Masters, Vol. 2 ready to rock. BHP hopes to expose all of these talented players to a new audience and refresh the ears of the diehard fans who haven’t heard these rarity tracks. Guitar Masters, Vol. 1 will be released May 15, 2007.
Who’s Who at BHP Music
Brian started at a jingle house as an Engineer/Producer in New York City. He produced commercials at Ogilvy & Mather and Grey Advertising Agencies. He also has worked as an engineer at various recording studios in New York City and Los Angeles. In 1991, Brian started composing music for the Olympics. In the ‘90s he worked for Virgin Records in Finance and Business Affairs and Radio Promotions for Restless Records. He started his artist recording career at MCA Records and moved on to Instinct, ROIR, Passion Records, JazzFM Records in the U.K. and Cleopatra/Hypnotic. As an instrumental guitarist, Brian has enjoyed commercial radio and sales success at R&R/Gavin and Billboard Top 20. In 1997 he formed the rock/ electronica band, Asphalt Jungle with his writing partner, Chris Ingram. In 2003 and 2005 he won two Emmys for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series.
Chris produced and composed for Instinct Records for several years. He worked as keyboardist and programmer on Brian’s solo Instinct albums and is the other half of Asphalt Jungle. Chris got his formal training in keyboard and composition with the late jazz great, Lou Stein. He has produced music for the PBS educational series, Schooling that Works!, and has also performed and toured on the East Coast. His producing and composing talents can be heard on several of Instinct Records solo albums and compilations.
For more on BHP Music and to submit music for future series, visit bohemianproductions.net
Kick off the holiday season by shopping for the guitar player in your life at Guitar Center! Now through December 24th 2022, save on exclusive instruments, accessories, apparel, and more with hundreds of items at their lowest prices of the year.
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Looking for a compact, “noiseless” way to plug in and play guitar? Check out the brand-new Gibson Digital Amp, available only in the Gibson App.
The new Gibson App simplifies the learning process and brings guitar playing to life for the current and next generation of guitarists in a modern, comprehensive, and intuitive way. The Gibson App is the place to take your guitar playing to the next level. New to the Gibson App is the Gibson Digital Amp, the ultimate starting amplifier for beginners and a flexible amp on-the-go for intermediate players and pros to get their sound anywhere. The Gibson Digital Amp is an accessible amplifier for both acoustic and electric guitars, and is currently available for Apple/iOS users--an Android version will debut next year.
Use the Gibson Digital Amp’s jamming guide to get started and transform your sound with built-in effects and pedals, jam to backing tracks, or use it in lessons and songs. The Gibson Digital Amp only requires your phone, and wired headphones for the best playing experience, no cables are needed. The amp features 3 acoustic mic presets, 4 electric amp presets, and 6 effects pedals.
The Gibson Digital Amp is the ultimate starting amplifier for beginners and a flexible amp on-the-go for intermediates and pros.
The Gibson App uses a unique two-way, interactive platform to teach guitar students how to do everything from playing their first note to shredding loads of songs. The Gibson App features interactive lessons with thousands of lessons and songs. Learn the songs step-by-step with video tutorials from superstar artists and pro guitarists in the “Gibson App Guide.” The Gibson App also includes the new Digital Amp, a built-in tuner, a metronome, Gibson TV, and new songs are added every week. New Gibson App Guides are added regularly and include Tommy “Spaceman” Thayer’s favorite iconic KISS guitar solos, Richie Faulkner’s (Judas Priest) “Guide to Metal,” Jared James Nichols’ “Guide to Blues,” CELISSE’s “Guide to Songwriting,” and more.
The Gibson App uses “audio augmented reality” to provide dynamic feedback to students as they learn and play. As you pluck a note or strum a chord, the Gibson App listens to your guitar and gives you real-time feedback on your playing. It also gives students a more contextual learning experience: Instead of learning chords and scales in a vacuum, you’re able to practice on a scrolling tablature that lets you hear how you sound with the backing of a virtual band. That means you can load up “Hurt” by Johnny Cash, “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison, “American Girl" by Tom Petty, “Nothing Else Matters” by Metallica, “Where is My Mind" by Pixies, “Country Roads” by John Denver, “I Hate Myself For Loving You" by Joan Jett, “Heaven” by Kane Brown, “Shape Of You” by Ed Sheeran, “Killer Queen” by Queen,“ Sweet Child O’ Mine,” by Guns ‘N Roses, “Run to the Hills” by Iron Maiden, “Roxanne” by The Police, and “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and “The Man Who Sold the World” by Nirvana, “Are You Gonna Go My Way” by Lenny Kravitz, and “Don't Look Back In Anger” by Oasis and hundreds more songs in a wide range of genres, to see how your play matches up with such seminal tracks.
As you’re playing, the Gibson App gives you feedback on timing and tone, ensuring that students are getting active input on how their play is developing. The Gibson App appeals to players of all levels, it’s not just for beginners looking to learn a few chords; the app can assist seasoned guitarists who are working their way through difficult riffs, want to learn their favorite songs, or polish their advanced techniques.
Players can also challenge themselves by speeding up or slowing the tabs. Like having a full-time guitar teacher, the Gibson App keeps track of all your progress and adjusts lesson plans accordingly. The Gibson App released a “backing track mode” which supports both lesson and song playback without headphones, so users can self-select what works best for their current environment. And that’s not all: the Gibson App also packs in a fully-featured digital tuner for guitar first-timers, there’s even a detailed lesson on how to tune your instrument, a multi-function metronome, players can connect to free one-on-one consultations with Gibson’s Virtual Guitar Tech team, and to direct links to the Gibson, Epiphone, and Kramer online stores for easy shopping for guitars, gear, apparel, and accessories.
Learn Guitar With The Gibson App
The Gibson App is more than a pocket-sized guitar teacher, it’s loaded with an archive of exclusive content and original programming from its premium and accessible award-winning online network, Gibson TV, featuring music icons telling their best guitar stories, with more episodes and installments added regularly. Users can watch Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi share insights and tales from his decades-long career on the series “Icons,” dive into Joe Bonamassa’s assortment of legendary Les Paul guitars on “The Collection,” or see how Gibson’s iconic instruments are made in their Nashville factory from body to binding on “The Process.” There’s even a series called “The Scene” that focuses on backstage stories from hallowed music venues from coast to coast like The Troubadour and Grand Ole Opry.
The Gibson App free version features a few lessons a day; the premium version of the Gibson App offers full access and a 14-day free trial, then costs $19.99/£16.49 monthly or $119.99/£98.99 yearly.
For more information, please visit gibson.com.
This pickup captures the clear, bell-like single-coil chime of a classic P-90 when played clean and retains the tight mids and articulate low-end vintage growl and smooth sustain saturation when pushed into overdrive.
Belltone Guitars, as part of their Custom-Select System curated offering of pickups, has partnered McNelly pickups to create a one-of-a-kind retro-vibe P-90 pickup in the standard Filtertron size format. This pickup captures the clear, bell-like single-coil chime of a classic P-90 when played clean and retains the tight mids and articulate low-end vintage growl, and smooth sustain saturation when pushed into overdrive.
The McNelly P-90 Foil-Coil comes housed in a ‘raw’ nickel outer casing with a dull nickel foil face with metal mount screw gromets to complete the ‘new-vintage’ aesthetic, making it a perfect choice for your signature Belltone custom build. Available exclusively through Belltone Guitars.
Check out the Custom-Select System belltoneguitars.com to preview the McNelly P-90 Foil-Trons and all our standard and selectable components available to create your own signature Belltone. Then visit the Dream Lab on our website and select either model B-Classic ONE with its top binding or B-Classic TWO with its arm and body contours select your body color from our wide range of offerings, select your neck profile of either standard ‘C’ or thicker ’59 Round Back and either Maple or Rosewood fingerboard followed by your tuners, pickguard, and strings. Finally, review our curated custom-designed, and unique pickup selection to locate the McNelly P-90 Foil-Trons to complete your signature build.
Builds start at just over $2,300.00 with a custom case and shipping included.
For more information, please visit belltoneguitars.com.
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DiMarzio, Inc. announces the Relentless P (DP299), the Relentless J Bridge (DP301), Relentless J Neck (DP300), and the Relentless J Pair (DP302) for 4 string basses.
DiMarzio, Inc. announces the release of the Relentless P (DP299), the Relentless J Bridge (DP301), Relentless J Neck (DP300), and the Relentless J Pair (DP302) for 4 string basses. The new Relentless P and Relentless J series pickups feature the Relentless cover designed in collaboration with Billy Sheehan.
As with the Relentless pickups, we removed all the hard edges from the standard P Bass and standard J Basspickups, and added an arch to the top of the pickups to bring the sensing coils and pole pieces closer to the strings. These improvements increase the dynamic range and make active circuitry unnecessary.
The Relentless P and Relentless J pickups incorporate Neodymium magnets and produce 70 percent more output than traditional passive pickups, and they’re dead quiet due to the incorporation of metal covers and foil-shielded cables. To dial in (or fine-tune) the individual string output, the Relentless P and Relentless J include eight adjustable pole pieces. These pickups also have a broad magnetic field so you can even bend notes without volume dropout.
DiMarzio’s extra shielding makes the Relentless P and Relentless J better for both recording and stage performances. We’ve mounted them onto robust .09375” thick circuit board base plates to eliminate the annoying protruding mounting screws — ultimately creating a more comfortable and consistent foundation to rest your fingers on.
The new Relentless P steps beyond the traditional P-Bass sound and can only be described as massive. It has more of everything: more volume, beefier lows, a growling midrange, and crispy highs with better individual string definition.
The Relentless J incorporates a new invention, (patent pending) parallelogram-shaped coils, offering an expanded mid-range punch, snappy highs, precise lows, and a new dimension to the sound of the Relentless series pickups.
Relentless P and Relentless J pickups will breathe new life into any bass, increase playability, and work well for any style of music from Motown to metal.
DiMarzio’s Relentless P, Relentless J Bridge, Relentless J Neck, and Relentless J pair are made in the U.S.A. and may now be ordered for immediate delivery.
Suggested List Price for the Relentless P is $169.00 (MAP $119.99).
Suggested List Price for the Relentless J Bridge and Relentless J neck is $155.00 (MAP $109.99).
Suggested List Price for the Relentless J Pair is $296.00 (MAP 209.99).
For more information, please visit our website at dimarzio.com.