Boss Guitar Raffle from Community Foodbank of NJ $25 gets you a chance to win a ''52 reissue Tele signed by the Boss, while benefiting a worthy cause (the

Boss Tele

Boss Guitar Raffle

from Community Foodbank of NJ


$25 gets you a chance to win a ''52 reissue Tele signed by the Boss, while benefiting a worthy cause (the contest is mid-way down the page).
Bob Mould

Catching up with Bob Mould

from the Seattle Times


So, what''s Bob Mould been up to? He''s playing again and has a new album.

Related links:  Bob''s blog. Rolling Stone reviews the new album.
Neil

Fifth Beatle Dies

from the BBC

The man George Harrison dubbed "the Fifth Beatle" has died. Sir Paul has released a statement in regards to the passing of the Beatles confidante. So has Yoko.

Need to buy a new bass? Start here.

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Need an affordable distortion pedal? Look no further.

We live in the golden age of boutique pedals that are loaded with advanced features—many of which were nearly unthinkable a decade or so ago. But there’s something that will always be valuable about a rock-solid dirt box that won’t break your wallet. Here’s a collection of old classics and newly designed stomps that cost less than an average concert ticket.

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The emotional wallop of the acoustic guitar sometimes flies under the radar. Even if you mostly play electric, here are some things to consider about unplugging.

I have a love-hate relationship with acoustic guitars. My infatuation with the 6-string really blasted off with the Ventures. That’s the sound I wanted, and the way to get it was powered by electricity. Before I’d even held a guitar, I knew I wanted a Mosrite, which I was sure was made of fiberglass like the surfboards the Beach Boys, Surfaris, and the Challengers rode in their off time. Bristling with space-age switchgear and chrome-plated hardware, those solidbody hotrod guitars were the fighter jets of my musical dreams. I didn’t even know what those old-timey round-hole guitars were called. As the singing cowboys Roy Rogers and Gene Autrey strummed off into the sunset, the pace of technology pushed the look and sound of the electric guitar (and bass) into the limelight and into my heart. Imagine my disappointment when I had to begin my guitar tutelage on a rented Gibson “student” acoustic. At least it sort of looked like the ones the Beatles occasionally played. Even so, I couldn’t wait to trade it in.

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