My Daddy''s Guitar from some Appalachian blogger Here''s a riff for you sentimental bluegrass pickers. The song, "My Daddy''s Guitar,"  written by Paul Wilson, is blogged about by Wilson''s


My Daddy''s Guitar

from some Appalachian blogger


Here''s a riff for you sentimental bluegrass pickers. The song, "My Daddy''s Guitar,"  written by Paul Wilson, is blogged about by Wilson''s brother here.

Bonus: music player with bluegrass goodness.


Paul Jackson Jr.

from the Arizona Daily Star


Jazz phenom-turned-Idol-rocking guitarist Paul Jackson Jr. is so good we give him a pass for having played on Backstreet Boys recordings. Here''s a profile that gives you a little more insight into the PRS slinger who does his thing on one of the most-watched shows in American history.

Bonus: tidbits like this: as a child actor, Jackson made appearances on Good Time
s and Mayberry R.F.D. Dyn-o-mite!

Page/Jones rock with foo fighters

from the Telegraph (UK)


Okay, scoring tickets to a Foo Fighters show is cool enough, now imagine being there when Grohl busts out some guest musicians with, oh, pretty good chops: Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones. The Telegraph has the story.

Bittersweet Bonus: Page suggested the Zep reunion tour might not happen until the fall of ''09.

Kemper Profiler Stage, Nueral DSP Quad Cortex & Line 6 HX Stomp (clockwise from top)

A deep dive into faux amps, futuristic setups, and how to use modern technology’s powers for good.

The jump between analog and digital gear has never been more manageable. It no longer takes a rack full of outboard gear with a six-figure price tag to help realize not only the tone you have in your head, but the expansive workflows that started to pop up in the early ’80s. We’re now about a decade into the modern era of digital modelers and profilers and it seems like the technology has finally come into its own. “This is really the first time in a while where you can have bar bands playing the exactsame gear as stadium acts,” says Cooper Carter, a Fractal Audio Systems production consultant who has done sound design and rig building for Neal Schon, James Valentine, John Petrucci, and others.

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