It Kind of Sounds Like a Guitar... from Tech Digest and YouTube While these instruments strike us as somewhat superfluous expenses, as we''re more than happy to accomplish our

It Kind of Sounds Like a Guitar...

from Tech Digest and YouTube


While these instruments strike us as somewhat superfluous expenses, as we''re more than happy to accomplish our sounds with a traditional six (or sometimes seven) string guitar, the videos are fun to watch. Check out the Harpejji and the Beamz system. The Beamz gets into guitar sounds about 52 seconds in, but the rest is worth it just for the facial expressions.

The Musical Draft

from Ohio.com


A group of musicians in Cleveland, Ohio had an interesting idea: get together for a musical draft to create bands with an eclectic mix of styles and help network in the musical community. The group takes themselves seriously, with rules and gigs, creating 33 new bands with the draft.

Women Still Not Rocking?

from BBC News


A new study in the UK has shown that 81% of bass and electric guitarists in schools are male. BBC examines the social reasons behind it. This article from UticaOD.com talks with female rockers about how their experience in the industry differs from mens''.

A maze of modulation and reverberations leads down many colorful tone vortices.

Deep clanging reverb tones. Unexpected reverb/modulation combinations.

Steep learning curve for a superficially simple pedal.

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SolidGoldFX Ether
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A lot of cruel fates can befall a gig. But unless you’re a complete pedal addict or live in high-gain-only realms, doing a gig with just a reverb- and tremolo-equipped amp is not one of them. Usually a nice splash of reverb makes the lamest tone pretty okay. Add a little tremolo on top and you have to work to not be at least a little funky, surfy, or spacy. You see, reverb and modulation go together like beans and rice. That truth, it seems, extends even to maximalist expressions of that formula—like the SolidGold FX Ether.

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Megadeth founder teams up with Gibson for his first acoustic guitar in the Dave Mustaine Collection.

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Gibson 1960 Les Paul 0 8145 is from the final year of the model’s original-production era, and likely from one of the later runs.

The story of 1960 Gibson Les Paul 0 8145—a ’burst with a nameplate and, now, a reputation.

These days it’s difficult to imagine any vintage Gibson Les Paul being a tough sell, but there was a time when 1960 ’bursts were considered less desirable than the ’58s and ’59s of legend—even though Clapton played a ’60 cherry sunburst in his Bluesbreakers days. Such was the case in the mid 1990s, when the family of a local musician who was the original owner of one of these guitars walked into Rumble Seat Music’s original Ithaca, New York, store with this column’s featured instrument.

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