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Riffs: Rush On TV, Speedy Guitar Player, Free Recording Software

Rush Appears On Colbert Report from Rolling Stone Last week, Rush made their first appearance on television in 33 years. Hosted by comedian Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report,

Rush Appears On Colbert Report

from Rolling Stone


Last week, Rush made their first appearance on television in 33 years. Hosted by comedian Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report, the band performed "Tom Sawyer" and was subjected to Colbert''s unusual style of humor. Geddy, Alex and Neil have also been busy recently with their summer tour which concludes at the end of the week.

Fastest Guitar Player In The World?

from Guitar Flame


Although Tiago Della Vega''s speedy shredding might lack some tonal finesse, man can this guy play fast! Check out the video and story here. World record contender Raha Hasan has some competition.

Free Guitar Recording Software

from Guitar Noize


It always tastes better when it''s free, right? Sonoma Wire Works recently announced a free edition of their Riffworks T4 software. This music recording client includes a nifty little feature that allows musicians to collaborate on a song over the internet. Of course, you need a subscription for that...
Full Slash Interview
Full Slash Interview on New Blues Album, S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Festival, Guitar Gear, Pedal Steel & More

The guitar icon shares what went into making his chart-topping blues album and what gear fans can expect to see at the S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Blues Festival tour.

This 1968 Epiphone Al Caiola Standard came stocked with P-90s and a 5-switch Tone Expressor system.

Photo courtesy of Guitar Point (guitarpoint.de)

Photo courtesy of Guitar Point (guitarpoint.de)

The session ace’s signature model offers a wide range of tones at the flip of a switch … or five.

Hello and welcome back to Mod Garage. Not long ago, I came home late from a band rehearsal, still overly excited about the new songs we played. I got myself a coffee (I know, it's a crazy procedure to calm down) and turned on the TV. I ended up with an old Bonanza episode from the ’60s, the mother of all Western TV series. Hearing the theme after a long time instantly reminded me of the great Al Caiola, who is the prolific session guitarist who plays on the song. With him in mind, I looked up the ’60s Epiphone “Al Caiola” model and decided I want to talk about the Epiphone/Gibson Tone Expressor system that was used in this guitar.

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Slinky playability, snappy sounds, and elegant, comfortable proportions distinguish an affordable 0-bodied flattop.

Satisfying, slinky playability. Nice string-to-string balance. Beautiful, comfortable proportions.

Cocobolo-patterned HPL back looks plasticky.

$699

Martin 0-X2E
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Embracing the idea of an acoustic flattop made with anything other than wood can, understandably, be tricky stuff. There’s a lot of precedent for excellent-sounding acoustics built with alternative materials, though. Carbon-fiber flattops can sound amazing and I’ve been hooked by the sound and playability of Ovation and Adamas instruments many times.

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The GibsonES Supreme Collection (L-R) in Seafoam Green, Bourbon Burst, and Blueberry Burst.

The new Gibson ES Supreme offers AAA-grade figured maple tops, Super Split Block inlays, push/pull volume controls, and Burstbucker pickups.

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