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Riffs: Shredder Search Update, Feminine McCartney, ZoyBar Platform

Shredder Search Down To 15 from DeanGuitars.com The good folks at Dean Guitars are proud to announce the Shredder Search is dwindling down. Today, the contest has been narrowed

Shredder Search Down To 15

from DeanGuitars.com



The good folks at Dean Guitars are proud to announce the Shredder Search is dwindling down. Today, the contest has been narrowed down to 15 finalists--each has their video uploaded to Dean Guitar's site.

McCartney Embraces Inner-Woman

from Contactmusic.com


Sir Paul is set to release another Fireman album. For the first time, the side-project features McCartney lyrics and vocals. But that's not the oddest thing regarding Electric Arguments. Prior to stepping into the recording booth, Sir Paul changed his name to Gladys Jenkins. Go here for more details on Sir Paul's momentary transformation.



Zoybar Platform Produces Stringed Instruments

from Zoybar.net


Here's something you've never seen before. Seriously. Zoybar has developed this guitar-looking device that allows players to manipulate sounds from several stringed instruments. In addition, you have the option of using some sort of add-on touch pad to produce noises. The touch screen sits where a bridge and pickups are on traditional guitars. Don't believe us, go here and check out some videos.


The Return of Johnny Cash—John Carter Cash Interview
The Return of Johnny Cash—John Carter Cash Interview on Johnny’s New Songwriter Album

The Man in Black returns with the unreleased Songwriter album. John Carter Cash tells us the story.

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This boutique pedal from Electric Eye Audio is designed to offer sophisticated tone shaping capabilities with two gain controls, Clarity and EBM controls, and a three-knob EQ section.

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John Bohlinger puts an AI tool to the test—and finds a dog that says meow.

The AI driven paradigm shift is upon us, and it’s happening much quicker than we anticipated. You’ve undoubtedly seen AI make amazing stuff, but I was shocked when I checked out AI songwriting site suno.com. When prompted, I typed: “An acoustic-rock-style song. Dog is a compassionate counselor to humans but secretly a serial killer.”

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Frank’s Guyatone LG-60 features an old Bigsby and alternate headstock shape, along with single-coil pickups that look sort of like humbuckers.

In the midst of his explorations of Japanese guitar culture, our columnist stumbled upon a vintage collector who also happens to be part of the Pokémon design team.

So, how many of you know about Pokémon, the popular video-game and card series? I missed out on the initial Pokémon craze of the ’90s, and its continuation while I later was toiling my way through college, but when my son was in kindergarten around 2016, we started to play Pokémon Go—another game in the Pokémon series—on my smartphone.

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