Tonetech from Manchester Evening News UK''s Bill Quinn and luthier Dan MacPherson are launching Tonetech, the first online destination for those looking to build their own guitar. The website

Tonetech Guitar

Tonetech

from Manchester Evening News


UK''s Bill Quinn and luthier Dan MacPherson are launching Tonetech, the first online destination for those looking to build their own guitar. The website serves as an online shopping center for guitar makers, supplying special timbers and other necessary products.

Click here to visit Tonetech''s website.
Grasshopper

Nude Guitarist Grasshopper

from InsideBayArea.com


A San Francisco man was dismissed of misdemeanor charges for allegedly playing his guitar on top of his van -- while naked. According to the article, 38-year-old Grasshopper Alec Kaplan ran for mayor of San Francisco last year, receiving less than 1 percent of the vote.

Andrew Bird

Andrew Bird

from YouTube


Here''s a guy who can make you rethink your approach to performing. Andrew Bird utilizes live loops and a variety of instruments in unconventional ways to create unique soundscapes. Check out this YouTube clip of Bird performing on Letterman. Also, here''s an interview he did with A.V. Club that allows you to get into his head a bit.

An overachieving overdrive that gets way bigger than its name suggests.

Sweet balanced crunch tones. Dynamic. Sparkling, full, and clean at attenuated guitar volume. High-quality build.

Pretty expensive.

$249

Great Eastern FX Small Speaker Overdrive
greateasternfx.com

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Overdrive pedals don’t often set my world alight—even great ones. But I’ve spent a month with the England-built Great Eastern FX Small Speaker Overdrive, and it remains attached to the other end of my coil-y cable. Ostensibly, the Small Speaker is meant to be a variation on the tweed-Fender-Champ-in-a-box theme. However, both the pedal’s name and the Champ associations fail to do justice to how large and alive it sounds and feels tethered to a bigger amp.

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

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The bass wiz and author shares deep wisdom about bass, music, and more.

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